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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: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 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 (4822) - 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 (12452) - 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 (6582) - 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 (15381) - 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 itís 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 (5338) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
I took one sniff and I was all ready to go forth with a livid screed about how I hate Mikkeller for not dating their bottles, how I hate the retailer I bought this from for leaving it on the shelf for god knows how long, and how I hate myself for buying yet another faded Mikkeller beer despite my previous two hatreds. But looking at some other reviews, it seems like a distinct possibility that this particular hop is kinda faded to begin with. So never mind all that hate stuff. Pours a pleasant copper color, clear with lively carbonation and a firm off-white head. Aroma is muted, with some apple notes, earthy hops, and dark grainy bread. Flavor is sweet with dark caramel notes -not the best malt profile to showcase hops -dry bread, aging floral qualities, bruised apple. Ok Iím back on board with being mad at Mikkeller. Urge to kill rising.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
Sampled at Mikkeller Hop Series tasting - Dahlbergs, Helsingborg. August 2011.
Round creamy and thick aroma. It have some spice and tropical fruits in the aroma, mostly pineapple. The taste and flavours are quite rich with a light sweetness. Some astringency in this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
2011-08-10. Crisp orange amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Pleasant flavour, modest orange citrus, mild resin with a light alcohol and something I canít place. Melange of flavours. 7+ Citrus fades as the glass goes on a bit. Aroma is fairly mild, light alcohol, mild pale malt and hops. 6+ Average palate. Nice but a bit mild overall. Mikkeller IPA Tasting at Coleís, Buffalo

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