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Mikkeller Hop Series Galena

 (RETIRED)
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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: 221   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle from a Binny’s mixed 4-pack of Mikkller’s ’Single Hop’series’. Second one in that 4-pack tonight (just finished the Cascade). This one pours a deep orange, cloudy (my fault as it was in the trunk overnight when it was about 2 degrees here in Chicago), nice off-white head with okay retention and nice lacing, a whole bunch of floaties though. Nose is somewhat citrusy (orange peel), malt (which is a plus as it was lacking in the last varietal) , hay. Mouth is medium bodied, candy-likemedium sweet orange-peel and a faint soapiness, caramelly malt backbone, some astringency towards the back end with a dry, bitter finish. Decent. I definitely liked this one more than the Casacde version.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2361) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This hazy orange amber beer has orange marmalade, pine and earthy notes, with blackcurrant and slight woody notes on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3693) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 7, 2013
Clean red brown golden body. Pine, spruce, dry leaves, very nice. Much smoother than I expected yet it balances the light biscuit and sweet malty body very well. Sharper but nice bitterness. (33cl bootle from Dranken Geers)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (288) - - SEP 24, 2013
Pretty solid. No such thing as a bad IPA from Mikkeller. Good citrusy/fruity bitter hops with a little caramel sweetness from the malt. Not pushing the boundary. But very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Another one of the hop series from mikeller Galena hops are a little fruity and really bitter. Leaves a bitter finish and really thirsty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1741) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Keg @ Brewdog, Shoreditch. Lovely biscuit aroma with a refreshing tropical fruit taste and a touch of caramel bitterness. Personally one of my favourites of the single hop series.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Lovely orange-gold colour - bitterness and a toffee flavour are the overwhelming characteristics. Pretty tasty but not amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1497) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
Pours an orange beer with a good white frothy head. Smells citrus and I guess grapefruit. Tastes fruity. Grapefruit and citrus. Good bitter finish. Good average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
33 cl bottle
Pours hazy amber color with a huge head. Aroma is kind of biscuity and malty, not a good sign, some mild resinous hops and grass follow. Flavor is also malty and a bit resinous, some caramel and tangy fruits on the finish. A bit stuffy and too malty for my taste.
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