Magnetic Tape | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Juicy IPA brewed with Mosaic and Motueka hops.

Added by avas on 04-19-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
6.45%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
For Trade:
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of frozyn
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice orange-amber color, pillowy white head that dissipates to a minuscule film and a good bit of lacing.

Aroma is fruity, but also slight notes of dank/cat litter. I did just get a cat this week, so my nose may have that stuck in it. Nope, warmth revealed more of it. Not displeasing, though.

Nicely balanced between bitter and fruity. Papaya, mango, generic beery, passion fruit, pineapple, peach, apricot. The bitterness does a great job differentiating the beer, keeping it from being a NEIPA but with similar fruit notes.

Soft, smooth, medium body. Nicely carbonated.

Gotta say, wasn't very impressed with the one can I got at release, but drinking in on tap right now and it is fantastic.

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Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wedge
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ Sam's Quik

Hazy gold under a small foamy head with good stick. Smells of Mosaic oily hop berries, lime, tangerine, and pink grapefruit over a bit of granola. Slick, green, oily hop resins in the taste...herbal Mosaic notes, grapefruit, peach. Soft, easy feel - lightly bitter. Really good.

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Photo of fx20736
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

outstanding

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Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned April 6, 2017. Pours a mostly translucent golden brown, without much haze or cloudiness. Smells like a fusion of west coast and New England styles, with a lot of resin and pine contrasting with grapefruit, pomelo and other bitter citrus. Less "juicy" than I expected from an IPA prominently featuring Motueka hops, although I do get some lime. On the palate, the bitterness really comes to the fore, pushing virtually any sweetness aside. Great cold, very refreshing as an accompaniment to tortilla chips or other salty snacks.

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Photo of Angerhaus
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange colored, sort of orange scented, sort of orange flavored. Goes from sweet to bitter in a heartbeat. East coast front, with a west coast backbone.

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Photo of psychgawsple
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From can into teku.

Nice white foam head upom pour. Orange citrus aroma with taste, plus general citrus and grapwfruit flavors. On the sweeter side. Pillowy, soft mouthfeel and only mildly bitter.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely orange beer with a white head that leaves specks of lacing behind. The aroma is citrus and weed with orange and grapefruit bring the predominant smells. Nice lightly sweet beer that tastes like oranges, grapefruit pith and weed. Really great beer.

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcrossan
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMH73
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a well retained two inch head that left nice lacing. Smells predominately of tropical fruits, some citrus, pine and a hint of peach. Tastes of mango, pineapple, orange, hint of grapefruit and cantaloupe. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, clean, crisp and goes down real smooth.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Magnetic Tape from Grimm Artisanal Ales
4.34 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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