Light Year | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
grimmales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light Year is a Double IPA prominently featuring Wai-iti and Galaxy with background notes of Mosaic and Citra. Firmly operating in our hop candy mode, we taste typical Southern Hemisphere “purple fruit” notes, pineapple, dank, and spun sugar.


Added by vfgccp on 12-01-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,381
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
137
pDev:
5.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
Gots:
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by TripelMark:
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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of FriedSlug
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, pale orange with some floating particles. White sticky head leaves bands of lacing behind. Smells pungent, dank, citrusy with a sweet candy scent. Taste is sweet upfront with a sort of orange baby aspirin quality, lots of orange and grapefruit with a big pine and grapefruit pith finish. Really tasty beer.

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Photo of spacemanspiff13
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can...."canned 11/30/16" Gotta love fresh cans from Grimm

Pours moderatly hazed, typical tangerine juice in color, delicate, tiny bubble film, collar and leaving very nice looking whispy lower sheeting and higher coating lacing.

Big sniff of pinapple, orangy/tropical fruit

On the palate is the anticipated tropical fruit melange, with waves of pineapple, some tangerine and lemon coming through....more bitter then my favorite fruit bombs...still very good, but not the tropical bliss out brew of my dreams.

Well worth a try if you find a can or two...

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Photo of JC333
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of virinow
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avas
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tappangordo
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this and Zap during the same session on a few occasions, interestingly enough, and I vacillated between which I liked more. This being the last of my cans of both beers, I found I favored this one over Zap as it didn't have the sharp, dry bitterness of Zap and a delicious, sweet tropical flavor. Passionfruit and unripe mango would be the two fruits I had hazard to attach to it.

Body-wise, this is smooth, full and easy-drinking and mellow on the bitterness. Good good.

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Photo of twizzard
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schinebd
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is pineapple, starfruit and citrus. Big sweetness and tropical fruit notes. Beer opens citrus, grapefruit and young pineapple. Big malt presence. Cane sugar with a fruity tartness. Dry finish with a bitter hop filminess. Solid. Body is light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth on the palate and soft and quenching going down. Real drinkable and pretty impressive considering the ABVs. Dry finish.

Very solid but not unlike their other offerings.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frozyn
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, hazy, golden straw color with a large white head on an aggressive pour out of a can dated 11/30/16. Head receded after a couple minutes to a thin layer on top with a edge ring.

Floral hops to begin with that reveals mango, peach, and pine. A very nice mixture of aromas, none overpowering. There's a dank note that emerges with some sniffs, and other times not at all.

Taste follows closely along the aroma. The floral aspect is nicely complex, never sticking around too long on a single note, and is the main player. The fruits come and go, but the the dank is more prevalent here.

At the lower end of Medium, little carbonation but a very nice resin that coats the tongue.

Damn tasty beer. It's nice to have an (D)IPA that doesn't focus solely on the juiciness side of things. Very well balanced, as I've come to expect with Grimm offerings, and am rarely disappointed.

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Photo of Bieniek30
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of broadway848
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheGent
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is hazy yellow gold with a half inch head.

Pithy citrus on the aroma. Juicy sweetness.

Taste is magno and bitter citrus rind.

Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipChaight
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can from Noble Grains NYC on the UES
Pours semi-clear golden orange with fluffy white head and sudsy lacing, smells like pine pitch covered peach flesh, sweet papaya, candied hops, and booze, taste is sweet citrus juice and booze, finishes with pithy bitterness, feel is light and cream. Another solid DIPA from Grimm, soft, fruity, and sweet.

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Light Year from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 137 ratings