Forcefield - Double Dry-Hopped
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 7.33%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
50
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 17, 2017
Added:
Jun 20, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  7
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Forcefield - Double Dry-HoppedForcefield - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: Also known as DDH Forcefield

Our recipe for Forcefield has changed a lot from batch to batch. This year’s is similar to last year’s — a single IPA focused around Azacca and Columbus. But this time we used cryo hops, for a megadose of lupulin oils! The result is an intensely hoppy and clean beer with unique notes of fresh chlorophyll, strawberry, sherbet, and big hop resin. Very “green.” Drinkability through the roof.
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Reviewed by Nicolaiw from Denmark

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours golden / amber with white frothy head.
Aroma has orange juice, heavily hopped, mango,
Taste is very piney, mango, little peach, heavily hopped.
Oct 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.47 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by swanfungus from California

Aug 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Aug 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by petermethot from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2017
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear yellow with fine, not too dense foam.

Smell is citrusy, with some resin and bubble gum and just a hint of cookie dough.

Taste is citrusy with some bubble gum and elder flower. Very well balanced bitterness, and a long, lingering hop bite.

Mouthfeel is medium, and a little sticky. Well carbonated.

I love Grimm. I will try any Grimm I can get my hands on, and this doesn't disappoint, despite the can setting me back about 13 bucks. Great IPA!
Aug 15, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by Davoc727 from Virginia

Aug 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by psychgawsple from Oregon

Aug 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jul 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jul 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by knicks19947 from New York

Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by zimm421 from Ohio

Jul 24, 2017
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On-draught @ The Half Pint, New York, NY.

B- / WORTHY
Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.6 by J-Rice from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by Hendry from Vermont

Jul 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jul 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Jul 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jul 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by bgold86 from New York

Jul 15, 2017
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Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
[From Notes | Consumed 7/1/17]

@ Ridgewood

Mostly clear orange-gold with a small creamy covering on top. Dank Columbus green hops, herbal spice, weed, and grapefruit peel in the nose. Pine resin, herbs, red berries, grapefruit, and light grain. Medium bodied and smooth with a crisp finish. Great dank hoppy character, much more West Coast flavor than usual from these guys.
Jul 15, 2017
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Rated by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Can shared by Dave via Justin. Thanks and cheers!
Jul 15, 2017
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Reviewed by CNoj012 from New York

4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This beer pours a fairly hazy golden color that is not nearly as turgid as most Grimm IPAs. There is a dense, 2 finger, bright white head that takes forever to recede to a half finger cap and leaves many webs and rings of lacing on the glass.

Smell is orange citrus, pine, herbal, vegetal grassiness and floral. Slightly underwhelming though.

Taste is the same, but packing more of a flavorful punch than the smell suggests. Orange is the first flavor that hits the palate, but it is quickly swept aside by the "green" flavors and a solid bit of bitterness.

Feel is light, smooth and crisp with a moderately dry finish. Goes down very easily.

Overall this is a very good beer. The flavor profile is very different from most Grimm beers, but I quite enjoy the changeup.
Jul 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by Brian29 from Ohio

Jul 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by dleiner from New York

Jul 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by JW_WNC from North Carolina

Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by smi69 from New York

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by LloydDobler from Indiana

Jul 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by fx20736 from New York

Jul 07, 2017
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at Joe Bean Coffee Roasters in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a slightly amber/orange, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

This smells peppery and spicy a bit, with some orange and soft melon, with some grassiness.

This is fairly unlike the majority of Grimm's IPAs, as it's fairly clear, and presents a more grassy/peppery/piney hop flavor, with not a ton of fruitiness. There is a hint of orange and melon, though, but it's not the dominant flavor.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean, with just a hint of malt backbone to keep it from being thin.

This is a nice switch up from the usual Grimm shenanigans.
Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by smcel371 from New York

Jul 04, 2017
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Rated by bcrossan from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Have loved every Grimm I have had. This is not my fav. Whatever hops they used don't do much for me
Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Jhfinn from New York

Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jul 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by Vivs85 from New York

Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by ClavisAurea from New York

Jun 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.41 by AlvinLin from New York

Jun 28, 2017
Forcefield - Double Dry-Hopped from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 62 ratings