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Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #980
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,121
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 4.96%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
33
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Reviews by CanConPhilly:
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - 2-finger sparse white head atop a milky orange body.

S - strong herb, grapefruit, a bit of cheese.

T - very dank grapefruit with a cheesy kick. Clean middle. Moderate-low bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - if dank herbal cheese was a thing, this would be the perfect accompanying beer. I wish I tasted the juicy pineapple that others are tasting, but I don’t get anything close to that.

Sep 09, 2018
More User Reviews:
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MilaMila from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 02, 2019
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Mikexw from New York

3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 24, 2021
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CHickman from New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy yellow gold color with a 2 finger thick head that faded slowly and left minimal traces of lacing. Smells like grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, pineapple juice, citrus fruit, biscuit, peppery spices, floral notes, tea leaf and a faint pine aroma. Pretty nice smelling nose that was well balanced, but hop-centric.

Flavor is more tart and herbal, like dry hops or dry hop leaves with dropped into a very dank NEIPA that resembled grapefruit juice. There’s an average bitterness that’s more citrus juice than IPA, with tastes such as lime, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine and peach coming on strong before the toasted grains and bready sweetness add balance to the brew. The aftertaste is dry with floral and herbal components.

Apr 23, 2021
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boocie from New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 04, 2021
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LeftHanded666 from New York

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2019
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jykleo from New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 10/07 and tasted on 10/29.

Oct 30, 2019
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AlpacaAlpaca from New York

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 20, 2021
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Lucular from Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5 oz pour on tap. Pours a hazy glowing yellow with an off-white head. Aroma and flavor feature tropical fruit and citrus with perhaps a hint of wheatiness. However, there is a fairly strong vegetal/onion flavor that detracts from the overall flavor profile.

Dec 02, 2019
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chefmike527 from New York

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2019
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hoponit from New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 16, 2018
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

A NE IPA through and through. This looks like pulpy pineapple juice. Nose is pineapple, starfruit and citrus. Real bright, fresh and lively but not the most aromatic. Beer opens soft. Hints of melon, pineapple, mango and citrus. A subtle hop bite towards the middle that lingers in the background. More pineapple and starfruit at the end. Almost a fruity tartness emerges right before the bone dry finish. Real enjoyable. There's nothing spectacular going on here but the balance is perfect. It's a real nice drinker. Body is light with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth and soft on the palate and goes down bone dry with a sticky, lingering finish. Feel is very very good.

A real solid beer from Grimm. Again, there's nothing over-the-top happening here. Just a real solid brew.

Aug 21, 2018
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Yum! Mudwater NEIPA. Puréed fruit in nose and flavor. Chewy, chunky. Low IBU but each sip has a zesty hop flavor that forces a reaction. Grimm still does it well!

Sep 01, 2018
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 10, 2018
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spinrsx from Canada (ON)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thanks swedes21

Nov 16, 2018
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Dougwillhike from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 26, 2018
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johnpalisi from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 26, 2018
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alexsergio from New York

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 30, 2018
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xrusha from New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sep 06, 2018
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 26, 2018
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is an opaque hazy yellow with little to no head.

Aroma is straight pineapple orange juice.

Taste is like a pulpy pithy orange juice.

So good.

Aug 23, 2018
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cfalls from New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - opaque, decent head fades to nothing

S - fruity, citrus forward, hint of that mosaic funk

T - more fruit, less sweet than it smells, solid bitterness

F - medium body and carbonation

O - hoppier than most single IPAs, fairly dry for the New England style, overall great balance

Aug 29, 2018
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 16, 2018
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eddiefl from New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 31, 2018
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smcel371 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 19, 2018
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 33 ratings