Swan Door
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #850
Ranked #6,037
4.21 | pDev: 4.75%
Aug 23, 2022
May 03, 2020
Notes: Swan Door builds on our classic Lambo Door hop combination with an additional third dry hop of our favorite new hop: Strata. Absolutely mouthwatering with notes of red berry, haribo, pineapple, and clean wafting cannabis. Our use of a step mash instead of single infusion lends a malt character subliminally leaner and drier than Lambo.
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Rated: 4.33 by CJRubes from Massachusetts

Aug 23, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by mickyge from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap in a tulip glass.
Deep cloudy orange color fluffy creamy head, great lacing
Aromas of candy, pineapple, mango and berry
Taste is tropical as in mango and pineapple, kind of a hemp note and hints of candy
Mouthfeel is soft and thick, chewy layers of flavor with a slightly dry slightly astringent finish. No alcohol burn.
Overall very tasty and easy drinking, definitely will have it again.
Jul 01, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by cambabeer from New York

May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by caffeinelogic from New York

May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

May 24, 2022
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I've had essentially every readily-available "Door" beer from Grimm, including Matchbox Lambo (a small IPA version of Lambo Door), so grabbing a four-pack of this felt right. It is, as Lambo/Suicide/Butterfly before it, a DIPA with Citra and El Dorado + different hops on rotation. Swan features Simcoe and Strata in addition to these two hops, which definitely intrigued me. Simcoe is one of the best hops ever, and Strata has been doing great work (especially alongside Citra in a lot of beers over the past few years).

A: The pour on this is a little less impressive than other Door IPAs I've had from Grimm in the past. Stable haze in the body obscures a medium-orange beer with a thin, modestly-formed head that retains decently well. Lace is soapy and clinging but not incredible. It's a few SRM darker than its sister beers I think, and the meh head formation is not too great. That said, it still looks alright and this is likely me being picky.

S: Great nose right off the bat. Intense aromatics that combine pineapple gummy bears, mango, passion fruit, piney dankness, and tangelo all together in a tight package. Really impressive. Should also mention this was canned 5/2/22, meaning it's just over two weeks old.

T: Lighter flavors here than I expected, but they're good for what you get. I pick up some light melon with pineapple, hints of berries, and floral components. Dank herbal flavor comes out with bigger sips, and grassiness is present among the tropical aspects to balance the fruitiness. Nice stuff, but maybe a bit under the high bar set by the nose.

M: Smooth and crisp feel for an 8% DIPA. Easy drinking with barely-noticeable ethanol. Finishes clean for a NE(ish)-style IPA, with little residual yeastiness. Clear flavors that meld well and bring out a bit of complexity. I'm into it.

O: I'm glad I picked up a four-pack of this one. It's definitely quite good. I prefer Lambo Door (the OG, as it were), but this is kind of close to Butterfly Door (El Dorado/Citra/Cashmere) at the end of the day. Where I tend to prefer the hops that delineate this in other recipes, though, it seems like Cashmere was a more successful overall blend into the formula according to my older review of BD. I'd have to revisit them side-by-side to know for sure... that's a lot of doors, though.
May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color - too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a thin collar around the edge and a bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of melons and berries are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of honeydew melon and strawberries along with hints of mango. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that the smell and taste of this beer was uniquely delicate for a Double IPA. No alcohol whatsoever is perceptible in the taste.

Serving type: can
May 14, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by tubeman from New York

May 22, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by smi69 from New York

May 22, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

May 19, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Khaack from New York

May 18, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by virinow from New York

May 18, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by ChipChaight from New York

May 18, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by BarrelAgedG from California

May 17, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by Hendry from Vermont

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by TangoJuliet from New York

May 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16 ouncer "canned 4/21/2020"

Pours out with a medium haze, with nice looking super fine fields of lacing.

Muted nose with some grassy and tea infused notes.

Super tasty DIPA...moderate juiciness, with nice smooth grapefruit/pineapple notes, with an earthy, yeasty back note in the finish that lasts and lasts...complex and well crafted...solid stuff thats well worth a try
May 04, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by LeftHanded666 from New York

May 03, 2020
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