Hyperfocus - Strata
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,372
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #17,243
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 4.39%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
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SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: ⁣Strata! Strata! Strata! Hyperfocus Strata! Our favorite hop of 2020–Strata is at last getting put to the Hyperfocus test. Strata has become beloved for its seemingly endless layers of complexity—bright, tropical fruits layered with peak-freshness orchard fruit layered with cannabis-driven funk. Hyperfocus Strata packs the whole color wheel of Strata into this single-hop DIPA. Juicy body that ends with a balancing grapefruit pithy bitterness.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy gold. Translucent. White head. Good retention.

Smells like grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, and iced tea.

Taste-wise, mostly mango and lemon upfront. Grapefruit, orange, and pineapple slide in afterwards. Mostly citrus-forward. A hint of the iced tea, and pine. Pretty clean. A touch of bitterness and alcohol warmth.

Medium feel, well carbonated, crushable for its abv.

A great DIPA. I have no complaints here.

Jul 19, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge after it settled down.
S: Moderate aromas of mango and honeydew melon are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of strawberries in the initial taste and finishes with some hints of grapefruit.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is incredibly complex for using a single hop. I really enjoyed all of the aromas and flavors from the Strata.

Serving type: can

Jul 15, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a murky and hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like stone fruit (peach, apricot, etc), with some weed, piney hops, and bubble gum.

This has a candied sweetness that works pretty well - bubble gum and peach, mainly. I also get a marijuana and dank bitterness here, with some pine resin. I also get some grapefruit.

This is light bodied, clean, and no really boozy at all, nicely.

Strata hops are a new one to me - they give a nice candied fruit and marijuana thing, it seems.

Jul 11, 2020
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ChipChaight from New York

3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from the brewery in BL during the 2020 COVID pause. Pours an opaque dark gold with a lingering finger of white head and excellent lacing, smell is sticky citrus and pine resin, mango, hints of pineapple and coconut cotton candy, taste is light caramel cotton candy up front, mild tropical fruit bubble gum, light pith at the end, feel is medium and very smooth/creamy. My first taste of Strata, and it did not disappoint, hubba bubba in a glass.

Jul 04, 2020
Hyperfocus - Strata from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 13 ratings