Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS
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4.18/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From notes. On tap at Hill Farmstead's E and Art release. Poured into HF stemware. Cloudy, hazy golden straw in color. The smell is a mix of bready wheat malt and bright floral hops. There's a hint of grassiness as well. The first sip is bright and citrusy, but hops don't dominate. There's significant notes of hay and a bit of funk in there as well. The wheat malt provides a nice backing to the grassy, fruity notes and give the beer a surprisingly thick, solid body for an IPA. Overall this is an excellent collaboration and an interesting take on the style, well worth seeking out.
Serving type: on-tap
05-09-2012 02:24:12 | More by vonnegut21
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
was expecting a hazier pour from the description, but there is a slight haze on an otherwise golden straw colored beer that produces a pure white head that retains and laces well.
definite wheat, definite funk, a bit of lemongrass/herbal/floral, and a bit citric hops. tart, but not sour in the aroma. more funky and barnyard aromas than anything.
again, lots of tart, barnyard flavors that combine with the wheat to taste like hay. grassy, floral hops come behind that with lots of brett character, but without barrel-aging they add more funk than sourness.
fluffy medium bodied with a nice lingering tickle of wheat.
not as hoppy as I expected, not as sour either. probably one of the "funkiest" and "rustic" beers I've ever had.
very good collab.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2012 02:36:35 | More by silentjay
4.68/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a nice light gold with a one-finger head into my glass. Very light. Looks crisp.
Holy Wheat, Batman! And it's complimented by a mix of pungent, fruity brett and hops.
Ditto on the flavor. The Brett and the hops mix well, creating a salty pretzel facade (think the saltiness of a pretzel...the dough that created that pretzel). The hops drown out the Brett more than I'd like.
Lingering "saltiness" from the hops and brett mixing. Lest I forget about the wheat, it is barely here. More of an enhancer at this point.
Excellent collaboration between Mikkeller and Grassroots. Might I add that wheat IPAs/white IPAs seem to be the "style du jour". Better to have the pros do it and do it well!
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2012 03:24:59 | More by Brad007
United Kingdom (England)
4.33/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. Picked up recently from my local beer specialist (they've been getting quite a bit of Mikkeller recently). From what I can make out on the label, it's an IPA brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces. Should be interesting!
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle-conditioned. A pale golden hue with faint haze and low carbonation. Produces a large head of brilliant white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Aroma of bright citrus hops with undertones of earthy wheat and a vinous hint of yeast in the background.
Tastes of aromatic citrus hops with a mildly acidic character and a dry finish. Notes of citrus, grainy wheat and earthy, vinous yeast. Subtle bitterness upon swallowing, and a hint of lactic/vinegary sourness in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry. A slight acidity on the tongue, and mild astringency. A tad undercarbonated. Aftertaste of sour wheat malt with citrus overtones.
Impressive - a subtle IPA with fantastic balance. Despite the novel ingredients and yeast, the finished article is tasty and very drinkable. The brett adds a distinctive note to the background, but doesn't overpower or clash with the other flavours. The aroma/taste has a dry, lactic - almost lemony sourness that complements the citrus hops perfectly. If it weren't for the price tag I'd grab another one (or two). Excellent - well worth trying if you encounter it.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2012 23:54:59 | More by jazzyjeff13
Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops from Mikkeller ApS
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