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Whipple's Wheat - Henniker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Henniker Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: puboflyons on 07-10-2013

A wheat ale that we dry-hopped with a blend of citrusy American hops and left unfiltered, perfect for summer or anytime you feel like it! This beer pairs well with lazy afternoons and anything cooked outside.
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 8
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, wheat, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a decent burst of hops bitterness that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of citrus, caramel and bananas. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat and a thin malt character creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time.

Photo of JAFoley
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

A - Hazy efervescent pale body with foamy white head. Very good retention and lacing.

S - Citrus

T - Dry wheat start, floral and citrus hops, and earthy grassy finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Clean with slight stickiness in the aftertaste.

O - Really enjoyable brew, especially when a bomber is on sale for $1.99!

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my weizen glass, this beer was a gold color. with a medium-sized sticky white head. The head lingered nicely.

Aroma of fruit, floral hops, and spice.

The taste followed form. Banana, bread, a little spice, with that little kick of hops.

This was a nice beer, and it did a great job quenching my thirst. Usually not too much of a fan of this style, but would try this again.

Photo of risendragon
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Whipple's Wheat from Henniker. As a fan of lighter wheat beers (especially those that have a fruit flavoring), I was expecting some good things out of this one. On to the review:

A- Cloudy orange/dark straw.

S- Grassy with citrus notes, primarily lemon and grapefruit.

T- About the same as the smell: grassy with citrus popping but not as much as the smell sugests, more grapefruit than anything. Finish is slightly bitter for a wheat/hefeweizen with citrusy hops and floral notes.

M- Smooth, crisp, I love this kind of beer after a warm day like today. Refreshing.

O- Again, I am partial to lighter wheat beers and this one was very good. I would put a slice of lemon in this or even some fresh raspberries (or even both!) to give it more of a citrus pop.

Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Half gallon growler from the brewery.

Tight tiny bubbled lacing sticks to the glass. Hazed out pale straw hue. Big citrusy aroma with faint catty and herbal notes. Very smooth with a refreshingly quick crispness and moderate body. Biscuity all around, neutral but nutty yeast. Surprisingly very drinkable with a near perfect balance.

Well done for the hoppy wheat style.

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The color was yellow/orange and a bit cloudy. A one inch, soft and frothy head sat atop the beer for a bit of time. A hoppy, floral and citrus aroma arose to the nose. The wheat and malt flavors were subtle compared to the hoppy aroma. Taste was very similar to the smell. An easy drinking, light/medium bodied beer that is perfect for any occasion or time of year. Not really bitter either. A solid offering from a local brewery.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Bert's
Pours a hazy medium straw color with a good sized fluffy white head that persists forever. Some really nice citrus and pine aromas emanating from within my glass is a nice treat when I was thinking yeast and spice was coming forth. There is some yeast and spice in the aroma and it meshes really well with the hops. The flavor is light bread and spice with a bit of yeastiness and lots of pine and resinous hop flavors to provide a bit of balance. Light to medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy almost resinous mouthfeel. Interesting wheat beer to be sure. I really like the jolt of hops that put a distinctly American spin on this. I would have liked a bit more of the crackery spicy wheat berry to come out here though.

Photo of puboflyons
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 9, 2013.

It pours a cloudy, unfiltered pale yellow with a tremendous white head and active carbonation.

On the nose there is a vibrant floral and citrusy hop note which immediately thrusts itself out in front of the more subtle wheat, biscuit, and pale malt notes.

The body is light to medium.

Unlike the nose, the wheat malts are the first flavor on the palate but then the citrus hops tend to turn more earthy and bold. The bitterness is higher than most in this category and it ends dry and linger momentarily at the end. It is dry-hopped so that should be factored in.

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Whipple's Wheat from Henniker Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.