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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New HopsMikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops
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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
India pale ale brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces.

Added by jazzyjeff13 on 04-15-2012

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with moderate haziness. There's an inch of frothy off white head on top. Moderate lacing. Aroma is comprised of citrus hops, pale wheat, and tart Brett. The taste is of citrus hops with acidic tart Brett almost masked as piney hops due to the unusual blend of them along with the sweet wheat notes. The mouth is highly carbonated, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smell is pineapple juice, citrus, floral aroma, and a hint of mint. Taste is wheat, pine resin, malt sweetness, an oily bitterness, and citrus. It's a well put-together beer, but I think I'm just not personally a huge fan of Brett IPAs.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy golden color with a white foamy head.
S - Aroma is almost non-existent, maybe a little lemon.
T - Flavor is mild, grassy, and a little bitter.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Underwhelming. Very drinkable but not special.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours yellow, hazy with a very nice white foam head, excellent retention. Aroma is funky and fruity, citric notes and yeast. Taste is complex, bitter and mildly sour, not for begginers. Medium body with medium carbonataion. Very nice Brett IPA.

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Photo of Emersonio
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour: 16.9 oz can at the Churchkey in D.C. Poured into a nonic pint. Appearance: Very light straw and crystal clear. Thick white head with lots of lacing. Aroma: Big bold Brett notes. Hoppy and citrus elements come through...lemon? Sweet bready malts and some barnyard as well. Taste: Not much up front but WOW! on the back end. Complex and deep Brett and funk aftertaste. Heavy and still breathing it out of my nose. Aftertaste: See taste. Big, bold and deep funky Brett and hops. Lingers forever and gets deeper after swallowing. Overall: I really enjoyed this. Awesome on the back end! Very good: 4 out of 5.

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Photo of NickandToni
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Recommended by my local beer bro that has never steered me wrong. This can was a pleasant surprise. Almost mango color with a great wheat typical head. Spicy notes with a full taste close to a IIPA. Will have again for sure.

L: Great almost mango color
S: Musty sweet with some nice peppery nose
T: IIPAish with a great reminder why I love great wheat beers
F: Full, crisp with citrus toward lemon bitterness
O: On my grab list if in stock. Strong showing for a first try at Mikkeller. Ready to try more from this brewer.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours crystal clear, hay color with a huge bubbly white head with great retention and curtains of lacing. The nose is grassy, Brett, white pepper, and some dry citrus. The taste leads with dry citrus but the wheat and Brett roll in immediately and dry out the palate and finishes with a nice hit of spicy bittering hops. The body is round but light and has lively carbonation. This is a really tasty IPA with a new take on an old style.

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Photo of lic217
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Yellow, very slight haze, white fluffy head that lasts, and some lacing
Smell: Citrus/lemon hops, sweet bready malt
Taste: Starts sweet with citrus and fruit with a little pine as it warms and ends bitter with a touch of herb/grassiness
Feel: Prickly dry carbonation, mouth gets a dry stickiness after each sip
Overall: an interesting beer with some nice flavor, very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a bright straw yellow with a finger of white foam. Smell is unique--blueberries, citrus and the slightest bit of funk. Taste follows, with the addition of some tart wheat notes. Feel is on the lighter side with prickly carbonation that keeps things lively. Overall, a really good beer that's a little off the beaten path, but quite worthy.

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4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just an awesome brew all the way. Golden, mango like look. Nice two finger head with soft lacing.
Smells refreshing with hints of mint, pepper and jasmine over some big citrus base.
No brett present.
Taste is surprinsingly refreshing. Nice notes of pineapple, fresh cut grass, pine, mint and citrus. Gorgeous.
Peppery after taste.
Niiice.

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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks more like a wheat beer or hefeweizen than an IPA and was poured with little head. Smell is hoppy but not overly so. Taste is not too hoppy and only a hint of wheat. Overall a mild and pleasant IPA.

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Photo of kik
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In a can. This beer was very carbonated and coarse, as wheat beers are to my palate, but had a nice light and citrus flavor. Reminds me of a more flavorful hefeweizen.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a clean medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a tiny center patch of bubbly surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Musty yeast and mild hop character with a wheat template.

T- Tame flavor of wheat with some lemony hop character and low bitterness for the style.

M- Slightly crisp feel with medium carbonation. Not a lot of body leading to a watery consistency.

O- More of a hoppy wheat than a full-on IPA. Decent for its drinkability, just unfortunate that it costs so much.

Edit: Didn't even realize there was Brett in this until I finished my review and took another look at the label. I guess that explains the mustiness but I never would have guessed.

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Photo of KEEPonPOURING
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml can a lightly hazy gold with a fluffy white two inch head. You get plenty of Brett on the nose and all the citrus hops you want from an IPA. The taste follows. This brew is perfectly carbonated for me. This was my first Brett IPA. Delicious!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can. Hazy light gold, head fades to a ring that lasts. Citrusy hops n Brett funk in the nose. Taste is similar, starts citrusy then mild funk that carries thru the swallow. Thin to medium mouthfeel. Not bad for a funky IPA.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into pint.
Pours hazy yellow beer with white head, moderate retention.
Smell - slightly funky with tropical and citrusy motives.
Taste - tad wheat, smooth with good bitter finish.
Medium to light body, drinkable.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light gold body, hazy beneath a great white head... Aromas and flavors of cracker and pale, faded fruit; herbal and earthy, a bit grassy, with a mild funk of brett just underneath. Medium body and soft, with ample carbonation.

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Photo of kitch
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 200ml pour on draft at Mikkeller Bangkok into a mini stemmed wine glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a two finger white head with decent retention and nice clingy lacing.

Aroma: Brett funkiness with a mix of tropical pineapple, mango and citrus lemon, grapefruit aromas.

Taste: Fruity much like the aroma with mango, pineapple, orange and grapefruit, whereas the brett here brings a tart and leathery element.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: This was very nice and balanced and very easy to drink. If I could get my hands on some bottles, I would definitely pick up a few.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this many-a-time in the past in many-a-format: Mikkeller version, Grassroots version, 375ml bottle, 330ml bottle, tap, chardonnay version. Now here's another one: 500ml can. Best by date of 8/26/17 printed on the bottom.

A - Initial pour to a pint glass is 90% white foam, dark yellow beer with a bit-o-haze is quickly revealed. By the end a full cap remains and some lace is left.

S - The scent is a bit on the faint side, perhaps tough to get at through all the foam. Definitely brett-forward though with dirty farm, peach, lemon, earthy and grassy tones coming through.

T - Hop+brett combo is pretty harmonious here. Grapefruit, orange, peach and grass coming to mind the most, earthy brett and light funk is there but actually winds up on the tamer side. The wheat is noticeable here too which is nice, some toasted biscuit in the finish.

M - Nice mouthfeel, full-bodied, sorta dry finish, carbonation and bitterness on the highish side. A pretty great blending of hops/brett/wheat overall, though hops seem to have the upper hand. Maybe a tad on the heavy side for 6% but quite drinkable and refreshing.

O - Overall this is a pretty nice bretty IPA, better than I remember from past experiences too. Works well in the new tallboy format, decent amount of flavor and pretty solid all-around. Good example of brett+hops working together for sure.

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4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with an absolutely huge head that lingers forever. Beer itself is a hazy pale yellow. The nose is a bit grassy hop, slight pepper, and some definite brett funk. Taste is creamy smooth and mildly sweet wheat up front, this fades to a bit of mild piney hop and then just a touch of hop bitterness on the afteraste. This beer is exceptionally smooth and has a lovely lingering moderate hop bitterness. The brett is subtle here and compliments the wheat and grassy hops well.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/20/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light funk, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of floral/piney bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, hay, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/floral hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High amount of dryness from carbonation and bitterness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett IPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/floral hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz bottle, best by date 05/20/2017 printed on the bright yellow cap. A collaboration effort between Mikkeller and Grassroots - "India Pale Ale brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces".

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright golden orange body with some minor yeast particulate visible, and two fingers of good frothy white head. Lots of good stringy strands of thick bubbly white lacing. Looks very nice.

S - A very pleasant aroma: tons of fruity juicy tropical hops - grapefruit, oranges, mango, papaya, and a nice touch of dry bretty funk. Not detecting any grain or wheat.

T - Taste follows the nose: juicy, fruity, & tropical. Grapefruit, mango, oranges, papaya. A slight touch of brett, but it comes through more in the aroma I'd say. Again, not terribly grainy or wheaty.

M - Feel is extremely fruity & juicy. Very easy-drinking, with excellent carb. Very fresh and borderline refreshing. A bit of dryness / bitterness on the finish, but not resinous or overwhelming.

Overall, an excellent brett infused IPA from Mikkeller & Grassroots. The only complaint I have is the pricepoint - $6.99+ for an 11.2 oz bottle is a bit steep. Still, recommended drinking.

Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops -----4/5.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with a bit of haze and a huge white head. Aroma has definitely some funk going on. Clear brett smell overwhelms all other components. Taste starts with some light bitterness and yeast notes and finishes with a pretty harsh bitterness. Hops are in the earthy, grassy area, not very aromatic. The beer lets the brett characters shine more. Overall it's very enjoyable beer. I would be curious to see how it tastes with some age on it.

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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Mikasa ale glass. Unfortunately the pour was the best part, with a thick foamy consistent head that stuck around to the end. Should have let it sit and warm more. It developed a little more character eventually, but overall it struck me as a kind of thin attempt at a pale ale, like somebody took out one of Bell's Two Hearts and put it back on the line.

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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold and hazy.

There's a little bit of a cat pee aroma when it's first poured, but when I brought it up to my face there was no hop scent present. Strange.

Tastes like a nicely bizarre IPA: gross up front with bitter hops. Hops get lightly greener as it progresses. It all ties together quite well even though it goes outside stylistic parameters.

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