Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #893
Ranked #4,925
4.18 | pDev: 5.74%
May 01, 2022
Jan 25, 2019
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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Rated: 4.19 by BarrelAgedG from California

May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is very hazy and a bit pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down and left a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pineapple are present in the nose along with notes of mango.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of orange citrus. Little to no bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found that this beer drinks quite easily for a Triple IPA, since it nearly masks all traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can
Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by caffeinelogic from New York

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: This pours a lush deep-orange color that is not perfectly-turbid, but also isn't clear by any means. Sudsy foam cap that builds up to a few fingers before settling to a thin quarter-finger cap. Excellent legs and nice, tiered lace. Thumbs up on the pour.

Scent: The Mosaic hops pop at first here, with some dank blueberry mixing with mango and clementine. Citra and Falconers' trade blows right afterwards, mingling grassiness with some solid citrus focus. Overall, though, this doesn't jump from my glass as much as I figured it would. Good but not great.

Taste: Gotta say this is Mosaic heavy on the palate as well, with intense deep dankness just coating the palate. Strong berry qualities ranging from currants to blueberries like I found in the nose, and a moderate maltiness in the mid-palate that flows decently into a lazy citrus finish. Not as convincing in the follow-through as I would prefer. I like my triple IPAs weighty and bruising, and this is a little floaty and modest.

Mouthfeel: As implied above, this is really pillowy and lacks any strong bite, which is a shame because I look for that general element in my TIPAs of choice. As it stands, this just drinks pretty boringly and doesn't inspire me to get any more of it. In that sense, I guess I'm happy it was only one can but... man. Disappointing.
Feb 16, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Orny18 from New York

Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 ounce can into IPA glass, canned on 3/1/2021. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas and flavors of big red grapefruit, mandarin orange juice, peach, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, melon, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, pepper, pine, wheat, white bread, light toast, and herbal/floral/grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; balanced creamy/bready malt, sticky hops, and some resins in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing resin dryness after the finish, with no lingering astringency. Not overly heavy for the ABV, minimal residual sweetness from lingering resins. Mildly increasing warmth of 10% after the finish. Fantastic Mosaic profile, with added Falconers flight and Citra according to the can. Great soft feel for the style and ABV. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank hops; with a nice balancing oat/malt backbone. Mosaic is one of my top favorite hops, so this nailed all flavor expectations. One of the smoothest 10% beers I've had for sure.
Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
-cloudy yellow-orange can pour with a sticky cap of fine foam and an light aroma of grapefruit and tangerine.
The flavor includes a balance of grain and hop influences. Malt sweetness and citrus hop flavors with some pine notes.
The mouthfeel is smooth. The higher ABV is well hidden. -very good
Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by Mikexw from New York

Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Mar 31, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Mar 29, 2021
Rated: 3.64 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Mar 28, 2021
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From Jane’s beer store.
Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 4 by broadway848 from New York

Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

Mar 26, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Mar 24, 2021
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Rated by Dmbphoenix from New York

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Perfect brew for these warm days and cold NY nights. Fantastic on the palate and a testament to Grimm’s prowess
Mar 23, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Sinister from New York

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by crobinso from Colorado

Mar 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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
Rated: 4.25 by florisj135 from Virginia

Mar 21, 2020
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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
Rated: 4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 18, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by ChipChaight from New York

Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 4.26 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Mar 14, 2020
Rated: 4.32 by mdfb79 from New York

Mar 09, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by hoponit from New York

Feb 24, 2020
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
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
Rated: 4.31 by cambabeer from New York

Apr 03, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by edthehead from New York

Mar 27, 2019
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
big hoppy beer. well designed for taste. big ibu despite hop complexity affects drinkability.lemon citrus blend.
Mar 24, 2019
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
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
Rated: 4.33 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2019
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
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
Rated: 4.25 by Hendry from Vermont

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by vfgccp from New York

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 3.2 by Diura from New York

Feb 16, 2019
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