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Grassroots / Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops IPA

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (605) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Merci pour celle là Tommy! Ça sent frais et c’est si beau visuellement! Une mousse tenace, parfaite. Une couleur dorée, légèrement brumeuse. En bouche, les bretts sont bien présentes mais sont équilibrées par le côté fruité. Un exemple à suivre dans l’utilisation des bretts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Shared bottle via PUB’R. Pours turbid golden with 2-finger, white head with spare lace. Nose is that great Maine/Vermont IPA nose, with honeydew melon, grapefruit, pineapple, hops, and a burst of florals. Tastes hoppy, floral, with melon, pineapple, pear, and a smooth finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 25, 2016
backlog. 375ml bottle. Brewed at Hill Farmstead. Similar in look as the Mikkeller version, nose has more citrus and complex brett. Palate has a creamy lemony character, very much HF character. There is slight citrus hoppyness in the finish. But overall, this is incredibly awesome and showcases what Shaun Hill can do. Incredible stuff

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jukkar (106) - FINLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Nice hoppy aroma with citrus and floral. Beer is hazy, minimal head, golden color. Lightly bitter and astringent, long finish with fizzy carbonation. Very complex palate, difficult to analyze. Does not remind typical wheat beer because of hoppiness. Overall, I liked this a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2736) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle, mild gusher. Hazy golden with a medium sized white head with good retention and lace. Nose has lots of white wine, grapes, must, white pepper, white wood. Smells like chardonnay barrels. Flavour follows: flowers, white pepper, must, grapes, wood, white wine, fat. Medium body, lively carbonation, little sweetness, medium bitter, light acidic. Long funky finish, light astingent and light alcohol showing. A bit rough around the edges.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3860) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2016
Tap. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma funk, spicy notes, wheat and citrus. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A crisp and very nice IPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xfire73 (70) - - JAN 9, 2016
color gold aroma of hop flavor of citrus, brett, ends with bitterness light body

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1040) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8283) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5545) - 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.


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