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Grassroots / Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops IPA

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jukkar (81) - 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 (2467) - 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 (3569) - 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 (64) - - 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 (713) - 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 (7265) - 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 (4893) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (15026) - 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 !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (10703) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , 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.


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