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Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 4.95%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
65
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 22, 2018
Added:
May 06, 2017
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  14
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Relatively crisp riff on NE-style IPA with notes of strawberry & passionfruit. Simcoe & Azacca take the starring roles here.
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Rated: 4.25 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Aug 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Aug 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Strohm from New York

Aug 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by JNPIII127 from New York

Jul 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Jul 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by hoponit from New York

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Picked up 4pk at MaPa’s. Nice lighter but still flavorful IPA. Passion fruit more of a standout though berries and a bit of mango like stone fruit... combination added some interesting (sipping vs quaffing) complexity
Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by dental from Massachusetts

Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.11 by doremite from Vermont

Jul 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by SHMD_Brewing from New York

Jul 05, 2018
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Rated by CraftConsumer_97 from New York

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Crisp, with clean after taste. Subtle fruit flavor
Jul 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jun 30, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a web of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of passionfruit are present in the nose along with notes of orange citrus.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that there are notes of strawberries and the flavors of orange are more subdued. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is packed with lots of aromas and flavors of fruits. There is a bit of bitterness and crispness so I wouldn't classify it as being "juicy" like some of the other New England-style IPAs out there are like.

Serving type: can
Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by c_tails from New York

Sep 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.66 by guild337 from Virginia

Jul 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by AlvinLin from New York

Jul 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by Hendry from Vermont

Jun 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 16, 2017
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Reviewed by CNoj012 from New York

4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This beer pours a cloudy yellow orange color very similar to Tropicana OJ. The head is one finger, creamy and white. Retention is excellent and there is a moderate amount of spotted lacing left on the glass.

Smell is fairly subtle. Pineapple, mango and grapefruit are all I'm picking up.

Taste is similar, but much more flavorful than the smell. It starts off bright, fruity and juicy, but that is swept aside mid sip by a strong pithy and piney bitterness that I haven't tasted in a Grimm beer since the original batch of Pulse Wave.

Feel is light and soft with a good bit of prickliness on the finish from the bitterness.

Overall this is a very good beer. I've stopped going out of my way for every Grimm release (actually was gifted this 4pk from a good friend) and although I enjoyed this beer, it isn't worth the effort needed to track it down. Just for fun I drank my last one of these side by side in a blind tasting with Two Roads Two Juicy. Unfortunately I could tell from smell alone which was which, but I definitely preferred Two Juicy. Not to mention it was $3.50 per can compared to the $5+ per can that Grimm goes for in these parts.
Jun 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by Hoosier84 from Indiana

Jun 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap, pours a moderately hazy light gold. Huge passion fruit and pineapple on the nose and taste. Characteristic Grimm sweet/tart tropical notes. Bit of resinous bitterness. Another great one in the Grimm house style.
Jun 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a fingers worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Sly messy lace. The aroma had some sweet and tart strawberry up front with a little bit of pine, grassiness, citrus and papaya/peach/tangerine quality backing it all up. The flavor was sweet with a punch of the bitter pine to amplify the full embrace of the bittersweetness of it all. Aftertaste followed suite. Finish was somewhat quick and fruity tart and sweet. The palate was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty nice AIPA that I could have again.
Jun 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

Jun 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jun 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Jun 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by EMH73 from New York

Jun 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Jun 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.58 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Jun 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Jun 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by Vivs85 from New York

May 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden radiating with mango and pineapple aroma. Tons of strawberry flavor. Kind of reminds me of Pliny. Not in a bad way. More in a doesn't blow me away but is still really good way. That's what Halftone is.
May 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

May 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

May 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by smithj4 from New York

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by JoeMans from New York

May 24, 2017
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 81 ratings