Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #103
Ranked #3,839
4.22 | pDev: 6.64%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 66 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours from the can an opaque muddy orange, minimal 1" head that fizzles out, no lacing. Nose is peach and stone fruit up front, followed by deep notes of pine, musk, and rubber. Flavor is balanced, with some rich canned fruit evened out by piney dankness; finish is on the dry side, moderate bitterness. Thick mouthfeel and light carbonation. Flavor is deep and it feels a little heavy, so surprised by the moderate alcohol.

May 23, 2021
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Canned 9/01/20. This is self-labbeled as APA, if this ends up as NEIPA I'll be disappointed

Pours a light fizzy head with med-lower retention, a little lacing, hazy lemon-yellow color

Nose starts like lighter NEIPA, some citrus, generic tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, little grapefruit, very light malt

Taste is again NEIPA but lighter, lots of juicy fruit, tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, papaya, a little grapefruit and plenty of citrus again, quite pithy, soft creamy base malt and flaked proteins, little softening minerals, low bitterness, drier finish with a bit more bitterness but not much, soft finish with a touch of mineral and chalk late as well

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, plenty of creamy carb, soft

Overall as I was worried about, it's just a light NEIPA, water softening minerals and chalk all with it, hops bring no bitterness and all citrus and tropical fruit, pretty much no malt except some flaked proteins (wheat or oats), so that would be fine if I was expecting an NEIPA (session version), but I was expecting APA which this is nothing like.

Nov 20, 2020
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beltway Brewing (contract brewer from Grimm). Served in a stemmed tulip.

A nice low 5.5% ABV American Pale Ale that is full of flavor. Not a cloudy mess.

Dec 07, 2017
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EMH73 from New York

4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy medium orange with an inch and a half fluffy white head that is very well retained and left lots of rings of lacing. Smells of pine, tropical and citrus fruit. Tastes of grapefruit, orange, peach, mango, pine, malts and a hint of pith. Moderately bitter, medium bodied, lightly carbonated, finishes on the dry side.

Nov 06, 2017
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Gajo74 from New York

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Dive Bar, NYC.
Capslock pours a hazy orange color with a moderate foamy head that retains throughout. The aroma and taste are aligned in terms of the emphasis on citrus, light pine and pale malts.
In the mouth it is smooth, medium bodied yet light drinking. Nice citrus, grapefruit and orange finish. Soft malt texture with a light pine prickle and gentle carbonation.
Another well crafted brew by Grimm. A hoppy, flavorful and easy to drink pale ale.

Sep 21, 2017
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Kendo from New York

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from the half growler into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy apricot with a 1.5-finger white head that retains well.

S: Nice tropical fruit and apricot. Citrusy grapefruit too.

T: Modest pale malt lays the foundation for citrusy and tropical fruity hops. Very nicely balanced, yet clearly a bitter, hop-centric brew. Taste of citrus primarily, with both grapefruit and lemons in the mix. Finishes with a good bitterness.

M: Active but fine carbonation ups the overall impression with this beer - though that may be my inclination these days because I've been drinking a lot of juicy NE-style IPAs. It's nice to feel that "bite" again.

O: This is excellent. Bright, fresh and with a nice bite to it.

Apr 07, 2017
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wedge from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

@ Ridgewood

Served up an evenly hazy pale orange color with a whipped frothy white head. Aromas of dank herbal hops, subtle tropical fruit, and peppery citrus. Zesty citrus and mango hops, though less fruity than expected. Pine resin bitterness and peppery herbal dankness - that certain leafy/hop pellet quality that I love. Medium bodied and decently bitter. Tasty!

Mar 31, 2017
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alpinebryant from Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: hazed orange juice white powdery top

S: aromas of passionfruit, peach juice , bittered grapefruit and orange rinds

T: strong pale ale tripical fruit flavors of peach juice, passionfruit, guava , mango and a hint a pale malt. Obviously dry hopped and fruited overweight but delicious and very drinkable.

M: medium bodied for a pale ale, light on carbonation out of a 32 oz growler bought today.

O: overall very happy for my first Grimm experience. Definitely recommend trying

Mar 17, 2017
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MikeyMcD86 from New York

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at out of a Tulip. Beer comes in a light gold/straw yellow with a full haze and bright white head. Aroma is very citrus forward with lots of orange and grapefruit. A little passion fruit on the back end. Flavor follows the nose with a medium pithy bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but still impressive for 5.5%. Overall I am really enjoying this beer from Grimm. Shows they can make pale ales as good as their IPA's. 92 points

Mar 15, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Joe Bean Coffee Bar in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a very hazy golden yellow- it looks like sunshine. There's a one inch head, and lots of lacing.

There's a lot of super fresh hop flavor here, candied lemon, grapefruit, and mango, with a burst of zesty pine as well.

The hop flavor on this one is pretty great. There's a great lemony hop flavor, not very tart, but more candied and sweet, with mango, and grapefruit rind, with a really cool zesty and sparkling bitterness on the finish. There's not really any malt character here.

This is light bodied, and incredibly crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

I could imagine this one going over much better in the summer. It's light bodied but very full in flavor.

Mar 13, 2017
CAPSLOCK from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 66 ratings