Grimm / HaandBryggeriet - Trylletein
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Grimm / HaandBryggeriet - TrylleteinGrimm / HaandBryggeriet - Trylletein
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,421
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #48,839
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 5.17%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Grimm / HaandBryggeriet - TrylleteinGrimm / HaandBryggeriet - Trylletein
Notes: Trylletein is our Nordic Double IPA and collaboration with our friends HaandBryggeriet Brewery in Norway. Weaving together flavors characteristic of New England IPA with those of traditional Norewegian farmhouse ales, Trylletein is overflowing with aromatics of fuzzy apricot, spruce, wintergreen, orange zest, and spice. Steeped with spruce tips, double dry-hopped with Amarillo lupulin powder, Citra and Columbus hops, and fermented with Norwegian Kveik yeast, this Double IPA is a true collaboration of flavors resulting from independent brewing traditions.

Kveik yeast is the magical ingredient behind the flavor profile of this beer. Until recently, Kveik was only available to Norwegian families who handed it down generation to generation. The unique 95 degree fermentation temperature drives Trylletein’s orangey yuzu-like esters and black pepper spice character, the perfect backdrop for the smooth bitterness and tropical aromas imparted by Amarillo and Citra hops.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10
Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

the kviek yeast is unique and not overdone. a bit of spruce. some plus to smell..nice change of taste.pretty hoppy.on tap at Grimm. a good hood drinker.

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Photo of CHickman
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very interesting brew here as upon first sip it seemed very hoppy with fresh zesty citrus and piney notes assaulting my tastebuds. Those hops were followed by floral notes, grassy hops, light peppery spices, spruce and more piney hops. The background had malty notes and tropical fruit so it was all working nicely. I have no idea what Kveik yeast should be like so I assume it brings out the zesty notes as those were the most dominant.

After logging my review above it was interesting to read the Notes/Commercial Description as I got some background on the Kveik yeast and indeed it seems to be the point of origination for the zesty citrus flavors. This hid the 8% ABV well and was a very different tasting and unique IPA. I'd definitely have it again as it went down smooth and easy. Norway style, nice!

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Photo of crimealdi
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: kinda standard light yellow, minimal head retention on the glass
S: there is a nice spicy aroma, might be the first time I’ve detected a mint in the nose of the beer, or it could be the spruce, I’m not a woodsman. Citrus and tropical fruits.
T: The more it warms the more the spruce/mint comes through on the back end. It hides the alcohol nicely. Most of the sweetness here is in the smell, not much on the palate, makes for an interesting contrast. Some traditional hoppy bitterness wedged in between.
Overall: Very interesting beer and worth trying but again towards the end felt like work a little bc of the dryness from the spruce. Definitely worth trying, I have two and that’s probably the perfect amount.

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Grimm / HaandBryggeriet - Trylletein from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 10 ratings