Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
4.2 | pDev: 6.19%
May 09, 2019
Oct 20, 2017
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Yeah, this can was old as it had a date of sometime in '17 on the bottom of it but regardless of it's age, this still came across as a big fat ol' malt bomb. Like any other beer from Grimm that I've had, the taste wasn't typical but this time around, the hops were hard to find and the juiciness ended up saving the day as they made up for any of this beer's shortcomings...

The pour to this was decent - a dark golden liquid with lots of haze from the fine sediment topped off by plenty of white, fluffy head. A massive amount of soapy lacing was left behind as I worked my way through this as it must have covered up half of my pint glass. Peach, tangerine, and cream filled the muted nose along with tropical hops and wet grass. All of those were in the taste as there was a full body from all of the malt that balanced out the brighter aspects of this. Some apricot and nectar came in as this fully warmed up as the sweetness got to be just a bit too strong as the aftertaste finally let some of the hops come through, with some more grass coming in with dankness and forest in the mix as well...

Not a strong amount of booze here but there was enough that I could feel some warming take hold before I finished this off. Would have liked more carbonation and up-front hops but in the end, this was another enjoyable offering from Grimm that was truly striking, in it's own odd and subtle way...
May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by CNoj012 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This beer pours a murky orange color with tons of floaties and a two finger, pillowy white head. Retention is moderate and there are literally blankets of lacing covering most of the glass.

Smell is peach, mango, orange and sweet malts.

Taste is the same. The can is less than 2 months old, but this is very malty for a Grimm beer.

Feel is medium bodied and soft with low carbonation. Very sticky on the finish.

Overall this is a solid beer, but as far as hoppy Grimm offerings go, I'd put it at the bottom of the list.
Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by JNPIII127 from New York

Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Hendry from Vermont

Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by schinebd from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2017
Rated: 4 by Ardeer from New York

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Boone757 from Virginia

Nov 19, 2017
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Community Beer Works in Buffalo, NY.

This one pours a mostly hazy orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like peach, grapefruit, weed, resin, and sweet malt.

This is a bit more sweet and malty than I'd expect from Grimm IPAs, but that's probably because they had to bump the malt up to cover the ABV. This tastes slightly syrupy, like peach syrup, with some sharp grapefruit, and a nice clean bitterness on the finish.

This is medium bodied, creamy and slightly syrupy, with a good level of carbonation.

This isn't Grimm's best IPA, but it's still worth a tick.
Nov 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap, pours a moderately hazy orange-gold. Decent lacing. Smell has passion fruit, orange citrus, some flowery notes and a touch of dank. Taste is similar, with just a bit of drying bitterness. Feel is light, no hint of alcohol. Really nice.
Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by smi69 from New York

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drank from a 1 pt. (16 fl. oz.) can purchased at Whole Foods Market - Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Canned on 10/12/17
Served in a tulip

Gorgeous appearance. The cloudy, yellow-amber body was topped by an inch-tall, tight and frothy, cream colored crown that slowly fell to a foamy collar. A drippy wall of lacing coated the entire front portion of the glass.

The nose was a lot more subtle initially than I anticipated. Hops were noticeable but they were tempered by a stiff malty backbone. Big fruity notes. Mango and peach were most apparent. Good amount of juicy citrus. Orange for sure. Bit of grapefruit too. The fruitiness became stronger as the beer warmed. There was a doughy malt presence that gave the beer a fair amount of sweetness. Later in the session, the juicy orange and tangerine notes really came forth, as did the mango.

The flavor profile was also juicy, fruity and quite malty sweet for the style. Citrus dominated. Loads of candied orange peel. Tart clementine and tangerine notes also came through strong. As the liquid moved along the palate, the bitterness increased. Grapefruit came through strong on the back end. The beer finished with pithy notes of bitter orange and grapefruit peel and a lingering malty sweetness.

Nice creamy, frothy mouthfeel. Slightly thin for the style however. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence. Slick and smooth on the palate.

Grimm beers meld the bright, juicy, fruity hop notes found in New England-style IPAs with the sweet malt and resiny hoppiness found in many West Coast takes on the style. A solid beer for sure but probably not worth $6 a can.
Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by Strohm from New York

Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Jhfinn from New York

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by Noelito76 from New York

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by EdwardAbbey from Washington

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by StoutSnob40 from California

Nov 04, 2017
Striking from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 37 ratings