Destination Neon
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,368
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #10,005
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 5.44%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
17
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 17
Photo of FBarber
3.42/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bright orange color. Completely opaque. Thin sudsy white head dissipates steadily leaving no residual head.

Aroma has bright notes of tropical fruit - more generic in nature with some notes of mango and peach. Somewhat subdued.

Taste is predominately fresh pineapple but it also has notes of peach, mango, and grassy bitterness that starts towards the back end and builds from there. Some alcohol heat comes through in this one especially on the back end. Lingering bitterness is also noted on the back end of the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, Incredibly mild carbonation, to the point of being somewhat under carbonated.

Overall an alright IIPA - I could do without the alcohol heat and would like more carbonation.

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Photo of CHickman
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap and it pours hazy gold color with a white foamy head that faded slowly and left good rings of lacing. Nose and flavor were quite fruity with pungent grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, tangerine, citrus notes and a nice malty backbone. Well balanced and smooth, this was session worthy and hides the ABV masterfully with a timid bitterness level and great overall mouthfeel. Reminds me of Grimm’s earlier DIPA offerings when they were the next big thing in the NYC area.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Meckelburgs, Brooklyn.
Pours a hazy and murky beige color and a moderate foam head with decent retention.
Fruity aromas evoke tropical and stone fruit. Notes of peach, berries, guava and mango. There is s touch of herbal dank aroma.
The taste opens juicy and sweet. Flavors of peach stand out in particular. Notes of mango, berries, pear, oats and a firm cookie dough malt. There is a touch of citrus in the finish, as well as a touch of resiny bitterness.
Medium bodied, smooth, creamy and soft in the mouthfeel. The carbonation is relatively gentle.
Another finely crafted DIPA from Grimm.

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Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grimm's (admitted) inspiration for their offerings comes from their appreciation for Vermont IPAs, and they have done a fantastic job developing their own take on artisanal ales since their inception. What I appreciate most about Grimm is their combination of creating palatable hop profiles while keeping a consistently great mouthfeel, and varying the level of carbonation to suit the hop bill appropriately.
Destination Neon strikes the balance between juicy and zesty hops, with terrific tropical aromas, and flavors that match the nose. NY beer snobs that discounted Grimm because of their previous contract brewing ventures are missing the boat: these guys are as dialed in as ever, and deserve a place at the top of the heap.

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Destination Neon from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings