Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
India pale ale brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces.

Added by jazzyjeff13 on 04-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
453
Reviews:
111
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
11
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45
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of lavellen
4.77/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The label reads Brett and I have to say that sets a precedent in my mind, but the aggressive often farm-yard or oddly tart flavors typically offered by Brett beers weren't offensively presented. In fact, this beer tastes very much like the brett was just the yeast choice and the beer itself was fermented normally. A very a-typical IPA from start to finish. If you know citra hops you know what you're getting into with the slight lemon-lime and grapefruit flavors often associated with it. Add to that Centennial hops with cut like a laser through the brett and this could be a gold medal IPA. The complex nose from the clove phenolics, hops, and brett are all easily distinguished making this one of the most interesting beers I've ever smelled with a hard bright finish and a beautiful golden persistent haze that I only expect from the best wheat beers. Refreshing, weird, and incredibly unique. I wish I had a case of this stuff.

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Photo of wil19b85
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of vermilcj
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of danedelman
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of ESchweers
4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brad007
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice light gold with a one-finger head into my glass. Very light. Looks crisp.

Holy Wheat, Batman! And it's complimented by a mix of pungent, fruity brett and hops.

Ditto on the flavor. The Brett and the hops mix well, creating a salty pretzel facade (think the saltiness of a pretzel...the dough that created that pretzel). The hops drown out the Brett more than I'd like.

Lingering "saltiness" from the hops and brett mixing. Lest I forget about the wheat, it is barely here. More of an enhancer at this point.

Excellent collaboration between Mikkeller and Grassroots. Might I add that wheat IPAs/white IPAs seem to be the "style du jour". Better to have the pros do it and do it well!

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4.6/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with an absolutely huge head that lingers forever. Beer itself is a hazy pale yellow. The nose is a bit grassy hop, slight pepper, and some definite brett funk. Taste is creamy smooth and mildly sweet wheat up front, this fades to a bit of mild piney hop and then just a touch of hop bitterness on the afteraste. This beer is exceptionally smooth and has a lovely lingering moderate hop bitterness. The brett is subtle here and compliments the wheat and grassy hops well.

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4.6/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours yellow, hazy with a very nice white foam head, excellent retention. Aroma is funky and fruity, citric notes and yeast. Taste is complex, bitter and mildly sour, not for begginers. Medium body with medium carbonataion. Very nice Brett IPA.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

a very clean golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head leaving behind awesome lacing. lots of visible carbonation shooting down the middle. smells of brett right up front! lots of grapefruit and funkyness, this is awesome. lots of jasmine in the aroma. slight hoppy bitterness up front with TONS of bretty funk, that bretty jasmine taste, with a grapefruit punch.. this is fantastic. lingering bitterness.. not really tasting the wheat, but who cares, this is a fantastic wild ale.
light/medium in body, very creamy, moderate carbonation.

this is a fantastic beer. if you're looking for a regular ipa, look elsewhere. this is definitey not for you. if you like wild ales, and bretty beers, come on in! this is pretty much like drinking bretty grapefruit juice. FUCK!

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Photo of utopiajane
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours with stately and pristine beauty to the glass. A lightly hazed and pastel lemon straw color with a crown of pillowy white foam that is slow to fall and clings to the glass leaving plenty of lace.

Nose is airy. The wheat is golden and subtly sweet grain. A bit of yeast that is powdery and silken on the nose. Instead of funky it's more of a light dry scent and the brett is as light as a feather. There is a brilliant hop floral on this nose. Rose petals. For fruit a delicious ripe peach.

Taste is refined and demure. These flavors are all perfectly balanced and mysteriously complex. For an IPA that is rare. The malt is soft and gently sweet. The hops have the lightness of fresh rose petals. The yeast is demure and a bit sultry. The bitter on this one is perfection. It's also gentle and somehow proper. The mouthfeel is creamy.

Rather than run roughshod over your palate like so many of today's IPA's this one is exquisite. It has polish and elegance. It's a like a pretty bird that you have to stand far away to see or you might scare it away.

One of the best beers I have ever had. Cheers!

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4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CAcker
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrip
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Parker's Pie Co. poured into a pint glass.

A~ light slightly hazy orange, with a nice head and crazy lacing. Also constant bubble motion.

S~ crazy citrus! A peppery saison sensation followed by more and more lemon/grapefruit citrus.

T~ overpowering citrus hops up front, followed by pepper, and a nice finish of some wheat characteristics.

M~ very nicely carbonated, dry, yet still smooth.

O~ how is this rated so low!? Maybe it's better on draft, but this is seriously an incredible brew. If you have a chance to try it, do it without hesitation! Glad I also bought a bottle at HF.

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4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beer brings back some memories from my teenage years, lol! I swear, there is a smell of some good high quality bud in the nose of this beer, and better yet, there is even a taste of a faint bud flavor! (I am not talking Budweiser...I'm talking grass, smoke, doobs, marajuwanna!!!) Nice! Grassy, big, big grassy flavors and smells...this beer has a super fresh smell and taste, nothing like I have had before. Pours nice light yellow with a very easily drinkable nice smooth flavor and taste. All around, this is a really nice beer, nice for a summer night, nice for a fall evening, all around, really, really good.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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