Zonk
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #793
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,294
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 9.26%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
43
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 43 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by beersampler6:
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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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Diura from New York

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

Mar 30, 2019
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AD17 from New Jersey

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

Apr 12, 2019
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LeftHanded666 from New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 31, 2019
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jpd026 from New York

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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
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TallGuyCM from California

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 03, 2020
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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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TangoJuliet from New York

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

Apr 12, 2020
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tubeman from New York

4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 30, 2019
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Tcsox from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 08, 2019
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 01, 2019
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vfgccp from New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 20, 2020
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 16, 2020
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Sammy from Canada

3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apr 07, 2019
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edthehead from New York

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 27, 2019
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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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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 22, 2019
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Apr 28, 2020
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Khaack from New York

4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 12, 2020
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bylerteck from Canada

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 11, 2018
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smithj4 from New York

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sep 30, 2018
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spinrsx from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 16, 2018
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CreightonSM from New York

4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 15, 2018
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 26, 2018
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alexsergio from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 30, 2018
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 43 ratings