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Mikkeller Hop Series Galena

 (RETIRED)
overall
83
61
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2014
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark amber color with particulates. Sweet caramelly, toffeish and raisiny aroma. Bitter, toffeish and caramelly taste with fruity hops an menthol. Full body. Too caramelly for Galena come through.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2375) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle (BB 04/14) from BarleyWine, CPH - orange amber coloured pour with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma and taste, nice exotic tropical fruits, slight spicy bite in the hops, caramel malts, light toffee. One month over best before but still tasting great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BazookaJoe (257) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours dark orange with a lot of sediment in the bottom. Decent hop aroma but the hop flavor dies in the body and is over whelmed by the crystal malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedalops (13) - Nova Lima, BRAZIL - MAY 10, 2014
Cerveja bem encorpada, bem lupulada. Gostosa. Coloração marrom terra. Compraria novamente.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1495) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 24, 2014
Cervesa amb molt bon aroma, refrescant i fàcil de beure. Cerveza con muy buen aroma, refrescante y fácil de beber.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (399) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma hints of caramel. Taste is medium bitter, little caramel. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3615) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Thnx to ST247 Pours darker amber no real foam Smell has some vegetables Taste is bit old , bitter , some green aspect . Still good .

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
bottle. Deep amber with one finger head. Sweet malty body. Quite a bit of peach and citrus. Moderate bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2145) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 28, 2014
On tap @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 28-2-2014.
In short: an earthy IPA.
Pours murky orangewith nice creamy off ehite head. Good head rention, good lacework. Malty, grassy, caramel aromas. Medium body, viscous texture, average carbonation. Taste is quite bitter, earthy, resins, some residual sweetness and caramel. A bit unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Pours brown to amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and taste is quite the same: pretty malty, caramely with an touch of herbs. Rather subtle hop, resp. could be stronger in taste. Subtle bitterness with a minimal aftertaste. Quite an ok IPA / hops.


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