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:
454
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
45
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1
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Photo of Jamison85
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 baklo
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Foiegras
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoudRed
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calmasahinducow
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sludgegnome
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason3125
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 I3eer
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jmg480
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 AirBob
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DSWeller
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops from Mikkeller ApS
4 out of 5 based on 454 ratings.
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