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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New HopsMikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops

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Mikkeller ApS

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

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Reviews: 105 | Ratings: 435
Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml can from Boise Co-op. Pale golden, slight haze, abundant head, pretty tight. Tasting blind I would not guess IPA. Citrus, lemon aroma. Taste is a bit more tangy, slight hop bitterness, almost a hopped witbier. Second whiff is grainy, bready. Mildly dry. Bits of a golden, wit. Belgian pale all rolled into one.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at York River Landing.
Hazy gold color Small white head and a bit of lace.
Wonderful aroma of tropical fruit and funk.
Taste not quite as nice as the nose promised, but still great. Melon, kiwi, funk.
Medium-bodied, easy to drink.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw tinted with green, touched with a light haze, little carbonation, and 4 fingers of yellowish head. Leaves a random, melting snowman lace.

Brett on the nose, hops almost like mosaic in that they are very berry like. Blueberries, a hint of Belgian phenols as well.

Wow. Brett and blueberries, pine, pineapple jello.

Medium light body, lightly sweet but with a tannic tea like dryness as well. Little carbonation.

Got at Beer Lab. Loving this one, Orval like in the Brett, but will an herbal hopping and berry fruitiness all packed in one.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BB 08/2017. Served cold in a teku

Love seeing funky beer in cans, especially 16oz ones. Beer poured out a very hazy golden color. There was quite a few suspended and floating chunks of sediment in the glass, no problem at all. Sticky white fluffy head from the Brett. Nosee is crazy tropical. Mango, pineapple, citrus, passionfuit, guava, tangerine, kiwi, Brett funk in the end. Taste follows the nose but with some dankness and more Brett funk. The tropical fruit cates through. Very dry mouthfeel and lingering bitterness. Very delicious.

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Photo of drpimento
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is the best thing here- lots going on: bread dough, fruit, hops, candy, vinegar; all over the board, but nice. Flavor loses almost all of the hop flavor, though there's good bitter. Nice balance amongst everything. Very drinkable, even if I think this one's a tad old.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can. Pours hazy. Aroma is dry, fruity, Bretty and hoppy. Smells powdery. Flavor is not super intense. Brett and hops give me a pineapple flavor. Sweeter than the nose leads on. Not too bitter. Decent but underwhelming.

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Photo of BierRunner
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice hazy gold color. Pleasant scent of citrus and mango. The taste is similar but the bitterness is a tad unbalanced (perhaps the bitter wheat and hops combining efforts). More vicious than typical wheat beer. A tasty beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. And yes, that can came courtesy of the amazing woodychandler. Has a cloudy, light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some lemons. Taste is lemons, mint, some wheat, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, unique for the style, and decent enough, but lacking the punch I expect from an IPA.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a pilsner glass

Slightly hazy yellow with an active stream of carbonation, dense two finger white foam cap, great lacings

Aroma of grassy grains, some brett, whiff of citric acid, lemony

Taste is bretts, wheat, citrus hops, grassy, slight tartness

Doesn't suds up , a good summer wheat beer

Good beer

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with moderate haziness. There's an inch of frothy off white head on top. Moderate lacing. Aroma is comprised of citrus hops, pale wheat, and tart Brett. The taste is of citrus hops with acidic tart Brett almost masked as piney hops due to the unusual blend of them along with the sweet wheat notes. The mouth is highly carbonated, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smell is pineapple juice, citrus, floral aroma, and a hint of mint. Taste is wheat, pine resin, malt sweetness, an oily bitterness, and citrus. It's a well put-together beer, but I think I'm just not personally a huge fan of Brett IPAs.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy golden color with a white foamy head.
S - Aroma is almost non-existent, maybe a little lemon.
T - Flavor is mild, grassy, and a little bitter.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Underwhelming. Very drinkable but not special.

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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 Emersonio
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour: 16.9 oz can at the Churchkey in D.C. Poured into a nonic pint. Appearance: Very light straw and crystal clear. Thick white head with lots of lacing. Aroma: Big bold Brett notes. Hoppy and citrus elements come through...lemon? Sweet bready malts and some barnyard as well. Taste: Not much up front but WOW! on the back end. Complex and deep Brett and funk aftertaste. Heavy and still breathing it out of my nose. Aftertaste: See taste. Big, bold and deep funky Brett and hops. Lingers forever and gets deeper after swallowing. Overall: I really enjoyed this. Awesome on the back end! Very good: 4 out of 5.

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Photo of NickandToni
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Recommended by my local beer bro that has never steered me wrong. This can was a pleasant surprise. Almost mango color with a great wheat typical head. Spicy notes with a full taste close to a IIPA. Will have again for sure.

L: Great almost mango color
S: Musty sweet with some nice peppery nose
T: IIPAish with a great reminder why I love great wheat beers
F: Full, crisp with citrus toward lemon bitterness
O: On my grab list if in stock. Strong showing for a first try at Mikkeller. Ready to try more from this brewer.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours crystal clear, hay color with a huge bubbly white head with great retention and curtains of lacing. The nose is grassy, Brett, white pepper, and some dry citrus. The taste leads with dry citrus but the wheat and Brett roll in immediately and dry out the palate and finishes with a nice hit of spicy bittering hops. The body is round but light and has lively carbonation. This is a really tasty IPA with a new take on an old style.

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Photo of lic217
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Yellow, very slight haze, white fluffy head that lasts, and some lacing
Smell: Citrus/lemon hops, sweet bready malt
Taste: Starts sweet with citrus and fruit with a little pine as it warms and ends bitter with a touch of herb/grassiness
Feel: Prickly dry carbonation, mouth gets a dry stickiness after each sip
Overall: an interesting beer with some nice flavor, very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a bright straw yellow with a finger of white foam. Smell is unique--blueberries, citrus and the slightest bit of funk. Taste follows, with the addition of some tart wheat notes. Feel is on the lighter side with prickly carbonation that keeps things lively. Overall, a really good beer that's a little off the beaten path, but quite worthy.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just an awesome brew all the way. Golden, mango like look. Nice two finger head with soft lacing.
Smells refreshing with hints of mint, pepper and jasmine over some big citrus base.
No brett present.
Taste is surprinsingly refreshing. Nice notes of pineapple, fresh cut grass, pine, mint and citrus. Gorgeous.
Peppery after taste.

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Photo of wowthatbeerisgood
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks more like a wheat beer or hefeweizen than an IPA and was poured with little head. Smell is hoppy but not overly so. Taste is not too hoppy and only a hint of wheat. Overall a mild and pleasant IPA.

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Photo of kik
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In a can. This beer was very carbonated and coarse, as wheat beers are to my palate, but had a nice light and citrus flavor. Reminds me of a more flavorful hefeweizen.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a clean medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a tiny center patch of bubbly surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Musty yeast and mild hop character with a wheat template.

T- Tame flavor of wheat with some lemony hop character and low bitterness for the style.

M- Slightly crisp feel with medium carbonation. Not a lot of body leading to a watery consistency.

O- More of a hoppy wheat than a full-on IPA. Decent for its drinkability, just unfortunate that it costs so much.

Edit: Didn't even realize there was Brett in this until I finished my review and took another look at the label. I guess that explains the mustiness but I never would have guessed.

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3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml can a lightly hazy gold with a fluffy white two inch head. You get plenty of Brett on the nose and all the citrus hops you want from an IPA. The taste follows. This brew is perfectly carbonated for me. This was my first Brett IPA. Delicious!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can. Hazy light gold, head fades to a ring that lasts. Citrusy hops n Brett funk in the nose. Taste is similar, starts citrusy then mild funk that carries thru the swallow. Thin to medium mouthfeel. Not bad for a funky IPA.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into pint.
Pours hazy yellow beer with white head, moderate retention.
Smell - slightly funky with tropical and citrusy motives.
Taste - tad wheat, smooth with good bitter finish.
Medium to light body, drinkable.

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