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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: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1993) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet bitter flavor. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenH (1027) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
amber, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12930) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. First s.h.s today. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Slightly harsh. Moderate bitter average finish. Oily palate. Nice but one-dimentionel but that would be expected. looking forward to the next 18.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2011
On tap at Frisco: Pours a clear deep orange amber with a well-lacing clingy froth of off-white head. Has a lightly oxidized nose with some sweet floral herbal and resiny character. Starts with decent fullness and finely dissolved carbonation with a light malty sweetness and herbal strong piny and perfumy bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear and light copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt and hops with grass, fruit and flowers. The flavor follows the nose with some additional notes of pine. The palate is bitterness. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5407) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Pours amber into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet caramel, yeast and resin aromas. Dry with sweet caramel, citrus and grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13847) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours copper with a 3 finger creamy beige head. Aroma is floral/woody with a sugar note. Med+ body with foamy/frothy carb. Flavor is floral/fruity, followed by wood, then suddenly a burst of sweet caramel, then something like citrus/pine kills the malt. Finishes like grapefruit rind. Amazing things happening in my mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle.Pours golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of spicy, woody and floral hops with some malt and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and fruity with mellow bitterness and spruce.Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. A clear one, dark golden in color and with a dense,creamy, off-white fingerthick head. Lacings. Fruity, grassy and citrusy nose with a sugary touch and something berry-ish. Smooth, full-bodied and nicely carbonated with a fine bitterness. Not intensly bitter even though it’s quite high on the IBU level. A quite nice one, but nothing extraordinary in any way. 110908

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Sampled on 9/2/2011. This India Pale ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is malt, cereal, fruity, sweet, piney and citrusy. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity, citrusy and piney. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nice lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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