Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale - Big Rock Brewery
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3/5 rDev -2.3%
Grabbed a pint at ethel's lounge. Poured a half finger head into a pint glass, yellow amber colour, white head with little retention. Smell is wheat with biscuit and a hint of citrus. Taste was a bitter wheat with an off aftertaste, with some nice grapefruit and pepper notes. Medium body with some carbonation, not overly smooth. Not a bad brew but if i had known they had mad tom i would not have even considered it.
10-20-2011 00:46:40 | More by Stocean1
2.83/5 rDev -7.8%
Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale (Calgary): I was on vacation in the Calgary/Banff area and that afforded me the opportunity to try the Big Rock Brewery’s Grasshopper Wheat Ale. It pours with a thin head that fades rapidly and has a very clear amber color. This is a filtered wheat. Not much of an aroma to speak of. Flavor is OK, but thin. With good mouthfeel, this is an OK drinkable beer. But it is not an outstanding wheat. Try it if you are in Calgary, but not worth going out of your way to sample this brew.
08-30-2011 16:21:45 | More by iSip
3/5 rDev -2.3%
Had a chance to try a Big Rock Grasshopper at a conference in Calgary. The bottle was poured into a tall pilsner glass and did not generate much head. The color was more yellow than golden and the clarity was clear for a wheat beer, which surprised me a little. There was some cirtus notes to the nose, but not overpowering. The taste was good, well balance wheat beer nothing extravagent. The mouthfeel made for a perfect after lawn mowing beer.
06-21-2011 23:31:39 | More by WoodBrew
3.13/5 rDev +2%
Ah, Grasshopper. In the heady, naive days of my youth, this WAS craft beer to me - and to be fair, as a student in Ontario who had never had anything more exotic than Sleeman or Corona, Grasshopper was at least a comparably nifty beer. I still buy a six pack every now and then, but am continually less and less impressed with it. This doesn't have to do with declining quality - it tastes about the same as it always has - but more to do with me trying other things.
Grasshopper pours a golden translucent colour with a quarter-inch of head that doesn't last much longer than a minute before becoming lacing on the surface. The smell is dominated by wheat and bready malts with a hint of sweetness.
Taste is a little bitter on the tongue followed by some wheat malts and honeyed sweetness. A twinge of bitter grapefruit citrus in the aftertaste a few seconds after swallowing. This beer is both sweet and bitter, and the contrasting flavors blend together quite nicely. Grasshopper's taste is by no means complex, but I think you would be hard pressed to find people who truly dislike it. Mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is a bit heavy.
I may be biased because I'll always have a soft spot for this beer in my heart, but I still like Grasshopper. Along with Trad, it is one of the mainstay Big Rock brews that I will always remember fondly as somewhat exotic but still familiar. Not outstanding, but worlds away from the bland, seedy underworld of macro lagerdom.
05-13-2011 17:40:06 | More by thehyperduck
2.7/5 rDev -12.1%
A: Pours a clear golden with about one finger worth of foamy head. The head is gone instantly and leaves a skinny ring around the glass. It doesn't leave any lace at all.
S: Bready with some wheat and a faint hint of hops at the end.
T: Bready and wheat is basically all there is.
M: Medium carbonation with a light to medium body.
D: I would probably buy something else before this but there's nothing offensive with this beer. It's a average easy drinker.
02-17-2011 19:40:47 | More by marty21
2.85/5 rDev -7.2%
Appearance-Poured into pint glass. Yellow body with a white head.
Smell- Bready, wheat malts with touches of citrus. The aroma is quite faint though.
Taste- Sweet wheat malt, with some sweeter citrus notes. Not much else other than a mildly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel- Quite thin, not terribly watery, but not good either.
Drinkability- Quite drinkable if one expects a relatively bland, albeit inoffensive beer.
09-19-2010 03:00:07 | More by QuestionableScum
2.3/5 rDev -25.1%
A- Golden yellow pour with a creamy white head thats lasts
S- Hints of lemon and wheat
T- Weak leam and wheat taste
M- Crisp and sharp with a slight bitterness
D- Not much of a wheat fan but it seems to be a middle of the line kind of wheat. Wouldn't go out of my way to order it
08-20-2010 23:14:57 | More by pdgreen
2.98/5 rDev -2.9%
355ml can poured into a tumbler.
A - Poured a clear gold with a white fluffy head. Head reduce to a long lasting 0.5cm cap. Some lacing is produced.
S - Mild wheat malts and some sweetness with very weak hints of bananas.
T - Light wheat malts, very mild citrus notes and a mild bitter finish.
M - Smooth, clean finish, a bit watery.
D - It's a bit bland but it is easy to drink and refreshing on a hot summer day.
07-14-2010 01:05:03 | More by decimator
2.6/5 rDev -15.3%
Pours a clear pale golden color with a very small head that leaves no lacing.
Smells malty, some wheat and faint hops.
Taste is where you notice more wheat and grain.
Mouthfeel is light with low carbonation.
An easy beer to drink but more like a watered down lager than a wheat beer.
05-27-2010 01:24:31 | More by OskarL
3/5 rDev -2.3%
Half pint served in a glass. Came with a lemon wedge which I threw out but not before the meagre head was killed. Some lacing. Clear golden yellow. Hardly any smell. A mildly flavoured beer. A light hops finish. A slightly bitter metallic aftertaste. A very drinkable summer beer - refreshing and well balanced. A worthy go to beer commonly found in Western Canada.
05-14-2010 01:59:04 | More by scott451
3.03/5 rDev -1.3%
Sampled on tap at the King's Head in Winnipeg.
Golden with good clarity. Served with a lemon which made the natural aroma pretty hard to detect. The flavor is tame but decent enough with no off flavors. The consistency and carbonation are moderate.
This is a smooth, easy to drink beer. The flavor is limited but it's refreshing and would make a good session or summer beer.
03-21-2010 00:20:22 | More by GJ40
2.78/5 rDev -9.4%
Woody is bang on when he says the head is the colour of French vanilla. The head also shows poor retention. The beer itself is golden in colour and crystal clear. It has a mildly sweet aroma with a possibly imagined hint of banana candy or vanilla. It tastes slightly tangy with a very subtle banana note. Subtle just might be an overstatement. Clean, but bland and devoid of character to the point of being insipid. It feels thin and watery with a light body and low carbonation. Really refreshing on a hot summers day; so is a good pilsener, and a good pilsener would pack a little bit more flavour than this.
03-07-2010 07:04:32 | More by mintjellie
Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale from Big Rock Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.