Life On Tap Episode #230: Grimm Rainbow Dome

Episode #230: Rainbow Dome

Dan tastes this year’s Rainbow Dome from Grimm from a can while toasting their official opening in Brooklyn.

Grimm Rainbow Dome

This 2018 version of the sour is dry-hopped with El Dorado, Columbus, Mosaic, and Falconer’s Flight, and weighs in at 5.3% ABV.

Appearance

Medium yellow, hazy, and a small head likely stemming from the apricot addition.

Aroma

Ripe and dried apricot up front, with hints of tropicality a la mango and papaya juice. Sweet nose, with a lactic sour essence singing backup.

Taste

Tropical essence starts off, transitioning into citrus, and leading into grapefruit pith, oak and faint bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel

The oak plus the lactic sour create a nice body and the mouthfeel is light. Reminds me a bit of Five-Alive.

Overall

Fairly complex for a more simple sour. I served mine around 55 degrees Farenheit, but I am betting that it may present more notes if it warms up just a touch. This came out last year in bombers, but I like the can format. Food-wise, I am now craving fried fish tacos with an avocado crema and special slaw.

Cheers and remember:

Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

Share the love
Share

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.