Crystal Vibration
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #355
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,089
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 7.86%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
50
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
91
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Notes: Idaho 7 is the spotlight hop in Crystal Vibration, our newest IPA. At 7%, it packs immense strawberry and peach aroma with pink grapefruit, gummy peach rings, and tangerines on the palate. Oats lend a smooth fluffiness to the body and create the base for the gargantuan hop load!
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 50 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ChipChaight from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3/19/21 can from the brewery in Brooklyn. Pours and opaque slightly hazy straw gold with a finger of fluffy white head that lingers, nice lacing, smell is candied citrus, sticky mango and papaya, hints of coconut and marshmallow, taste is grapefruit skin, sweet grapefruit flesh coconut meat, mildly dank pithy bitterness on the finish, hints of guava, passionfruit, marshmallow, and tropical fruit juice, feel is medium bodied, creamy carbonation with mild carbonic bite. A fragrant tropical fruity treat with a nice amount of bitterness to balance it out.

May 08, 2021
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Pentastar from New York

4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy orange in color with white foam head.
Smell: Grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Grapefruit and pale malts. Mild bitterness.
Feel: Light and easy to drink.
Overall: Not too heavy but flavorful. I would get this beer again.

Oct 04, 2020
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jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For 7% it’s crazy easy to drink. Thing is, I don’t think it’s very flavorful. I get the fluffy character, the mild peach + grapefruit, but there isn’t much else there, very bland.

Oct 01, 2020
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Jlabs from New York

4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured into a tulip glass via draft

color is a murky yellow with white foam

smell is pineapple & grapefruit

taste follows the nose

medium carbonation

mouthfeel is sticky and full

very nice Grimm!

Aug 26, 2019
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CHickman from New York

4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap, this was like the old school Grimm beers that bursts with both flavors and a bold juicy nose. Pineapple, dank grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, orange juIce, apricot, lemon zest, graham cracker, toasted grains, biscuit and notes of light caramel or brown sugar trail with mild peppery spices along with floral accents. Really well balanced and full of flavors, this was smooth and easy to drink. So tasty that I had 2 with lunch.

Aug 18, 2019
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Gajo74 from New York

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy and murky orange color with a moderate white lathery head. The head displays average retention and soon dissipates.
The nose is both fruity and herbal, combining a tangy zest that packs some pungency. It opens with fruity and citrusy aromas, notes of peach, grapefruit, orange, lemon and strawberry. Herbal aromatics are piny, grassy, peppery and dank.
Although the taste has many fruity and juicy qualities, the overall balance tilts towards leafy and herbal hops. Hops flavors are grassy, piny, resiny and peppery along with an easygoing bitterness. Muted juicy flavors of grapefruit pith, lemon, peach and unripe strawberry over a dry cracker, wheat and oats background.
Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel owing to the oats. The carbonation has a crispness while the dry finish has a pleasant grassy and peppery hops burn.
This is an excellent IPA and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Grimm! Tasty and refreshing combining the best of both worlds in terms of juiciness and bitterness.

Aug 11, 2019
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joe16siny from New York

4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow with a white head, very flavorful and still tasted fresh for an over 3 month old IPA. Last can from a 4 pack dated 12/10/18. Haven't had a lot from Grimm but i've enjoyed what i have tried !

Mar 25, 2019
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, cloudy light straw color, sticky white head. Huge resinous hoppy aroma, dank with tropical fruit notes. Very unique tasting IPA, still has loads of dankness, lots of guava, some mango, pineapple, lemon, slightly bitter finish. Appropriate carbonation. Overall an enjoyable IPA.

1/10/19
16 oz can from brewery dated 12/29/18
4.25 rating

Jan 10, 2019
Crystal Vibration from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 50 ratings