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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,045
Ranked #6,356
4.18 | pDev: 5.74%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
New AgeNew Age
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 37
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Traded for this a while ago and took a while to get around to. The date on the bottom of the can read 1/29/18 but this held up well over the year and a half that I had it sitting in my basement. While not among Grimm's better offerings, this was a decent example of an American Imperial IPA that didn't feel strong and went down easily. I've just become so accustomed to expecting more from these guys that this was a bit of a letdown for me...

The pour to this was like honey, but much thinner and with some fine haze in the liquid. Plenty of head topped this off but there wasn't much lacing to be seen aside from the few thin rings along the top of my pint glass. Quite a dank and outdoorsy aroma to this beer as there was lots of pine, forest, weed, chocolate and as the taste followed suit. This felt like something from Humboldt out of California as it was a hemp-lovers paradise. Full of hemp, resin, and hop oils, the slickness of this was reminiscent of tangerine juice as the bright and pithy citrus mouthfeel emerged once this fully warmed up.The malt was full of cracker and full, which allowed the fruit flavors to fully shine, in all of their deep and pithy goodness.

There was enough booze here but with such a heavy-handed presence going on, that was hard to directly discern. The carbonation could have been a bit more energetic but in the end, this was a change from Grimm's usual fare while being as enjoyable as what I was accustomed to from them. Love West Coast IPA's? Then you'll need to seek this one out!

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Photo of wedge
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

[From Notes | Consumed 2/25/18]


Hazy gold with a sparse, wispy white head. Dank, spicy green hop aromas…weed, pine, and grapefruit. More of a classic, dank West Coast IPA in the flavor: cannabis, leafy herbs, apricot, orange juice, and pineapple. Crisp, medium-light , refreshing feel. Really good.

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Photo of Billolick
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can....1/29/18....6 weeks in the can

Pours out with a medium haze, and leaves quality looking gauzy froth and a load of fine sheeting.

Oranges and herbal hops on the sniff.

Tropical, pungent, over quality shelfie...go get some

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a clear light orange, with a small foamy head, and lots of lacing. There's a good amount of floaties, like most Grimm beers, despite the mostly clear color.

This smells like orange candy, melon, grapefruit peel, and sweet biscuity malt.

This tastes just a tad boozy, which is disappointing, but the hop flavor is nice. There's a lot of grassy and weedy bitterness, with grapefruit peel and orange rind, and a little bit of candied orange. It's not the best Grimm IPA yet, but I'm still enjoying it.

This is light bodied, crisp and fairly clean, with a slight lingering (boozy) bitterness.

This was enjoyable, but not quite the usual banger from Grimm.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very enjoyable and unique dipa offering from Grimm. Despite the name this is no lactose fruitfest but a well rounded beer straddling old and new styles. Retains a crispness of feel and nimble body while offering moderate malt and boozy notes in service of the hops. Definite fruits to be found there but also some welcome bitterness and subtle grassiness. Kind of unexpected and while not my absolute favorite by this brewery a really welcome and intriguing change of pace.

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Photo of scootny
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The can says to tool it in order to release the haze. It works! Very cloudy with a tight moderate head. Good lacing and active carbonation make it a lively looking brew.

Nose is sweet and juicy with mango, melon, citrus. A mild peppery bite. A large dose of pine and guava. Some pale malt sweetness and light toasted grains.

Taste is top fight. Nice malt backbone is sweet and bready. Tropical fruits explode off of that foundation and deliver mouth watering hoppy goodness. Firm bitterness in the finish with a light coating of hop oil that stays to offer a drying, light, mintiness and more bitters. No trace of the abv.

Medium body with a tingly, active carbonation that flows into a bit of cream. A velvety swallow and a delicious drinkability. It goes down like a session beer.

This is an exceptional DIPA. Grimm has really outdone itself.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a Teku glass.

Look is a light hazy orange yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is fruity bubble gum.

Taste matches that fruity bubble gum with a lot bitter pithiness.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-hazy tangerine tap pour with a 1 cm foam cap. Watermelon and citrus aroma and a deep mango-orange flavor with light to moderate hop bitterness. -very good

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Photo of curtis6290
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I found this to be a very mediocre beer, but solid from Grimm. Better than the average can or beer that you find around the city, but doesn't stand out to me.

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