Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS

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88
very good

293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 04-15-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Pours a hazy, straw color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sourness, tartness, wheat, slight hops, hint of alcohol, strong yeast, hint of grass, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, hint of hop, lemon citrus, wheat, slight sweet malt, hint of grass, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, complexity, and nice freshness.

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11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead glass. Brewed at De Proef by Mikkeller and Grassroots.

Appearance: Pours a finger of foamy white head atop a hazy golden body. Nice sudsy lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very brett forward. Farmhouse funk, earthy yeast and citrusy hops with a nice wheat finish. The combination of brett and hops brings to mind sea salt. Stellar.

Taste: Just like the nose, quite brett forward but not in the same way. The brett here has a more leathery and yeasty taste and the hops come through as more bitter than in the nose. Much more phenolic and peppery with a grassy wheat malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Medium feel with a light body. Pricky carbonation with a rough texture.

Overall: Reminds more of a Wit beer than an IPA really. In the aroma there’s a nice yeasty profile with citrusy hops, wheat, and peppery yeast. As mentioned, the combo of the brett and hops in the nose bring to mind a really nice note of sea salt, just like the Hill Farmstead version. However, this doesn’t transfer into the taste. It’s a much more odd combination of leathery brett, spicy yeast and hop bitterness. Overall, I remember enjoying the HFS version much better (sea salt, creamy body) where as this one is just ok compared to it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. A cloudy lemon drop yellow with around three inches of foamy white head. Aroma is an interesting combination of sun-ripe pineapple, tropical flavored gummy candy, lemon rind, sourdough bread, horse blanket, and something between vinegar and cat urine (Brettanomyces can do some funky stuff). Palate is similarly tart and funky, although I am finding the brett to be rather tasteful, flavorsome yet not overpowering although this element does build over the course of 11.2 oz. Awesome juxtaposition of grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon hops and the aforementioned barnyard funk, fizzy and effervescent with a hint of butter in the otherwise dry and bitter finish. A little pine sap emerges as well. I'd describe this as a technically proficient, mid-range sour with decent hop character. If I had to critique, I'd say this one is somehow a bir rough around the edges, in a way that is difficult to describe. Still worth the price point.

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