Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale - Big Rock Brewery
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Reviews by mothman:
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.75/5 rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Kings Head in Winnipeg. I asked them if it was a pale ale or ipa (because of the hop in hopper) and they said it was that mixed with a wheat beer. Well they were kind of right... but from the first sip I knew this wasn't near a pale ale or ipa.
Poured into pint glass.
Color is a straw golden yellow. Little head, but good retention leaving slight lace.
Aroma is of honey and floral hops. Some cloves and dried fruit as well. Taste is cramel and fruity zest. The hops are pretty fruity as well.
Mouthfeel is kind of bitter, but it evens out quickly and goes down easy. Very slight dry aftertaste.
Overall not to bad, it was neat getting to try a new beer. It wasn't too hoppy and it wasn't too malty. Very easy to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
02-16-2009 01:01:29 | More by mothman
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3.1/5 rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Can poured into a shaker pint glass, a pale straw yellow with billowing white bubbles, exactly as I remember this beer from my grad school days when it was a staple at the pub, complete with horrid citrus wedge floater. None of that this time, although after concentrating on this beer's flavor I can kinda understand where the urge to apply further seasoning comes from. Aroma is sweet and buttery, more so than its counterpart Big Rock Velvet Fog, with a saccharine fruitiness that recalls fermented apple juice, faint lemon and lime rinds, and white bread barley malt ... No real wheat spice on the nose although there is more of this on the palate, with apple and faint lemon starting things off and musty white peppercorn spice showing up late, along with a little root cellar funk and metallic notes. Thin, fizzy yet with a diacetyl slickness, and generally unoffensive and easy drinking. Finishes semi-dry. I prefer Velvet Fog, which has more wheat character and a more assertive flavor period, although with this style of beer we aren't expecting anything too robust. I have a few more cans squirreled away for a sunny day.
Serving type: can
03-23-2014 23:20:07 | More by CalgaryFMC
Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale from Big Rock Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.