Halftone | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.25/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Relatively crisp riff on NE-style IPA with notes of strawberry & passionfruit. Simcoe & Azacca take the starring roles here.

Added by broadway848 on 05-06-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,591
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
74
pDev:
5.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of dental
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHMD_Brewing
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftConsumer_97
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Crisp, with clean after taste. Subtle fruit flavor

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
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

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Photo of c_tails
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of guild337
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlvinLin
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendry
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of Hoosier84
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beers-es
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Halftone from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 74 ratings