In Mid-Air
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
64
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 02, 2017
Added:
Dec 28, 2016
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  18
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Big aroma on this one! Passionfruit/tropical meets hoppy/dank. Brewed with… all the good hops. Mosaic, Columbus, Wai-ti, Citra, and Simcoe. Complex, clean, aggressive, balanced.
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Rated: 4.22 by mltobin from Connecticut

Dec 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

Mar 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by elnunesio from New York

Mar 21, 2017
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into my 16 oz Flying Dog tulip glass canned on 12/28/17. Pours very a very cloudy orange yellow, with a solid two finger sticky white head that leaves patches of streaky lace everywhere.

Smell apricot, papaya, mango, pine resin, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows apricot, papaya, mango, and a sharp hit of piney grapefruit in the fairly aggressive finish.

Mouthfeel is a little bigger than medium a tad sticky, moderate carbonation, juicy not dry, and drinks so darn easy, like it was carbonated tropical juice, that kicKS you in the head.

Overall another tremendous Grimm treat sent from @Rcruz9230. Love this brewery, the only thing I fear is that they are a tad one dimensional with all juicy, hazy IPAS, but fortunately all world class.
Mar 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by JoeMans from New York

Mar 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by AMCimpi from New York

Feb 22, 2017
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Reviewed by c_tails from New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from can dated mid-January

Golden hazy Amber

Tons of floaties which I don't love but they do settle. I rolled the can but it poured pretty solid coagulated flecks. No huge deal.

Smell is citrus pith, ripe stone fruit, dankness, definite booze on the nose

Taste - fleshy ripe peaches, mangos is what I'm picking up first. Then the dankness, a nice bitterness sets in. Big aggressive booze at the back.

Feel- soft and velvet smooth like the other Grimm ipas. Really pleasant mouthfeel.

Really like it but I liked lambo and light year more. Those have a bit more of a balance and felt slightly less aggressive to me. Still a great offering but I've enjoyed their others even more.
Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by McAndrew from North Carolina

Feb 15, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by AzIpaGuy from Arizona

Feb 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by Ladron123 from New York

Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Feb 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by malfunxion from New York

Feb 09, 2017
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Traded for this a few weeks back and got around to having it in the midst of the first snow in a month here. I love most of what Grimm's put out and this was no exception as the massive combination of hops, potent alcoholic content, and nice balance all came together for an addicting brew that was hard to pace myself through!

This was one of those beers that I should have rolled before opening as the sediment could be seen floating in the dark but glowing amber liquid. Nice head to go along with thick, soapy rings of lacing along the back of my pint glass. Tons of tropical fruit in the nose along with some citrus juice as that translated to tons of mango, papaya, orange, and melon rind in the taste. Some cracker could be detected, which gave this beer a nice body and it had a bit of a lager-like feeling in that there were some slightly grassy and sour notes in the midst of all of this as well. I love the juicy mouthfeel and slightly dank and piney tone to this as there was just the right carbonation to this, allowing for the finish to be clean in spite of all of the seemingly opposing forces that were present!

This was mildly aggressive but there was just a slight warming effect when I finally finished this off. I got a hint of mint and menthol in the aftertaste once the liquid was all gone, further proving how nice this tailed off and how little was left of the heavier and more dank notes. Rumor has it that Grimm will be getting their own space in East Williamsburg later this year and having another winner from them, it's obvious that that day is long overdue - it will be great to get a winner like this straight from the brewer without having to hunt it down!
Feb 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by Baab200 from New York

Feb 07, 2017
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Reviewed by curtis6290 from New York

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 12/28/17. Consumed 2/6/17. Received in a trade.

Look: Very hazy, great foam head that lasts. Bright orange, noticeable particles that stay floating, great gravity. (8/10)
Smell: Sweet, Dank, Earthy, Mold, Spice, Floral, Pine, Resin, Grapefruit, Passionfruit. Definitely a variety of hops. (7/10)
Taste: Orange Sorbet, Syrupy, Endless variety of hops, tropical fruit, Mango, Pine, Lemongrass. Much sweeter taste than the smell. (8/10)
Feel: Small bite on the tongue and throat, lingering aftertaste of malt and alcohol. After 5 seconds, it dissipates into a nice lemony pucker, leaving you wanting to drink more. (9/10)
Overall: Another well blended DIPA from Grimm, although it isn't mind blowing. This is more of a bland mix that is drinkable but not too crazy. The freshness factor probably played a part in the experience. I'd imagine this was a lot fresher at one point. This tastes like Focal Banger but smoother, and less flavors. You can really get a sense of the extravagant hop profile on this one, which is respectable. (8/10)
Feb 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.81 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by schinebd from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.68 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Feb 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by dental from Massachusetts

Feb 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by junaman from New York

Feb 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2017
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Rated by Elpadrino42069 from New York

4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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Jan 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Only slight hazy pale gold with a moderate white fluff that settles to an odd bubble island, with tons of cobweb lace on the glass. The second half of the can unleashes the sediment, and the pale gold becomes 90% opaque.

Smell is bread, corn, pine, cannabis, and grapefruit, followed by peach and a little pungent yeast.

Oh wow, the flavor changes it up a lot, starting out by tart apple taking the stage first. This is followed by some pear, then peach and tangerine, but not too powerfully citric. There are slight hints of pine, bread and rug, with even a little grape PEZ. This is a really unique blend of hops, with a semi-sweet flavor, but still finishing slightly bitter as an IPA should.

Nice moderate body, with soothing soft carbonation, and a semi dry-finish.
Jan 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Jan 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by billab914 from Virginia

Jan 28, 2017
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Reviewed by JordonHoltzman from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned about a month ago. Pours a hazy peach orange, with some sedement. Fluffy white head. Fruity pineapple, melon, grapefruit and cracker aroma, taste matches. Mouthfeel is medium, perfect for a DIPA. Great Grimm IPA. Love it.
Jan 28, 2017
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Reviewed by frozyn from New York

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L -- Pours a nice hazy peach, plenty of hop particulates, with a fluffy white head.

S -- Pineapple, passionfruit, mango, a little dank earthiness behind it all.

T -- Follows closely on aroma, but with more punch, a little sweetness, and a nice bitterness.

F -- Nicely medium, soft feel, good carbonation with a little zip. Slight resin.

O -- The flavor carries the beer here, but an overall very solid beer. It was better the first can, very shortly after release.
Jan 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Jan 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.91 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON)

Jan 27, 2017
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
L: Hazy gold with a creamy white head. Moderate retention, excellent lacing.

S: White peach, pineapple, mango, apricot, passion fruit, grapefruit, and lime. Pungently aromatic of tart, fresh, tropical fruits.

T: White peach, apricot, unripe mango and pineapple upfront. More bright, tart, and fresh than juicy overripe sweetness. Orange pith and pink grapefruit push through, leaving a light grapefruit bitterness for a moment. Crisp, and light, with hints of passion fruit and honeydew melon. Finishes lightly dry, but no lingering flavors or bitterness, save for hints of peach and orange.

F: A bit light, lightly carbonated. Soft and sluggable, though.

O: Yet another fantastic NE IPA from Grimm. Amazing.
Jan 26, 2017
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Reviewed by MikeyMcD86 from New York

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Canned 12/28. Drank out of a TEKU.

Look: medium gold color with creamy white head and a medium plus haze. When you look closely you do see some floaties.

Smell: Grapefruit and light apricot on the nose. Maybe a hint of sweet vidalia onion. Not explosive though

Taste: Very nice grapefruit citrus on the palate with a medium pithy bitterness. There is a bit of the fleshy sweetness that I normally associate with GRIMM beer buts it's more subdued than normal.

Mouthfeel: On point for am 8% IPA nice creamy medium plus leaning toward full mouthfeel.

Overall(style points): GRIMM has been a bit off with some of their DIPAs lately but this one is back on point. 94 points!
Jan 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.72 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Jan 26, 2017
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy, golden orange color with a huge, well retained white head that left lots of lacing. Smells and tastes of tropical fruits-mango and pineapple, citrus-orange and grapefruit with some pith flavors and some sweet malts. Fairly sweet beer with not too much bitterness. Mouth feel is on the light side, lightly carbonated (perhaps too lightly). Another winner from Grimm.
Jan 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Chocolatejams from New York

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Quite tasty. Other descriptions are pretty accurate, so no need to expand upon the nuances of this one.

Im nearing the bottom of a pint at a local establishment right now. Stopped to try something new before heading home from work. Pretty tasty. Got a light buzz already so this was right on time.

If you're in Plattsburgh, NY this beer is on tap at Hobies for a limited time.
Jan 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.6 by Hendry from Vermont

Jan 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by knicks19947 from New York

Jan 24, 2017
In Mid-Air from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 90 ratings