Butterfly Door
Grimm Artisanal Ales

Butterfly DoorButterfly Door
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #269
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,396
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 4.38%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
58
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  11
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Butterfly DoorButterfly Door
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: 19 | Ratings: 58 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Justonemore91:
Photo of Justonemore91
Justonemore91 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 10, 2019
More User Reviews:
Photo of WunderLlama
WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
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
Photo of Jlabs
Jlabs from New York

4.47/5  rDev +3%
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

Jul 09, 2019
Photo of rob1986
rob1986 from New York

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 24, 2020
Photo of beerbully
beerbully from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
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

Jul 07, 2019
Photo of Antg8989
Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
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
Photo of cfalls
cfalls from New York

4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Aug 22, 2019
Photo of Jstuart23
Jstuart23 from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 20, 2020
Photo of Brushkanna
Brushkanna from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 22, 2020
Photo of JNPIII127
JNPIII127 from New York

4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aug 20, 2019
Photo of florisj135
florisj135 from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 10, 2019
Photo of TheIPAHunter
TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Jul 15, 2019
Photo of Orny18
Orny18 from New York

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 07, 2020
Photo of jzeilinger
jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
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
Photo of Nunya
Nunya from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 10, 2021
Photo of GreenMind
GreenMind from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 13, 2020
Photo of LeftHanded666
LeftHanded666 from New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 13, 2020
Photo of The_Beer_Guru
The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 25, 2020
Photo of WhackoMillah93
WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 13, 2019
Photo of frozyn
frozyn from New York

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Jul 14, 2019
Photo of ChipChaight
ChipChaight from New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%
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
Photo of PaleAleWalt
PaleAleWalt from New York

3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 17, 2019
Photo of Shiredave
Shiredave from New York

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
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
Photo of paulish
paulish from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 17, 2020
Photo of Rlabar1288
Rlabar1288 from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
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
Butterfly Door from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 58 ratings