Zonk
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,097
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,781
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 8.92%
Ratings:
51
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 06, 2021
Added:
Aug 26, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
SCORE
92
Outstanding
ZonkZonk
Notes: You will get ZONKED on this beer! Incredibly smooth at 10% abv. We went all out on the hops. Dry hopped at 9lbs/bbl with Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic plus a ton of Galaxy hops.
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4.13 by caffeinelogic from New York on Nov 06, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a tulip glass from the can.

Appearance: Cloudy dark gold with a with a white head rising a notch over one finger's length off the body.

Smell: Light floral.

Taste: Smooth floral feel with a light lavender tone. Bread feel which has vea y citrus Tones to the brew.

Mouth: touch dry with a super sticky feel of heavy floral. As sticky as it gets, it dissipates from the page quickly.

Overall: great grab, thirst quenching with a taste that is hard to keep on the on the coaster. Salud!

Jul 04, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Served from the can in a mason jar.

I don't wanna get hit by a large anvil. Call me revolutionary. Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy amber-orange topped by over a finger of lightly off-cream foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light mandarin orange, mild pineapple juice, light grass, honey, and the vague sense of melon in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, some of the fruit leaning toward the pith-y end of the spectrum, though the bitterness is kept to a surprising minimum. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a very nice TIPA, one that hits the citrus hard without overdoing things.

Jun 28, 2021
 
4.09 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jun 20, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by EmperorBevis from England

Canned in a big old tallboy crafty craft can and delivered right to my door by Artisanal Ales
Pours a hazy light honey coloured body with thick white head
Aroma is totally tropical
Flavour is sharp edged pineapple with some well intentioned skunky notes as opposed to off flavours

Jun 10, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by q33jeff from New Jersey

**
05/12/21

Can to snifter.

LOOK: lightly hazy, medium yellow color, small off white head, fades to some wispy lacing. good retention.
AROMA: light pineapple and citrus, even lighter hints of earth and grass. Pleasant, but faint.
TASTE: a little stronger flavor, orange, pineapple, light ash,
FEEL: pretty smooth, medium body, light-ish and easy drinking for a triple. 10+ABV is very well hidden. I might almost believe this was a session if I did not know better.

Impressive how sneaky smooth this is. Tasty also, but simple in that category. Another very nice offering from Grimm.

**

May 12, 2021
 
4.09 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Apr 28, 2021
 
4.33 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2021
 
4.1 by loganburgh from Michigan on Jul 22, 2020
 
4.25 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 03, 2020
 
4.27 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on May 30, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Pours gold with some sediment/chunks floating around. But no matter. Punchy hops on the nose - pineapple, mandarin, resin, dank, tropical, hints of alcohol. Taste is also pineapple. Yes, lots of pineapple. Medium carbonation and goes down like an 8 percenter. Overall, would definitely enjoy again.

May 13, 2020
 
4.23 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Apr 28, 2020
 
4.2 by vfgccp from New York on Apr 20, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by beersampler6 from Michigan

A very solid imperial IPA from a brewery that's new to me. "Canned on 3/23/20" date printed on can. Pours a nice hazy lighter pale yellow color with some fluffy white head and very nice looking small soapy rings of lingering lacing. Aromas of ripe fresh grapefruit, pineapple, melon, lemon, tangerine, malt, creamy vanilla, bread, a little floral hops at the finish. Taste follows the nose, great balance, higher ABV is very well hidden. Quite juicy and tasty. Smooth mild mouthfeel, a little soft, just the right amount of carbonation. Will definitely keep an eye out for more offerings from this brewery.

Apr 17, 2020
 
4.49 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Apr 16, 2020
 
4.24 by TangoJuliet from New York on Apr 12, 2020
 
4.44 by Khaack from New York on Apr 12, 2020
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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by jpd026 from New York

Ok so this beer should be illegal. Never had a 10%er taste like this. Not even Bloomfield Zoo from OH. Amazing.

Apr 10, 2020
 
3.84 by socon67 from New York on Apr 07, 2020
 
3.81 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Jun 01, 2019
 
4.14 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on May 30, 2019
 
3.75 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on May 08, 2019
 
4.23 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Apr 22, 2019
 
4.24 by AD17 from New Jersey on Apr 12, 2019
 
3.88 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Apr 07, 2019
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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dense white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of gooseberries and grapefruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of gooseberries, lychees, passionfruit and stone fruit. No bitterness is perceptible, but slight bits of alcohol are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and surprisingly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer drinks more like a Double IPA than a Triple IPA and does a very good job at hiding nearly all of the alcohol from the taste. I liked how it was both fruity and smooth.

Serving type: can

Apr 05, 2019
 
4.2 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Mar 31, 2019
 
4.28 by Diura from New York on Mar 30, 2019
 
4.29 by tubeman from New York on Mar 30, 2019
 
3.84 by eddiefl from New York on Mar 30, 2019
 
3.98 by edthehead from New York on Mar 27, 2019
 
4.5 by spinrsx from Canada (ON) on Nov 16, 2018
 
3.63 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Nov 03, 2018
 
4.35 by nwhittin from Indiana on Oct 21, 2018
 
4.36 by egrandfield from Massachusetts on Oct 15, 2018
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Solid, powerful goodness. Hop flavor is straight from the hip--no curves, just a belt-high fastball to your palate. Hazy color, and a lot of well-balanced 10% abv pop.

Oct 03, 2018
 
4.28 by smithj4 from New York on Sep 30, 2018
 
3.8 by probert from New York on Sep 29, 2018
 
4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut on Sep 26, 2018
Zonk from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 51 ratings