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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS

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89
very good

288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

hopkrid, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JSBILK, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

StlHopHead77, May 13, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Mikkeller version, two year old bottle, shared by Bob at our tasting last night.

Pours a golden, slightly hazy yellow, with a one inch head, and some lacing down the glass.

Smells like lemon, hay, some citrus hops, and wheat.

The taste is similar- the years on this bottle have allowed the Brett to completely take over- it tastes more like a wild saison or something like that than an IPA at this point. There's a little bit of an acidic twang, with lots of barnyard like funk, some wheat/hop bitterness, some citrus, mostly lemon.

Light bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, dry, mouthfeel.

A good one to start the tasting off with, this bottle has held up pretty well.

GreesyFizeek, May 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

BGsWo22, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

POTABLE83, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Kelp, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

rcjennings, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Nolen12, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jmilo64, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours with stately and pristine beauty to the glass. A lightly hazed and pastel lemon straw color with a crown of pillowy white foam that is slow to fall and clings to the glass leaving plenty of lace.

Nose is airy. The wheat is golden and subtly sweet grain. A bit of yeast that is powdery and silken on the nose. Instead of funky it's more of a light dry scent and the brett is as light as a feather. There is a brilliant hop floral on this nose. Rose petals. For fruit a delicious ripe peach.

Taste is refined and demure. These flavors are all perfectly balanced and mysteriously complex. For an IPA that is rare. The malt is soft and gently sweet. The hops have the lightness of fresh rose petals. The yeast is demure and a bit sultry. The bitter on this one is perfection. It's also gentle and somehow proper. The mouthfeel is creamy.

Rather than run roughshod over your palate like so many of today's IPA's this one is exquisite. It has polish and elegance. It's a like a pretty bird that you have to stand far away to see or you might scare it away.

One of the best beers I have ever had. Cheers!

utopiajane, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Bsetz, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JohnParadee, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Lare453, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Simont
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: straw colored and somewhat hazy with white mottled head. Started med high but faded to thin (but still present) cap. High carb has kept head intact throughout drinking.

Smell: Light fruity/ spicy hop balanced nicely with wheat aroma. Brett a perfect third player - very present adding a nice depth to fruit and grainy aromas. Some fruity brett acidity is present, and very slight hint of funk.

Taste: Relatively high hop bitterness strikes first and initially seems unbalanced, leaving almost puckering bitterness. But not quite to that level, and as my palate warms to the beer the ibu's actually seem to do a good job of carrying this great wheat/ brett beer. A nice lemon like flavor emerges - but a complex fruitiness that I attribute to brett, which includes some peach and melon with moderate acidity. Brett funk is low, but that intriguing woody character that borders on funk is all over this beer.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with creamy finish, boosted by fairly high carb. Somewhat puckering sensation I attribute to hop bitterness combined with brett acidity

Overall: A very nice brett beer with hop bittering a little higher than I would expect. But it works, for the most part. Brett character perfectly done, just the right amount of acid, fruit and earthy/ woody complexity.

Serving type: 11.2 fl oz bottle

Simont, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

pesekad, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ScottP, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

KevBot89, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

wolf_switzer, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bmaggot, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

GarthT, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

1424IpA, Apr 08, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into snifter. Have enjoyed this beer a few times over the years and am glad to finally have the time to make some notes on it. Nice rich fruit notes on the nose, hazy appearance, lively carbonation. Slightly bitter per style, signature Mikkeller attributes are apparent almost "Sessionable", very drinkable.

friendofbeer, Apr 07, 2014
Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.