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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS

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88
very good

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows lemon and elderflower brett notes along with farmhouse characters. Little else.
Bretty flavours too, very farmhouse-y with a little elderflower as well. Not much wheat character.
Good moderately high carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2013 02:17:30 | More by CrazyDavros
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dnphoto

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-23-2013 12:29:59 | More by dnphoto
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metter98

New York

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of funkiness are present in the nose along with hints of citrusy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of barnyard funk along with hints of citrusy hops—grapefruit seems to stand out in particular. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has some crispness along with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The addition of Brettanomyces really makes the smell and taste of this beer interesting, although it's balanced enough with the underlying beer so the hops still shine through and the funkiness isn't too overpowering. The wheat malts makes this lighter-bodied and easier to drink compared to other IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 00:57:17 | More by metter98
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-20-2013 18:28:26 | More by tobelerone
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jlisuk

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-16-2013 04:49:01 | More by jlisuk
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Brenden

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a mildly hazed light gold color with just a little sediment settling. A foamy pillow of pure white head sets at between one and two fingers high and has pretty good retention to it. Lacing is left more in spotting, though some thinnish patches can be found lightly around the glass.
The smell brings the funk, all kinds of barnyard but not neglecting the hops. The wehat is also not overshadowed, making itself known as well. Good integration, all said.
The funk steps aside in the taste for hops bitterness and the wheat backbone to come out more strongly. Tart and funky notes come out more in a lingering finish.
The wheat makes it nice and crisp, with carbonation at a nice level of moderation, and a light but solid body.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 22:43:44 | More by Brenden
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-13-2013 00:51:24 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

a very clean golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head leaving behind awesome lacing. lots of visible carbonation shooting down the middle. smells of brett right up front! lots of grapefruit and funkyness, this is awesome. lots of jasmine in the aroma. slight hoppy bitterness up front with TONS of bretty funk, that bretty jasmine taste, with a grapefruit punch.. this is fantastic. lingering bitterness.. not really tasting the wheat, but who cares, this is a fantastic wild ale.
light/medium in body, very creamy, moderate carbonation.

this is a fantastic beer. if you're looking for a regular ipa, look elsewhere. this is definitey not for you. if you like wild ales, and bretty beers, come on in! this is pretty much like drinking bretty grapefruit juice. FUCK!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 01:24:30 | More by facundoCNB
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz chalice at the Underground, in advance of their Mikkeller tap takeover later this week.

This beer appears a slightly cloudy, medium golden straw colour, with one finger of bubbly, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a decent sinking storm cloud lace around the glass as things duly settle.

It smells of bitter orange and grapefruit citrus, surprisingly (I guess) funky yeast, aged lemon flesh, subdued pale grainy malt, with a touch of wheaty astringency, a hint of black pepper, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is rather prominently funky yeast, mostly of the barnyard sort, well supported by the grainy, edgy wheat malt, and attending citrus and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, though pervasive enough to justify itself, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, the hops not quite that adventuresome. It finishes well off-dry, the wheat character discovering its spine, while the hops lend some fruitiness to the cause, and their own offset to the lingering, and now thankfully muted funky yeast notes.

Not really all that prominently wheaty, nor hoppy, as the yeast is the star here, rendering this gimmick inert - it appears that yeast is the new hop, instead. A Belgian IPA, at best, and a so-so one at that.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 01:25:19 | More by biboergosum
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henrisimo

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-02-2013 18:22:42 | More by henrisimo
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SFC21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-01-2013 01:52:04 | More by SFC21
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-28-2013 22:14:51 | More by mitlinks
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Bellonc

Spain

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-27-2013 08:23:31 | More by Bellonc
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-26-2013 07:44:17 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-25-2013 01:27:08 | More by LarryAppleton
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-20-2013 17:35:33 | More by xdefeatsy
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TobiasG

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-18-2013 19:42:33 | More by TobiasG
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-14-2013 15:59:40 | More by DrunkinYogi
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-14-2013 01:20:36 | More by HawkIPA
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-13-2013 21:37:10 | More by doremite
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-13-2013 01:47:15 | More by nmann08
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-08-2013 12:07:47 | More by jjcote
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-03-2013 00:04:54 | More by Chugs13
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-01-2013 04:43:09 | More by Anonymous1
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Farnswurth

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

06-01-2013 02:33:26 | More by Farnswurth
Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops from Mikkeller ApS
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