Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale - Big Rock Brewery
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Reviews by niangelo:
3.68/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served in a bottle with the snazzy new label, which somehow is a detraction from a beer, because beer as an institution finds credibility and enjoyment in history. But I digress.
Poured a bright gold with a wht head which reduced to a small ring with mild lacing on the glass. Mild hop bit on the nose, a hint of that bright Kristal wheat and a whiff of lemon.
Jumpy carbonation on the tounge, with a light mouthfeel that stops short of watery. Nice little hop bite, and a taste like bright sunshine - refreshing, full on fresh wheat and citrus notes throughout. A mild bitter finish.
A nice, refreshing beer. This was first non-macro brew I ever had, introduced by a friend. Drinkable, goes great with barbecue and warm weather.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2005 21:15:08 | More by niangelo
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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.