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Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 4.95%
Ratings:
81
Status:
Retired
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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Ratings by Timmy2747:
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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Timmy2747 from Massachusetts

First time I've come across a Grimm IPA here in MA and well worth the wait. Can't get enough of these citrusy IPAs and this once certainly doesn't disappoint.

May 23, 2017
More User Ratings:
 
4.25 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Aug 22, 2018
 
4.1 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Aug 17, 2018
 
4.13 by Strohm from New York on Aug 08, 2018
 
4.35 by JNPIII127 from New York on Jul 24, 2018
 
4.07 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Jul 24, 2018
 
4.19 by hoponit from New York on Jul 22, 2018
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4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BillRoth from Maryland

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
 
4.19 by dental from Massachusetts on Jul 16, 2018
 
4.11 by doremite from Vermont on Jul 15, 2018
 
4.18 by Timfromthemainland from New York on Jul 10, 2018
 
4.16 by SHMD_Brewing from New York on Jul 05, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by CraftConsumer_97 from New York

Crisp, with clean after taste. Subtle fruit flavor

Jul 02, 2018
 
4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 30, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

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
 
4.25 by c_tails from New York on Sep 22, 2017
 
4.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Aug 27, 2017
 
4.66 by guild337 from Virginia on Jul 21, 2017
 
4.27 by AlvinLin from New York on Jul 08, 2017
 
4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2017
 
4.25 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Jun 29, 2017
 
4.49 by Hendry from Vermont on Jun 19, 2017
 
4.4 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Jun 16, 2017
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4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by CNoj012 from New York

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
 
4.35 by Hoosier84 from Indiana on Jun 13, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Beers-es from Virginia

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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3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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
 
4.29 by SonictheBeerhog from New York on Jun 06, 2017
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jun 04, 2017
 
4.28 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Jun 04, 2017
 
4.23 by EMH73 from New York on Jun 02, 2017
 
3.84 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Jun 02, 2017
 
4.58 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts on Jun 02, 2017
 
4.18 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Jun 01, 2017
 
4.29 by Vivs85 from New York on May 29, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sheppard from Massachusetts

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
 
4.15 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on May 26, 2017
 
4.25 by alexsergio from New York on May 26, 2017
 
4.23 by smithj4 from New York on May 25, 2017
 
4 by oline73 from Maryland on May 25, 2017
Halftone from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 81 ratings