Review: Grimm Artisanal Ales Tesseract | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 8.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Grimm Artisanal Ales Tesseract

What the brewers say

“Soft, fresh, and tropical.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Equal parts mild, delicate, bright, and lively with juicy pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and banana. Fruit loops, cotton candy, and Starburst hops aromas. Creative and alluring.”

Flavor: “Tons of delicious pineapple juice flavor! A silky malt body puts the hops flavor up on a pedestal but remains unobtrusive and simply supportive. This is a powerfully fruity and delightfully delicious beer, regardless of category—the smoothness and fluffiness of this beer is excellent with lemon, pineapple, and mango fruit sweetness. A soft bitterness backs up the copius fruit flavors.”

Overall: “Luscious and juicy, this would be great with brunch. Let them have their mimosas. I’ll have this one, please. It has a great overall flow from aroma to aftertaste with carefully considered malt and bitterness that lets the diverse hops flavors shine. Light, soft, and hazy—this might not be the beer that most think of when they think ‘IPA,’ but it's a gorgeous example of creativity within the style and where it can go.”



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