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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1196) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber color with big head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is also very malty with some bitterness. Too malty. Not worth the price tag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at Beer Revolution. Cloudy amber, minimal cap. Aroma of pine, caramel, lemon, fruit. Taste is a bit sweet with a slight bitterness. Effervescent mouthfeel, but overall thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Didn't really enjoy this. Malt is kinda funky to me. Maybe it's just the batch. Hop flavours our mosty resin and earthy. Probably won't have another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5039) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (6998) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BazookaJoe (274) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (2034) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (492) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 3/5/2014 Thnx to ST247 Pours darker amber no real foam Smell has some vegetables Taste is bit old , bitter , some green aspect . Still good . edit : 4/15/2016 Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh... Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is sweet, bit dusty, some booze. Taste is full, fruity, fairly bitter. Bit sweet in the back. Gave it 3.6 as of today, but will keep the Original score.

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