Crystal Vibration
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
American IPA
Ranked #297
Ranked #5,173
4.17 | pDev: 7.91%
Nov 27, 2022
Dec 16, 2018
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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!
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Rated: 4 by broadway848 from New York

Nov 27, 2022
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Rated by izraelc from New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a pale yellow. Light hop aroma. Light fruity body followed by a bitter hop finish. Pretty bland. Flavors fall pretty flat. I'm unimpressed.
Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Jun 15, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
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
Rated: 4.13 by Orny18 from New York

Apr 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by caffeinelogic from New York

Apr 12, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by brentblack1 from New York

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by mblack62 from New Jersey

Apr 04, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Rlabar1288 from New Jersey

Jan 17, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by patre_tim from Thailand

Nov 25, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by mdfb79 from New York

Nov 15, 2020
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Oct 22, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by TheLefty1616 from New York

Oct 18, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by cp45 from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Oct 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Pentastar from New York

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Reviewed by jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
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
Rated: 4.19 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Nov 05, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Oct 28, 2019
Rated: 4.88 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Sep 09, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

4.46/5  rDev +7%
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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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.46/5  rDev +7%
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
Rated: 4.03 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Aug 14, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by AD17 from New Jersey

Aug 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
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
Rated: 3.94 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by HughKelly from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Hendry from Vermont

Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 4 by MNBeer1017 from Minnesota

Aug 03, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 31, 2019
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 51 ratings