Hyperfocus - Cashmere
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,112
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,583
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 8.88%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
18
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Hyperfocus Cashmere is the fourth in our series of single hop double IPA’s. It highlights Cashmere, a new hop that is blwing us awaay. Overflowing with hop flavors of strawberry, coconut, roses, Tutt-Fruitti jelly beans, guava, tangerine, and passionfruit.
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed gold with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Above average head retention and lacing

S: Lemongrass, apricots, and orange. Great nose

T: Follows the nose, along with peaches, mangoes and dryness and tangerine up front. A little sour orange juice, powdery dryness, green melon, and tangerine as this warms. Finishes with tart and sour Orange, plus lime and plenty of dryness

MF; Medium body with slight carbonation. Decent balance

Drinks pretty easy. Decent take on the style

Apr 08, 2019
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mikeinportc from New York

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a growler

Hazy, light yellow, with a slight orangey tinge, with light white head.

Smell is .. oh! ... dried strawberry , just as mentioned in the brewery description. :) Plus fresh pineapple, Blue Passionfruit Flower (P.caerulea), guava, freshly-cut-open butternut squash, candied tangerine - similar to an (orange) jelly bean referenced , but fresher - , and a slight bit of fresh-out of -the oven white bread.

Taste is initially , and mostly (unsweetened) coconut + tangerine. There are also hints of grapefruit, dried pineapple, coriander (very slight, but noticeable), dried orange rind, and persimmon (astringent type) . There is also a generic, unsweetened jelly bean element to it. Given that jelly beans are mostly sugar, that's a bit of a contradiction, but if it's possible > unsweetened jelly bean. :) Finish is astringent & tangy green onion, minus the more sulfury aspects + dried strawberry Moderate bitterness that builds, and becomes sharper towards finish, and lingers awhile.

Feel is light side of medium, initially lightly creamy , followed by sharp, very fine, carbonation tingle. Between that, & the bitterness, the front 20% of my tongue has been pleasantly slapped into numb oblivion.

Overall , though rather odd, I like this. Reading the description before opening, I was expecting that it was a bit of a stretch. It's not. I wish the flavor was closer to the aroma, but it's still quite good. Worth a try.

Mar 30, 2019
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Sammy from Canada

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a very good hoppy? featuring this hop. good mouthfeel. cans flew off the shelf.on tap at the source. very good drinkability. one of best on the night.

Mar 24, 2019
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jykleo from New York

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 3/19 and opened on 3/22.
NIce pineapple and mango aromas.
Mango and pineapple tastes.
Medium Carbo. and smooth.
One of best Grimm for me.
Cashmere Hop might be good !

Mar 22, 2019
Hyperfocus - Cashmere from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 18 ratings