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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS

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88
very good

305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 04-15-2012

India pale ale brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces.
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Photo of BlazerT
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass. Little cloudy, golden yellow with medium white head. Medium citrus and straw aroma, also noticable very nice basement accents. Flavour is balanced between dry malt base with some woody accents and nearly medium bitterness. You can also taste some tropical fruits and saison-like accents. Light to medium body, smooth texture, average carbonation, finish is medium and dry, aftertaste is light bitter. Drinkability is high, very refreshing. In general really solid, drinkable and refreshing beer. Very balanced, where none of the element overpower others.

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 30helens
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersilio
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.16/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of greenengineer
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slow pour into my Spencer Abbey goblet. Persistent head with nice lacings. Color is pale yellow, almost green. Smell is nice, hoppy, hard to describe. Tastes very crisp, hints of apples. Tart. Not at all IPA tasting - more of a farmhouse ale flavor (must be the yeast). Body is a little watery. Overall a nice crisp beer, but not worth the $6/bottle I paid.

Photo of heerboth
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Svendozen
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Tone
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Droopy487
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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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4.6/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -3%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%

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