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Grassroots / Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops IPA

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
India Pale Ale brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces.

This version was brewed at Hill Farmstead. A hoppy IPA fermented with Brettanomyces. 500ml.

First release, March 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (530) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2015
500 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 4/14/2014/ Slightly hazy. Small white head. Thin collar. Aroma is citrus hops. Doughy malts. A bit of grain. Minimal brett, if at all. Bright citrus flavor. Orange and lemon. Sweet malts. A little bit of brett in the taste. Grainy wheat. Lingering lemony sweetness. Easy drinking with some sweetness. Medium carbonation. Very nice. Doesn’t necessarily stand up to other Hill Farmstead IPAs, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6476) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle shared at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. 01/07/2015. Many thanks to Leightton for this one. Aroma is lovely funky, midget gem, fruit salad, punchy tropical fruit. , some farmyard, brett funk, pineapple. Bright yellow / hazed thin lasting whitehead. Flavour is composed of tangy funky sour, wheaty brett pineapple. Lovely. Palate is light refreshing, airy carbonation. Good blend of funk and tart. Very enjotable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4165) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle share in Croydon, thanks to Leighton! Vibrant yellow, hazy, sparkling, big foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is restrained bretty lemon, apricot, booze. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Importantly, there’s no acidic tooth-rot. Taste is lemon, grapefruit, dry straw, bretty. Very well rounded and smooth. Not blowing your head off, but just has a great balance to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle split at the Tropical Croydonia tasting on melt day, big thanks to Mr L K Smith, 01/07/15. Hazed yellow orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is pissy citrics, yuzu, mandarin, apricot, funky strains, brett, on the turn melon, light bread. Taste comprises tangerine drizzle, funk tones, straw, apricot, peach, brett strokes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with subtle hop jus and citric zest. Xolid gear !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to Leighton at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. It pours cloudy gold with a thick, foamy white head. The nose is earthy, big funky notes, white wine, vanilla, wood, barnyard, must and some light peppery spice. The taste is crisp, tart, doughy, earthy brett, white wine, gooseberry, sherbet, whitecurrant, wood, funk, barnyard and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Well-rounded and quaffable funky number.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
1st July 2015
Tropical Croydonia Bottle Share. Thanks to Leighton. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy with moderate and very fine carbonation. Super light fluffy malts, mildly sweet. Modest brett before a medium white wine tang. Orangey citrus on the back end. Light finish. Tasty enough and goes down easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (15259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared in London - sourced from the brewery. Pours unclear gold with a creamy white head. Lovely aroma, lots of peach, brett, melon, wood. Light sweet flavor with lemony tartness, woody dryness, some lemon rind, pale bread, funk, damp hay. Light bodied with average, lively carbonation. Super clean finish, bone dry, with light boozy warmth, more peach, lemon, rind. Great stuff overall. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (6100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle @ Croydonia Tasting. Hazy gold with a small eggshell white head. Nose has tart accents. Vinous white grape. Bretty. Dried manure and wood. Pine. Marshmallow. Excellent flavour. Biting lemon. Toast. White pepper. Pollen and general summery barnyard. Great wild character. Fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle... Murky straw-colored pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a marriage of floral perfume and grainy bread dough. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is a surprisingly enjoyable combination of moderate bitterness and a light note of citric acidity. Crisp, snappy, lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
The head is medium, body light and a bit cloudy. It smells hoppy, citrussy, lemongrass. The taste is intensive citrussy, lenongrassy, malty, wheat, fruity, sourish. Pretty good!

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