Butterfly Door
Grimm Artisanal Ales

Butterfly DoorButterfly Door
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #383
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,274
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 4.13%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
38
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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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.
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 38
Photo of cfalls
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I look forward to the rerelease of this beer more than any other made in the NYC area. The last batch tasted and smelled amazing, and oddly had visible chunks of hops floating around. Not sure what that was about, but would definitely buy again.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very fruity and dank beer. Smells like citrus and overripe tropical fruit with dank hops. Taste follows the nose and while there is sweeteness it is cleaned up nicely by the bitter hops. Quite tasty.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If you enjoy the cloudy appearance of NEIPAs, this one has it in spades. Beyond presentation, you're left with a pretty good, albeit far from world-class beer, and that is OK. I am not a fan of the flavors or aromas that cashmere hops produce, yet I will say that this is the best use of cashmere to date. The other hops took center stage leaving the coconut notes muted and barely detectable. The mouthfeel is a bit chalky, but it doesn't leave an aftertaste that lingers in an unpleasant way. Worth checking out.

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Photo of frozyn
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange with gold tinge; soft fluffy white head that leaves minimal lacing. Nose is a melon blast to the olfactories with a slight dank weed at the end that then walks arm-in-arm between peach and melon all the way down the sip. Smooth, easy drinking; soft palate feel without being too soft. Nice little note of bitterness at the end of the sip around the sides and back of the tongue that lingers in the mouth until the next march of the peach-melon-cannabis crew. Delightful.

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Photo of Jlabs
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass via can

Color is neon orange

Smell is dank melon and peach with a hint of citrus

Taste is sweet peaches and honeydew melon

Carbonation is medium and mouthfeel is full and slightly syrupy

A perfect summer ipa

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Photo of beerbully
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-Resembles great fruit juice, hazy, cloudy, 1/2 inch head, moderate retention

S-faint aromas of passionfruit, citrus

T-Fruity.....passionfruit, lime, tangerine............citrus rind finish with some bitterness follow by creamsicle remnants,

F-Slightly less than medium, carbonation is mild, very juicy

O-Well done

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Photo of agreenman19
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a milky, paint-like yellow haze. Pretty good lasting power on this head with lacing to die for.

S - potent aromas of kalamata olive and scallions. Earth, oniony, dank..y.

T - sweet grape candy and lime juice tartness up front. Sweetness rushes in with a bizarre mixture of popsicles, coconut, and black olives. Strange combination of sensations and flavors. Sweet and tangy beer sauce. Piping herbal bitterness lingers.

F - feels like Other Half and Trillium. Good viscosity and fullness, but a manufactured carbonation that seems stiff, fizzy, and robotic. Subtle, so far from day-ruining.

O - weird beer. Unique flavors for a NEIPA, but not entirely foreign. Hits harder on the darker, meatier, grapier side of things with contrasting pockets of zesty bitterness. Not terribly balanced, but fun all the same.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/14/19, consumed 2/10/19

Cans around NoCal from SFBeerWeek2019. Had very high hopes since I absolutely loved Suicide Door which a friend sent me last year.

Pours very hazy, murky yellow/light orange with a small head, ok rentention, and a good amount of spotty lacing.

Aroma is of a very bright bouquet of tropical and citrus fruits, very juicy, nice blend but just a bit light in strength.

Taste follows, sweet candy, fruity mix.

Terrific smooth & creamy feel, medium body, lower carbonation, and very low bitterness. Definitely the best part.

Overall, loved the incredible feel, but was left wanting more with the aroma and taste, especially after having Suicide Door. Still hoping to see more Grimm IPAs around out West here going forward.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a very hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells sweet and candied, with mango, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, and light grassiness.

Grimm has really come back into its own since opening their new facility. This is great - it's just loaded with saturated juicy hop goodness, with a light bitterness on the end. Like Lambo Door - it doesn't actually taste like gummy bears. It just tastes good.

This is medium bodied, creamy but surprisingly dry on the finish, with a great level of drinkability.

I dig this quite a bit. Grimm is back, baby.

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Photo of CHickman
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Haymaker, NYC, it hazy gold color with a nice foamy off white head that faded slowly and left really nice rings of foamy lacing. Nice pour by a premier city beer bar. Aroma is very fruity and full of tropical notes like Razzles candy, gummy bears, and juicy fruit gum mixed with tangerine, grapefruit and pineapple. A really pungent nose.

Tastes like a bunch of citrus fruits and tropical fruits, with the same flavors as the smell that includes gummy bears, Razzles candy, juicy fruit gum, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, melon and hints of sweet malt like graham cracker. Very smooth with a mild bitterness that manages to hide the 8% ABV well, to me it was like a session DIPA.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Pours turbid, opaque and right on point. Slight froth even has an orange tint. Aroma is very fruity and juicy. Not reinventing the wheel but it's tropical, and exciting. Flavor is quite tasty. Saw a review describe it as golden gummy bears and I love that; so I shall steal it. It's not as intense as some of the best ones but holy crap is it drinkable. I drained 3 pints in seemingly minutes. 8% drinks like 5%. Soft feel. Low IBU. A good, New England style brew. Looks awesome and smells and tastes very good. Love the art, too. Always been a fan of Grimm.

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Butterfly Door from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 38 ratings