Talk Talk
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #514
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,931
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 3.51%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
20
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 09, 2022
Added:
May 12, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Rated: 4.25 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jun 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Utica_Club_1971 from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Color is almost like Nantucket Nectar Orange-Mango juice drink. A bit darker than that. It has a great big giant head that hangs around for long time.

(Aside: why does it matter what a beer looks like? If I were a blind person, would I lose anything of the beer-drinking experience by not being able to see it? I doubt it. But for whatever it's worth, Talk Talk does look pretty awesome.)

Smell: at first, fruity (mango, papaya, kiwi more than grapefruit); then piney. Enticing.

Taste: Pretty much perfect New England IPA. Much fruitier-tasting than West Coast IPAs, of course. It's complex, like all good (wines and) beers. It's not just one taste but a succession of them that are hard to describe. Bravo. The only thing that makes the taste less than perfect is that it's a bit boozy. Not overly much, but still noticeable. It's an 8% ABV, so naturally one must expect it to be a bit boozy. Talk Talk hides the alcohol better than most 8-percenters do. But it's still there. So I'm giving this beer a 4.5 instead of a 5.

Feel: I mark it a 5 out of 5. This is exactly what a beer is supposed to feel like. There's texture there, and carbonation (but not too much carbonation, like club soda or something). I know it's a beer, not a wine, but this is the kind of drink you can savor for a bit before swallowing.
Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by broadway848 from New York

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Dec 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Oct 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Pentastar from New York

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Hazy peach yellow, foamy white head.
Smell: Lemon and orange, subtle alcohol.
Taste: A nice bitterness, along with mango, guava and grapefruit. Some nice piney flavor.
Feel: Good carbonation, nice mouthfeel.
Overall: Well balanced and very good hops.
Oct 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by TheLefty1616 from New York

Oct 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by edthehead from New York

Jul 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Talk Talk has that impressive off white root beer float foam that leaves ample spots of lacing. The smooth mass of opaque yellow with a touch of cardboard brown is what I imagine as near-picturesque for the style. (4.0)

This actually smells much like a classic DIPA to me. Grapefruit pith and pine, but there is a unique neoprene/ burnt rubber aroma. If I could describe it simply, I'd say "raw sap", for whatever that's worth. (4.0)

I find this very interesting and quite difficult to describe. It's very earthy in general. But more like fruit skins fresh off the farm. Lemon and orange peels, unwashed and over a bed of dried evergreen needles. However, there is a well hidden sweet vanilla like thing going on deep in the background. (4.0)

Despite what its looks could imply, this is quite crisp feeling. Sharp with balance before an intense bitterness and dryness take over. Light chalk and acidity. Easy to drink,but does leave a lip smacking dirtiness. (4.0)

I'm giving 4's across the board here. Intensely bitter yet easy to drink, but lacks a punch in flavor and aroma.

Cheers and thanks again, Jay!
Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by Xxambersky89 from New York

Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by Bobgass from New York

May 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by Hendry from Vermont

May 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a pint glass via can dated 5/6/2019

Color is hazy orange juice

Smell is bitter citrus(orange and grapefruit)
With some grassy goodness

Taste follows the nose

Low carbonation and medium mouthfeel
Abv is barely detected

Summer goodness from Grimm
May 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by smcel371 from New York

May 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

May 21, 2019
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Reviewed by TheBeerBeer from New York

4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Crisp and smooth taste. For a 8% DIPA it packs a punch while being a sneak attack.

Rarely does a beer served on draft bring the same flavor inside a can, this one delivers both at your bar and at your home. Solid.
May 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by Jbavi360 from New York

May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by LeftHanded666 from New York

May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by tubeman from New York

May 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by eddiefl from New York

May 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by alexsergio from New York

May 12, 2019
Talk Talk from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 25 ratings