jaghana (3277) - Strasbourg (France), - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl, a light cloudy copper beer with good head and retention. Nose is very hops in the lemony side with brett notes. Aroma is quite hopy, grassy, dry, tangerine and grape notes, very low body, interesting mix but too fruity.
popery (1215) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale gold, almost straw. There’s a bit of haze, but it’s clearer than I was expecting. Nice white head. Dissipates a bit quickly, but that’s no big deal. Some lacing.
The aroma is an excellent mix of juicy, tropical fruit hops, wheat spice and barnyard brett funk. Hops are the main component and contribute freshly cut grass mixed with pineapple juice, mangoes and meyer lemons. The yeast aroma is rich with tasty brett notes. The funk blends into the hops well, and there’s a dry, clean, almost lager-ish note in there, as well. Though it takes a backseat to the other flavors, there’s also a sugarcane malt backbone with a healthy dose of wheat berry spiciness.
Like other brett IPAs, this is a nice dry beer, and I suspect it would get drier over time. There’s an initial dose of sweetness flavored by wheat spice and bright hoppiness, but the beer dries out quickly and the hops and yeast take over. There’s more tropical fruit hop flavor with some more fruit notes - sort of a grape-apricot blend - and lots of dry yeast funk. The finish is spicy, bitter and dry. Very drinkable stuff.
Mouthfeel is light. Lots of fine bubbles. Lasting finish.
I did not expect anything quite so good, but this is a really nice beer. It reminds me of Green Flash Rayon Vert, though it’s hoppier, has wheat, and the yeast profile is a bit different. In my opinion, White IPAs and brett IPAs are excellent trends, and this beer combines good qualities of both. I’d love to see an American brewery put something similar into year-round six packs.
weark (98) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Cleare golden colore, good and persistent white head, beautiful lacing on the glass - aroma of bret, lemon, pear, grapfruit and lime really frutiy - spicy flavor (from bret i think), fruity, lemon, hints of malt - medium body, a little bit too carbonated, medium bitterness, medium dry and bitter fruity finish - this one reconciled me with bret
Melnis (46) - LATVIA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Skabens. Hopiigs. gaiss. Saglabaa putu. Pex ogaam un mezhaa lasiitiem zariem. Citronmelisa
jonnyguns (654) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white frothy head. Nose has loads of funk, champagne, earthy spices and herbal notes to it. Taste is zesty lemon, grassy hops and more champagne. Sweetness isn't overly huge either, quite balanced. Amazing summer beer!!
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HopRedHead (293) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden yellow with a short fluffy head and thin lacing. Upfront aroma of lemon zest, brett, touch of cheese and champagne. Flavour is immediate lemongrass, zest and a bit of white wine. Nice dry acidity to it. Gonna be a ripper of a summer beer.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[10/20/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Clear golden. Aroma of wheat, fruitiness, some earth, mild funk, floral notes and citric hops. Flavor is a bit sweetish and wheaty, fruity, with funky touch, a bit earthy, and citric and floral hops with mild bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall very nice, very tasty, great Brett funk, hops blend nicely with it without overpowering adding nice floral, grassy, lemony and bit citrus hops, and the wheat adds subtlties to the underlying beer, without being too drowned out. mikkeller makes some great beers, just wish they weren’t so expensive.
Vells (425) - LATVIA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hehe.. theres really some wheat. Weird for IPA. Otherwise.. interesting brew.. Enjoyable quality, nicely hopped, fruity, citrus. Bittersweet. Decent malts
mr_h (2094) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin white head, strong floral, grassy, citrus hop aroma, sweetish, floral, lemony flavour, dry bitter finish
Stuartyboy (344) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H and JohnRMurdoch aroma is grain and citrus fruit flavours is grassy strong lemon flavour an unusual beer ipa wheat beer hybrid that takes a bit of getting used to but Is very nice