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Grassroots / Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops IPA

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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (4154) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
bottle from slovaksniper, thanks man. also one shared by tom10101, many thanks dude.pours hazy extra pale yellow with a small bubbly white cap showing minimal retention and lacing. citrus, bretts and the funky bunch, white wine, white grapes, juicy fruits - tropical fruit salad, woodsiness, wheaty, grassy, bittering herbs. bright carbonation, light body, dry crisp bretty, slightly astringent and grassy-spicy finish. excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2014
Tap (Black Door, Helsinki) at 6.9%
Doesn’t match the Proef ABV, so adding here. Doesn’t match the previous review either for that matter. Nice fresh saisony aroma. Cloudy pale orange, huge tight off-white head. Crowns the chalice nicely. Touch thin in the taste, a fairly light body, smoothish, but with high drinkability. Saisony taste, but in that horrible desperate "let’s add saison yeast" way, feels very forced. Smooth palate, soft, slickish, wheat has a part of that, I’m sure. Drinkability high, no sign of 6.9% at all. Finish has loads of fatty hops. They go on for ever - nice. For the fake saison style, this is a decent example, but it still can’t compare with a real Belgian or N.E. France saison. Don’t want slick in a saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Sweet base malt with strawberry (Centennial?), pine, and pineapple hops. Hazy dark yellow under a bubbly, white flannel blanket. Dry base malt with a rustic, woody hops profile akin to Orval with some tropical fruit and very faint farmhouse accents. Bitterness is obvious in this dry drink, but not overpowering. Medium light body, medium high carbonation, faintly bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1183) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle shared by tom10101, huge thanks Tom! Pour is a really hazy golden with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of brett leather and flowers, fruity and vinous. Taste is gently tart, juicy and full of yellow fruits soaked in white wine. Mouthfeel is fun and juicy with a lighter body and a medium carb. Really, really nice. Not quite an IPA, really, more like a over-hopped HFS barrel-aged saison?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1043) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014. Hazy pale yellow with off-white head. Aromas of wheat and Brett. Tastes of Brett, wheat, lemon lime citrus. Medium-light body and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
500 ml bottle shared up in the Prez Suite at RBSG. I missed who brought it but thanks. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white head. Notes of lemon citrus, sourdough, hay, grass, florals, and cheesecloth. Nice funk in there, but just a little. Light-bodied, with a tart, bitter, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really well-made, interesting IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks NielsenRatings! Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Farmhouse, brett, sweet, citrus aromas. Citrus, farmhouse, spicy flavors. Pretty fucking nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014 in the Presidential Suite. OK, OK, this time I now know this is a bretted IPA. Nose is barn-y and slightly grassy. Pour is hazy, light yellow. Taste is initially tart then shows off the hop character, citrus. Finish is drying and slightly tangy. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Not sure who the h brought this, but thanks. Hazy pale golden color with a tall white head. Wonderful nose. Tons of pineapple, tangerine, and mango. Some hints of peach and grapefruit, too. There’s a really light acidity and tartness to the flavor that works well with the tropical and citrus character. Tons of pineapple juice, grapefruit, and mango. Slight pine and herb bitterness. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head thats leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is strong brett, wheat, funk, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong wheat, dry hop, brett and sticky finish. Very good.

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