Butterfly Door
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #333
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,145
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 5.61%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
58
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 14, 2022
Added:
Jan 25, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  11
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Butterfly Door is sister to Lambo Door and Suicide Door. It is loaded with gummy bear hop flavor and double dry-hopped with El Dorado, Citra, and Cashmere hops. It explodes out of the glass with flavors of pineapple, guava, lime, coconut, orange blossoms, mango, gumdrops, and creamsicle deliciousness.
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Rated: 4.13 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Sep 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | 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 short white head that left a thin ring of bubbles around the edge and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of candy, lime, mango and pineapple are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of coconut cream. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found the smell and taste of this beer to be quite complex. It also drank quite easily for a Double IPA.

Serving type: can
Jul 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Jul 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 28, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From a pint can emptied into a clear glass Imperial pint mug, the yellow-amber color of the brew can be observed. There's a modest and enduring white head that leaves a nice lacing in the glass. It smells hoppy, kind of sharply, rather than than the now oftenly softened hit provided by many IIPAs. There is a great malt body which adds a well invited sweetness to balance the hops. Yet, in a nicely malted brew, the hops rule. This might be amongst the best IIPAs you can try. Absolutely above the norm.
Jan 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours an orangish golden with white head. Mango and papaya on the nose. Definitely get that fleshy tropical fruit character, some ripe starfruit, papaya, mango, peach, and resin. Another nice effort from Grimm.
Aug 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Aug 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.11 by caffeinelogic from New York

Aug 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by DaveCash from New York

Aug 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Aug 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by AD17 from New Jersey

Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.97 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Jul 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Apr 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Feb 05, 2021
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Rated by Rlabar1288 from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I definitely prefer lambo door to this
Jan 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by Nunya from Ohio

Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tropical, pineapple and melon on the nose. Tastes a lot like melon/cantaloupe. Feel is medium carbonated - less rather than more provides for a softer feel on this. Overall, I think people who like melon will enjoy this more than I did. But it’s still very good.
Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Dec 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by rob1986 from New York

Dec 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Brushkanna from New Jersey

Dec 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.39 by jpd026 from New York

Dec 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by Orny18 from New York

Dec 07, 2020
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from While Foods on the UES NYC. Pours opaque/lightly hazy/glowing light amber gold with a finger of fluffy to rocky white head, nice lacing, smell is mildly dank and citrusy hop hard candy, orange rind, pineapple, hints of caramel and stone fruit, taste is caramel malts up front with some melon/papaya, transitions to zesty grapefruit flesh, hints of lemon and lime zest, this has an underlying vein of pineapple, coconut, and tropical fruit juice, feel is medium bodied with bright carbonation. A zippy tropical/pina colada grapefruit soda, dangerously crushable at 8% ABV.
Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Grabbed a can at AJ’s Warehouse Rochester. Very good smooth DIPA... some dank but largely NEIPA.
El Dorado not my favorite but works in this combo. Love the Cashmere.
Nov 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by Jstuart23 from North Carolina

Jun 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.11 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2020
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned 5.21 opened 6.10

Can poured into a teku

One finger fluffy white foam cap , good retention, good lacings. Settles to a ring with an island over a hazy orange liquid

Aroma of tropical fruits, juicy fruit gum, guava, pineapple, orange citrus

Taste is tropical , hint of coconut, hint of pineapple, hint of lime

Medium sudsing , hop taste

Good beer
Jun 10, 2020
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Butterfly Door is a sister beer to Lambo Door, one of my absolute favorite DIPAs in recent memory. It features an extra addition of Cashmere hops, which lend some extra tropical notes to the proceedings. I will be using my review of Lambo to supplement this review, so I figured I'd mention that out of the interest of remaining honest while writing reviews. Without further ado...

The pour here seems slightly less-good than Lambo, but it's at least partially similar. The color, obviously, is pretty much identical... a moderately clouded golden-yellow with a consistent haze that nevertheless feels "non-NEIPA"-ish. The head, like its sister beer, is also well done with a consistent collar of a finger or two leaving behind great, consistent lace and spectacular legs, with a fairly dense looking surface foam coverage as well.

In my LD review, I mention how it arrives at a nexus somewhere between " tropical, dank, and gummi candy," but this iteration really just takes a straight-up diversion right into the tropical realm, bursting from my glass with superb papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, and mango notes along with some touches of tangerine and pomelo. The tannins and pine-focused aspects from Lambo are indeed replaced, nearly wholesale, with more potent tropical elements that truly overtake the experience. Is that better? Is it worse? Honestly, really depends on your personal preference, as much a cop out as that seems like it is... I think I prefer Lambo, so far, if I'm being candid.

On the tongue, BD pops with superb papaya and mango presence, with some absolutely great mid-palate flavors of pine, grapefruit, pomelo, and apricot. This is where things get a bit more "Lambo"-ish, it seems, as I recall this similar interplay of aggressive and laid-back fruit aspects from the interaction of El Dorado and Citra from the sister beer. The finish is smooth and detailed, moving back and forth between some oily sips and some that come across a touch drier. I will say I am kind of impressed that Grimm utilized Cashmere without getting any of its "coconut"-like notes to come out. This is good stuff and I am glad I tried it... even more glad I have a second can (all that was available to me, sadly). I think I like the original Lambo better, but a door's a door.
Jun 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Butterfly Door - you know like a DeLorean. Oooo K. Moving on.
It's a semi hazy pale amber with great head retention and some lacing.
Aroma is different - lots of fruit in the nose, pineapple and pear with a touch of citrus and yeasty phenols. The aromas hang in there and don't blow off.
Taste is also unique with a lot of mid boil hop character that blends well with some very weirdly yummy baked goods flavors - fruit filled cookies with a zucchini bread nuttiness.
Bittering is tame and allows those more interesting flavors to do their thang and coat the mouth with sugary herbaceous hop goodness.
Body is medium and at 8% this is barely a double making it quite drinkable.
The finish is sort of sudden leaving a grapefruit type flavor and dryness on the palate and gratefully not a burning bite.
Great use of fruity "new age" hops without going overboard on the "juice" and a light hand on the boiled alpha acids give this more depth and complexity than many IPAs on the market now.
I like it and would recommend it to anyone who balks at more heavily hopped/bitter IPAs.
Jun 06, 2020
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 5-21-20.

A - Very hazy light to medium orange color with dense creamy white lacing. There's some serious retention on the glass when it's swirled or rotated...really impressive.

S - Nose is dominated with orange, mango, and some guava.

T - Juicy mango, guava, and pineapple from start to finish. Starts strong and finishes strong and juicy and on the sweeter citrus side.

M - Thick and slick on the palate and coats the mouth with a healthy layer of hoppy citrus goodness that turns the mouth to cotton.

O - Grimm never disappoints with their IPA's (at least the ones I've had the opportunity to try so far). No complaints here and recommended.
Jun 05, 2020
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