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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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1837) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy amber brown color with large frothy tan-like head, poor lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of dark fruits, peach, caramel and grassy hops. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel malt, following is rich fruity, mouthfeel is mild spicy with emphasized alcohol note and heavy bitter finish with long aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and lively carbonation in palate. Better than majority English IPA’s made with UK hops...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (327) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2015
cereal, spruce, orange, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mecafilo (190) - Perugia, ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark orange hazy colour, medium rocky off-white head. Aroma is slightly malty, medium hoppy, with mainly earthy notes, and additional notes of citrus; some spices in the background. Taste is slightly sweet, quite bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (2440) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). Bready-malty. Ripe ananas! Sweet and bitter. Not much of a finish. The ananas really is a highlight!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On draught at Belmont Station. Dark golden color. Aroma is prickly citrus hops. Taste is bitingly bitter, with harsh citrus acids. Glad to try the hop, but it is just a touch too acidic and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13245) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Tap sample . Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy citrus bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium duration. Very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 On tap at Dutch’s. Hazy amber orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving good thicker lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of creamy, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Good bright fruity kind of pale tropical citrusy hop. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Mild caramel malt. Some spicy, kind of toasty aroma. Solid, tasty, complex and full-bodied IPA. 7/4/7/4/15
UPDATE 10/17/14: Tasting it again a few days later. There’s kind of a mildly musty, lightly metallic kind of yeastiness to it that is noticeable in a bigger way upon the first few sips, but that becomes hardly noticeable at all halfway through the glass. It’s an impressively full bodied and complex IPA, though. Good big malt profile that’s not too caramely and sweet, kind of toasty and cake-like. Really nice full creamy texture, lightly dry finish. Pretty interesting hop, this galena, though. Good earthy woodsy mildly fruity peachy aroma. It’s mild but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; murky brown pour with a creamy magnolia head, malt and light grapefruit aroma, taste has hints of grapefruit, biscuity malts a hint of pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (1161) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours a nice hazy amber with light brown head but has heavy dark sediment in it. Has a strong rasin and dark fruit malt aroma. Taste is much more malty than hoppy with dark fruits, dark alcohol, and caramel. A decent bitter aftertaste from malts and hops.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hop_Hedonist (453) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Okay so this is 6 months out-of-date but... Pours well - hardly any hop aroma to describe - however, tastes berry fruity which well counters the usual Mikkeller too heavily roasted malt - this suits me better than a lot of the others in this single hopped series - short lived but reasonable bitterness - just a pity there’s no big hop aroma which would score a lot higher.

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