Maximum Happiness
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,633
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,853
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 4.13%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Notes: We’ve hit the ceiling of maximum hop intensity and oil saturation with this liquid tutti frutti jelly belly IPA. Double dry-hopped with two of our favorite hops. Mosaic and Cashmere hops unify to create a blast of tropical fruit –pineapple, papaya, coconut, strawberry, and citrus.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 16
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3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clouded, saturated yellow color with a bigger, spongy head.

Smells of a luscious fruitiness consisting of ripe mango, lime zest and water melon. Atop of this there is an ice bonbon quality, together with a perfumy flower quality and cucumbers.

Drinks truly refreshing with a medium carbonation level, developing a light effervescence after the swallow. The beer does drink quite smooth though, with an immediate creaminess, which lasts till the end.

Tastes a little less fruit forward than the nose indicated, with some caramel and bread dough acting as a foundation in this, mellowed by a fantastic creaminess. Brings some oranges to the palate, together with dry lemon and a hint of blueberries, without getting very complex at any given point. Finishes a bit more on the sweeter side with an intensifying lemon appearance among riper mango and oranges.

Tasty ipa with a good mouthfeel to it, which produces a solid flavor profile without anything special sticking out on its own too much.

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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New England style IPA. Looks a beautiful hazy golden orange. Smell is strong tropical fruit, nothing particular but very pleasant. Unfortunately taste and mouthfeel doesn't quite match gorgeous scent. It is an above average New England IPA though...it's just that I have had so many exceptional ones!

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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a narrow white collar around the edge and some small patches of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cantaloupe melons and lime are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a lot of tropical flavors with melon and lime along with additional notes of papayas, the latter of which becomes stronger as the beer warms up and lingers into the finish. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer very easy to drink and particularly liked its aromas and flavors of melons.

Serving type: can

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Maximum Happiness from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 16 ratings