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Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #789
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,720
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 6.62%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
116
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 21, 2022
Added:
Dec 06, 2016
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  27
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Big and juicy with floral notes of rose, tropical fruit, orange blossom. Brewed with Citra, Azacca, and Simcoe. Guest can art from Margaux Ogden!
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Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Another winner from Grimm. Citrus, tropical and floral notes. Taste follows suit. Just a great, simple combination. East coast meets west coast in this one for me, giving this beer the best of both worlds. Just juicy enough without being overly so. Medium carbonation. Leaves behind a ton of lacing.
Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.38 by Khaack from New York

Mar 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Mar 20, 2022
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Rated by brureview from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excellent hop combo of citra, azacca and simcoe. Very aromatic and spicy. Some dankness. A welcome change to the many NEIPAs which are less spicy.
Mar 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by ccryder from New York

Feb 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful almost orange juice milkshake with a thick white head. This stuff looks fantastic which is what this smells like too. Tropical notes with slight dankness just pouring off this brew. More malt than I thought from the nose but this beer is quite flavor packed. Tropical flavors shift to a malt finish with enough sweetness to defeat most of the bite. This is a really good brew here. It’s creamy thick and almost prickly carbonated. Could benefit from a bit more but I’m splitting hairs. This is is worth a try !
Oct 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from Washington

Oct 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Oct 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by Furlinator from California

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Pentastar from New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours a hazy yellow/orange. Three finger white foam head.
Smell: Lemon and apricot. Sweet aroma with various hops, herbal and botanical.
Taste: Mango and apricot, some banana and guava. Some bitterness in the background, which is nice.
Feel: Good carbonation and thickness.
Overall: Good pure hops and flavor, a good beer.
Sep 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by caffeinelogic from New York

Dec 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by Bwag from New York

Dec 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Bum4ever from California

Dec 20, 2019
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a growler , filled about two hours ago.
Translucent orangey-gold, with light white head, that leaves a 1/4" ring , and 1/2" of lacing .

Smell is a mix of citrus - a sour tangelo-like aroma being most prominent - , apricot,candied pineapple, mango, and a slightly sweet/slightly solvent-y pine scent. I'm TASTING that last bit + pineapple+apricot when I take a deep whiff. All-in-all, a very pleasant and inviting olfactory presence.

Taste is grapefruit, orange rind, light pine, and a slight bit of dankness. Moderate bitterness comes in mid-taste,builds toward the finish, and lingers a bit. [Edit>]Getting a little of that apricot & mango towards the finish, after it's warmed to ~55F.

Feel is on the light side of medium, with light, very fine carbonation.

Overall, quite enjoyable , and would recommend it.

[Edit>] After reading other reviews, I'm wondering if I was actually given Zap. Or is it variable , from batch to batch? Hmmm??? OK, I guess I will HAVE TO get it again, when another batch comes around. ;)
Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.63 by cuso1029 from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by mtnwesdew from New York

Nov 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by Patkennedy0492 from New York

Oct 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hendry from Vermont

Oct 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.52 by NappyB from Illinois

Oct 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by jpd026 from New York

Oct 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Oct 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Jeromedepot from New York

Sep 28, 2019
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
At the source
Sep 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Mar 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by nater919 from New York

Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.47 by Bluecrow from New York

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by Jrosso from New Jersey

Jan 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Jan 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by eddiefl from New York

Jan 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by cambabeer from New York

Jan 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Jan 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Amalak from New York

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Typical NEIPA appearance; opaque murky bright yellow with a small white cap. Okayish retention. Spotty lacing.
The aroma bursts of ripe and juicy mango, apricot, papaya, and tangerine, as well as some weedy herbal dankness.
The taste is mango, peach, and papaya upfront, juicy and ripe and slightly tart, leading to soft and creamy doughy malt, a hint of guava, a touch of darkness, and a dry finish with no bitterness.
The mouthfeel is soft, creamy, with a prickle of carbonation--a bit thin on the mid-palate--and then dry and clean on the finish.
Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by BltByKrmn from New York

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.48 by DC118 from New Jersey

Dec 27, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On-tap at Bronx Beer Hall, Bronx, NY

A: The beer is very cloudy whitish yellow in color and almost looks like a smoothie. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that consistently left a short head on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of grapefruit along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, juicy, and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is all about the juiciness of the hops. It is quite drinkable because it does a good job at masking any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: on-tap
Dec 27, 2018
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