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:
95
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
90
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 02, 2017
Added:
Dec 28, 2016
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  18
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
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 90 ratings