Grimm Artisanal Ales is a NYC nomadic brewery which started brewing in 2013 by Joe and Lauren Grimm. This brewery has been getting a lot of press in the two years since they have opened. Last year in 2014, they won a Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) for their Double Negative Imperial Stout. This year at GABF, they turned that silver into a Gold Medal for their 2015 Double Negative Imperial Stout. Beyond the dark brews, Grimm has gained national attention for their IPAs. A recent article by Paste Magazine named Grimm’s Lambo Door Double IPA the best in America out of a group of 115 double IPAs in a blind taste test. Thier Tesseract DIPA was at #4 on the same list. Needless to say Grimm quickly jumped to the top of the list for craft beer whale hunters. While Grimm has bottled many of their beers, none of the bottles were IPAs. So thankfully this past Summer, Grimm got into the canning game and started to can their super hoppy creations.
The first in their series of cans was their Afterimage Double IPA. This was quickly followed up with their Pulse Wave Double IPA which this review is all about. This DIPA is made with Equinox hops and weighs in at 8.5% ABV.
Appearance: Hazy Light Orange
Aroma: Lots of tropical fruits from the hops. Mango, citrus, apricot.
Taste: Very fruit hop forward with a hop bitterness to match. A nice dry fruit character. Some low alcohol, but smooth.
Mouthfeel: Medium Body
Overall: A very nice DIPA from Grimm.
So here’s to Grimm brewing more delicious beers! Hopefully they’ll can their Lambo Door or Tesseract IPA next!