Zonk
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #775
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,091
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 9.03%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
47
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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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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EmperorBevis from England

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

**
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
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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metter98 from New York

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

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

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
Zonk from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 47 ratings