Classic Rewind
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,065
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,627
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 4.67%
Ratings:
17
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 13, 2021
Added:
Feb 13, 2020
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: This west coast-style IPA is our first ever IPA brewed with 100% barley — no oats or wheat. With multiple boil additions of hops, a whirlpool hop burst, and two dry hop additions of Columbus, Simcoe, and Centennial, we’ve concocted an ale that shows off a refreshing bitterness laden with layers of delicious resinous classic hops. What makes this IPA contemporary, though, is our unique and inimitable house yeast strain — currently over 50 generations deep and adapting to its environment in our brewery — which imparts its characteristic esters of peach, mango, and white grape.
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Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChipChaight from New York

9/14/2021 can from the brewery in BK. Pours a translucent but not clear golden amber with. Finger of creamy white head, nice lacing, smell is citrusy caramel, candied grapefruit peel, pine resin, and orange cake, grapefruit donut, taste is dark bread malts, light molasses and caramel, big grapefruit character, pith and pine bitter finish, feel is medium bodied, dry carbonation. Malty, grapefruit, pine, bitterness, classic indeed.

Nov 13, 2021
 
4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Oct 24, 2021
Photo of dano213
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dano213 from Pennsylvania

16oz can purchased from the fridge as a 4-pack for $13.99. Canned on 9/14/21, so this is only 22 days old.

Look: Pours a nice nearly clear light amber color. There was a compact off-white head that dissipated pretty quickly. A bit of lacing.

Smell: The aroma is very old-school IPA - candied orange rind, grapefruit zest, earthiness, an interesting banana/bubblegum aroma, along with a finish of green bell pepper.

Taste: It's deliciously refreshing, in the unique way that only a West Coast IPA can be. Up front, there's a bit of caramel malt along with some underlying tropical fruitiness (papaya, honeydew melon) and agressive hops. The finish is bitter, yes, but not overpowering. The finish is tons of bitter orange and grapefruit rind, very dry with just a touch of apple sweetness. At 7.2% ABV, this tastes very drinkable to me.

Feel: The mouthfeel is nice - a bit slick/oily and chewy. It coats the palate nicely and the mouthfeel lingers on well after you have swallowed the beer. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall: This is my second Grimm beer. I continue to be impressed by these guys and I am excited that my local Whole Foods is currently carrying a couple of 4-packs. This beer is definitely a bit of a throwback. Kudos to Grimm for bringing this style back with old-school hops for a classic recipe. I probably would not care to drink more than one of these in a session, but it has successfully pulled me back to it as I have already drank two of the four cans in the past four days.

From website:
Classic Rewind is brewed in homage to old-school hoppy classics like Pliny The Elder, in that dank paleolithic era before Northeast haze took over the world. With multiple boil additions of hops, a whirlpool hop burst, and two dry hop additions of Columbus, Simcoe, and Centennial, Classic Rewind shows off a refreshing bitterness laden with layers of delicious resinous classic hops.

Oct 07, 2021
Photo of izraelc
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by izraelc from New York

Pours a light yellow. Thick foam. Hoppy aroma. Definitely has that classic flavor. Big bitter hop body that fades to a little malt sweetness. Very good.

Jun 27, 2021
 
4.24 by ccryder from New York on May 25, 2021
Photo of Braunmeister_1943
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

Really nice West coast ipa. Slight haze. Crisp piney taste. Nice easy drinker.

May 09, 2021
 
3.75 by florisj135 from Virginia on Apr 08, 2021
 
4.25 by Hendry from Vermont on Mar 15, 2021
Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by untitledeuphoria from New York

Malty, piney, resinous... with just enough bitterness. Makes me nostalgic for days past.

Mar 15, 2020
 
4.25 by paulytasker from New York on Mar 15, 2020
 
3.85 by fehrminator from North Carolina on Mar 01, 2020
 
4.09 by caffeinelogic from New York on Feb 29, 2020
 
3.84 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Feb 23, 2020
 
4.35 by hoponit from New York on Feb 17, 2020
 
4 by jpd026 from New York on Feb 16, 2020
Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Suggested as a favorite by the bartender. Light amber color and clear. Dense but small head lasts throughout the tasting. Thick 3D rings of lace with very good steaks in between.

More malty than hoppy, I get dry caramel followed by a spicy and somewhat yeasty nose.

The taste begins with a lightly oily, bready malt. The hop is stronger than the smell indicates but the light yeast element remains. Moderate body with an elevated carbonation. The finish is earthy with a lingering aftertaste.

Feb 15, 2020
 
4.28 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Feb 13, 2020
Classic Rewind from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 17 ratings