After an extremely long hiatus I am finally back to beer blogging! Why did I stop? A number of reasons really. For a while I just wasn't excited about new beer releases. The IPAs all seemed to be all the same, as did the Goses and sour beers. Everything being taken from one extreme to another, and each beer I attempted to review sounded almost identical to the review before it. I know all of you don't want to read about random IPAs that you probably won't find, and hear that just like most of the other beers I've reviewed, it tastes like mango and grapefruit...
Why else did I stop? I felt like the "snobbery" was holding me back from truly enjoying the beer. I spent more time analyzing it than just sitting back and enjoying it. Did I drink craft beers over the last 7 months? Sure. But during the summer, I'll admit I had more Coors and Bud Lights than I did craft selections. Is this a bad thing? Absolutely not! Go take a look at my post from 2014 where I chart the evolution of a beer drinker. There is a time and a place for each type of beer, no matter where I claimed you may be on that "pyramid." And stepping away from craft beer for a time has allowed me to truly appreciate the beers now that I am sampling them again. I am happy to say my palate wasn't affected either!
So anyways, I figured an appropriate return to blogging could be for this awesome selection from Grimm. I picked up a selection of brews at the Beer Shop on the UWS, and was blown away by the amount of awesome breweries they had available. I will definitely be back!
This beer by Grimm (quickly climbing the ladder to my favorite breweries) is a juice and hop bomb. There are 4 varieties of hops: Galaxy, Motueka, Wapiti, and Falconer's Flight. These combine to create a truly delicious IPA, and world class release from Grimm. There's a ton of melon on the nose and in the taste, as well as the usual suspects that I said 3 paragraphs ago that no one wants to hear about anymore...This one finishes so clean and is a very well balanced beer.
Stay tuned for more reviews from myself and Kevin, and hopefully some new reviewers soon too!