Dan tastes this year’s Rainbow Dome from Grimm from a can while toasting their official opening in Brooklyn.
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.
Medium yellow, hazy, and a small head likely stemming from the apricot addition.
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.
Tropical essence starts off, transitioning into citrus, and leading into grapefruit pith, oak and faint bitterness on the finish.
The oak plus the lactic sour create a nice body and the mouthfeel is light. Reminds me a bit of Five-Alive.
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.