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Mikkeller Hop Series Galena

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This beer is a part of a Single Hop IPA series by Mikkeller. We created this series to showcase hop varieties on their own. This gives the consumer the possibility of smelling and tasting the unique characteristics of each variety and hopefully helping to educate people about the wonderful world of hops. For each beer, the single hop variety was used in the same weight for bittering, aroma and flavor and for dry hopping. All 19 varieties of single hop beers in this series were brewed the same week and with malts from the same batches and the same yeast and fermentation temperatures. This is done to better compare the characteristics of the different hop varieties.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Nose is grassy, dank & herbal with some dark fruit. Flavor is woody, big bitterness, grass & honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2011
bottle sample at Blue Monk, Buffalo. copper orange pour. orange zest marmalade, sweet notes, wet & mild cardboard notes, medium bitterness, not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and light orange zest with a crisp dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2011
Part of a fourth flight of four out of nineteen</IB> 4 days test. Very dense, thick-set yellow/orange head over clear orange-amber beer. Warm hops, mild hopoils; dusty finish, not very outspoken. Soft, mild bitternes (leaving the mouthfeel quite carbonated, which it is not really showing), tad woody. Finish however, is good aromatic hopoils. Medium bodied at least, and indeed feeling well-carbonaed. Slick, spiced in the finish. Decent, with less emphasis on the hop than other samples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3854)
- Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen, shared with Palme and friends. Pours a hazy deep orange body with a medium creamy off-white retention. Aroma is licorice, wood, hints of grapes, nuts and faint traces of salmiac. I’m immediately thinking that this is a hop variety that is heavily used in American-style Barley Wines, since it contains a lot of what I’m used to smelling when I dip my nose into a glass of ABW. Taste is piney, sprucey tones of bitter grass, while somehow retaining a rather high degree of mellowness. Hints of wet leaves. Nice. A solid, sprucey bitter IPA of the nice sort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle from Vinens Verden. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, pleasant bitter hops, and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle 33 cl, Kihosk Copenhagen. Pours clear deep dark amber with a fluffy big beige head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is malty, sweet, caramel, citric, slightly acidy and piny. Flavor is sweet, pungeant, peppery, caramel, fruity citric and piny bitter. Finishes sweet bitter, good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOLA_DK (272) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Pours amber with a great white head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy. Dry quenching bitter palete. Nice IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Hazy amber with off white head with floral aroma of honey, grapefruit and spring flowers. Quite bitter taste with a fine dose of malts. Medium body, soft carb. Long, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle that I picked up to complete the set since there were two missing from the Mikkeller event about a week ago at Rattle. Pours a deep orange hued amber with a large creamy beige head. Aromas of soft dusty pineapple, sweet tropical fruit and citrus. Similar to the Super Galena, very soft and subtle. Medium bodied, malty like the rest of the series, very soft sweetness and touches of earthy citrus peels. Slow grapefruit finish. Very nice, and a nice end to the series.

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