1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Whipple's Wheat - Henniker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Whipple's WheatWhipple's Wheat

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 07-10-2013)
View: Beers (10) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Whipple's Wheat Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
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 mjstacker
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
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 puboflyons
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Mike
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of kdivers
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of risendragon
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
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 johnnnniee
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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 EricDu
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Brianedonovan
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jirons88
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of DirtyPenny
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of 603to843
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Carpentiere
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Didier
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of RummyRedbeard
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of HeadieBrews
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Svendozen
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of JAFoley
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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 2ellas
4/5  rDev +9.3%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Whipple's Wheat from Henniker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.