Pop! - Galaxy
Grimm Artisanal Ales

Pop! - GalaxyPop! - Galaxy
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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Fruited Kettle Sour
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 5.05%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
52
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 20, 2019
Added:
Dec 30, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  13
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Pop! - GalaxyPop! - Galaxy
Notes: Dry-hopped Berliner Weisse-style ale brewed with Galaxy hops, vanilla and milk sugar.
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
i have had several of these pop beers now from these guys, and i think i like the fruity ones more than the hoppy ones. like, this is a weird expression of galaxy, and the sweetness of the milk sugar and the vanilla take away from the fresh herbal character i usually look for in the varietal, and as much as this tastes good, its a weird mix of flavors and sensations with the sourness, and it seems like more of a novelty than a drinker. its pale and creamy headed, softly hazy, very fizzy, and with a super interesting aroma. a lot of vanilla here, not subtle at all on that, and some earthy dry almost raw wheat, i like that i can get some grain right away. the hops hint at candied lime, lemongrass, and honeydew melon, with green grape character as well, juicy and mouthwatering with the piquant lactic souring right there alongside it. if this were just a berliner with galaxy, i think i would like it better, but its almost like a cream soda more than a beer at its base, and the sweetness is weird with the hops. no bitterness here at all predictably, but the hops dont feel like their full selves even aside from that, overbalanced by the milk sugar, i definitely get a melted ice cream element, but like the cheap vanilla from mcdonalds or something, sweet and not quite natural on the vanilla side, weird, good, but weird. this is definitely a different side of galaxy hops, and its as well done as something like this could be. fun to drink, but i wouldnt want much more than a pint can. always fun to drink beers from grimm, this is a guilty pleasure sort of thing because i like the taste but i hate the new school everything needs lactose and dry hopping inspiration...
Dec 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by dudd from New York

Dec 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Nov 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by yuno from New York

Nov 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Aug 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

May 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz bomber poured into a tulip glass. pours a milky, hazy gold with thick, powdery sediment chunks at the bottom of the glass. this beer looks quite stunning. smells of dank hops with a little smack of sweetness and acidity. tastes is hoppy, somewhat tropical with a tart, sweet finish. feel is decent for the style. bubbly, thinner, doesn’t last long on the tongue. overall, pretty decent. quite rich for such a little beer but it’s still refreshing.
May 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Straw yellow and lightly hazy in appearance. Light Brussels lacing. There's a three quarter inch creamy dense dishwater white head. The aroma is of lactose and vanilla. I'm tasting a lot of very sweet lactose and vanilla. This tastes like a dessert beer. The mouth is very smooth and creamy.
Mar 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Feb 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 12, 2019
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Rated by Delli555 from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Light, refreshing, smooth, sour grapefruit dominant citrus scent and taste
Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by vitamin_g from Tennessee

Dec 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by aasher from Indiana

Nov 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Oct 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2018
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Rated by Mainardit from Vermont

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hazy, straw colored. Tart smell with big citrus flavors. It’s 93 degrees and this is a perfect beer for today
Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by TangoJuliet from New York

Aug 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by BltByKrmn from New York

Aug 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by SkeletonBitch from New York

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.32 by JNPIII127 from New York

Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by Nunya from Ohio

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by joemochas from Florida

Apr 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by cfalls from New York

Apr 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by Jhfinn from New York

Apr 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Mar 16, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Taste like candy. Smell is light featuring vanilla and sour tones. Taste has hints of tropical fruits and then buried under a tsunami of vanilla and sugar. A diabetic nightmare, but very smooth and light, like juice form a juice box. Very tasty
Mar 15, 2018
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle. Pours hazy and pale. Froth and spittle head. Galaxy hoppiness stands out. Bretty funk on the nose. Sweetness wavering. Flavor is very interesting. Milk sugar adds a really interesting element. Lactose flavor is such a unique addition. FInishes sweet and milky after an initial shot of tartness and hoppiness. The finish (or should I say the flavor transition to the finish) is really the high point. Pretty neat.
Mar 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by afroskully from New York

Mar 10, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 12/2017. Pours very hazy pale golden/straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, vanilla, lactose, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Mild lactic tartness and zesty/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, vanilla, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero cloying/puckering flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering tartness. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/grainy, and lightly acidic/sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an outstanding dessert style Berliner weisse! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, vanilla, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink, with the mildly acidic/drying finish. Tastes like tropical fruit ice cream in a way. Awesome balance of fruity Lacto, juicy hops, vanilla, lactose, and malts. Not overly sweet or lactic either way. A highly enjoyable offering, unique, and spot on style example as expected.
Mar 10, 2018
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Reviewed by TheBrewsky from California

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 1pt. 6oz bottle into 20oz tulip glass. Bottled in December of 2017.

Look: Hazy translucent yellow in color. Small 1/4 inch head on the pour, but dissipated quickly. Light amount of lacing on glass.

Smell: So many scents detected on the nose, which all come at you at once. Pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, guava, orange with sweet hints of lactose. Not getting much vanilla.

Taste: As with the smell, all kinds of stuff happening. Upfront with pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, guava, orange, tangerine, and apple. Finish is really desirable, with a lime/sweet lactose finish. Yeast taste is subtle. Taste is intriguing in that it is sweet, slightly sour and creamy. Has a pulpy taste to it as well. Damn fine taste. Sweetness really prominent as you finish the beverage. Vanilla also very subtle, but more noticeable as you finish the drink.

Feel: Light body, with smooth creamy feel. Not too heavy on tongue, but sweetness provides a coating over tongue. Low carbonation.

Overall: I am pretty blown away. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I am very pleased. It encompasses a nice feel, with a creamy/sweet/slightly tart fruity taste. Lactose and vanilla are subtle and add to sweetness of the beer, which balances with the tart fruit. Well done Grimm, this is a damn tasty beer. Cheers!
Mar 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Mar 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by grahuba from Connecticut

Feb 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Feb 27, 2018
Pop! - Galaxy from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 65 ratings