Tetraplex
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #891
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #6,637
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.34%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: Tetraplex is the amped up Tesseract! At 10% abv, this triple IPA is deceptively easy drinking with even more hops and flavor than Tesseract. It’s bio-hopped and double dry-hopped with mosaic cryo and is exploding with flavors of pineapple, mango, gummy peach rings, mandarin oranges, and melon.
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Gajo74 from New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Rochard, NYC. Reviewed from notes taken before the lockdown.

It pours an elegant looking yellow orange color that is slightly cloudy. A modest head dissipates quickly. It yields scattered splashes of lacing.

The nose is teeming with fruity and herbaceous hops aromas, as well as a smattering of malt. There are fruity notes of passion fruit, peach, pear, melon, mango and blueberry. There are floral aromas, as well as dewy grass and herbaceous dank. Light aromatic notes of toasted bread complete the malt profile.

This tastes somewhere in between a NEIPA and a classic DIPA due to its big notes of juicy fruit and resin over a full and sweet doughy malt base. Flavors of berries, jammy and citrusy marmalade, tropical and stone fruit. Very dank and resiny with a great bittersweet balance of malts and hops. Medium to full bodied with a lightly crisp carbonation. Good balanced mouthfeel with smooth malts and spicy and prickly hops. The finish dry with a long resiny bitterness.

Good stuff overall. I feel like it has been a while since I had one of those classic style DIPAs.

Mar 22, 2020
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BillRoth from Maryland

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

Grabbed a 4 pack (2/10/20 canning) from Ma and Pa’s. Enjoyed. Solid very good brew. But essentially unremarkable across so many NEIPAs these days. A bit citric and dank. A bit fizzy for a TIPA, but still a notable malt backbone in taste and feel.
Looking fwd to remaining three, but will spread them out time wise / update review ( fresh to rested)

Mar 20, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been a while since I had a beer from Grimm but this offering from last year was next in my queue here at the house. The Tesseract was one of the first (and best) offerings that I had from them so this was one that I had to reach for when it went on sale. To my surprise, it wasn't as a good but was a solid brew that was easy to drink with the alcohol being as recessed as could be for an American Imperial IPA!

Bright and gold, this had lots of dark sediment in it but that was probably my fault and not theirs! A sufficient head topped this off as the lacing left behind was beautifully extensive as it easily covered a majority of my pint glass. Quite an overripe and dank feel to the aroma with lots of peach, urine, melon, candied sugar, deep tangerine, and funky hops in the nose. The taste was just as varied, slick, and full of deep fruit with some herbal tea, onion spice, and hop burn thrown into the mix as well. Balanced, oddly sticky, and full of rind, this packed a wallop although it took a while to fully feel it.

That's because the booze didn't hit me up front and the balanced body kept this from feeling like a hop, juice, or alcohol bomb. Canned on 1/21/19, this was decent a year later and certainly put the Imperial into it's style. Not the best from Grimm but this was a solid beer with a lot of depth to it, as it only reinforced the idea of how good the Tesseract was. Lots going on here and worth a go if you have the time to savor a beast of beer that creeps up on you!

Feb 14, 2020
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 1 pint can, canned on 21st January 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Pineapple, mango, tea, mandarin, citrus rind, orange peel, grass and maybe a touch of pine.

Taste: Bittersweet, peach, melon, pineapple, underripe mango, orange rind, slight onion and booze.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: I'm not a huge Triple IPA fan, but this was one of the better ones I've tried. Perhaps on the borderline of being too sweet for me, the balanced bitterness brought it back in line with my palate. Definitely worth a try.

Feb 25, 2019
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RaulMondesi from California

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I’ma call this one nature in a can cuz it’s like as if Grimm chopped down a grapefruit tree, added some hops, n den put it in a can. At 10%, this thang is smoother than Wilt Chamberlain. Bank off the backboard? Nah, this one is 100% swish!

Feb 23, 2019
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy medium gold color with frothy lacing. Big onion and garlic aroma with pungent citrus and peppery rind. Very spicy on the nose. Taste is onion, garlic, pungent spicy peppery citrus, and a nice lingering resiny balanced citrus bittersweet ending. Very dry on the back off the mouth and cleaves a thick coating of hops. This is an outstanding big IPA! Recommended.

Feb 09, 2019
Tetraplex from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 26 ratings