Classic Rewind
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,010
Ranked #10,973
4.06 | pDev: 4.68%
May 17, 2023
Feb 13, 2020
Very Good
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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Rated: 3.88 by smithj4 from New York

May 17, 2023
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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 - it's dank with 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 aggressive 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
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.24 by ccryder from New York

May 25, 2021
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Rated by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Really nice West coast ipa. Slight haze. Crisp piney taste. Nice easy drinker.
May 09, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by florisj135 from Virginia

Apr 08, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Hendry from Vermont

Mar 15, 2021
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Rated by untitledeuphoria from New York

4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Malty, piney, resinous... with just enough bitterness. Makes me nostalgic for days past.
Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulytasker from New York

Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by fehrminator from North Carolina

Mar 01, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by caffeinelogic from New York

Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by hoponit from New York

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 4 by jpd026 from New York

Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.28 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Feb 13, 2020
Classic Rewind from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 18 ratings