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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: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5937) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy copper colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel, faint herbal notes and some peach. Flavour of biscuity malts, caramel, white grapes, floral notes and some gooseberries. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, bitter, grape finish. A bit harsh and has that certain off-feeling. Not at itís best anymore, I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle from Kihoskh enjoyed at home
Orange hazy, big white frothy head. Smells of tropical fruits, citrus zests and grass. Aromas fades away quite fast. Moderate sweet, malty, not much else. Heavy bitter, alot of resins

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchtuga (135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
Hoppy, nice bouquet, citrussy, a little caramel. Very nice single hop by Mikkeler. Canít wait to try all the 19 single hopís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (578) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 28, 2013
Color: nice clear amber beer with small carbonization and medium white head. Smell: hops, grass, herbs and floral nose. Taste: strong hops taste, with caramel and some resin taste. Aftertaste: hops, nice wet bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (489) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2013
Pours a dark orange-amber with a fluffy off-white head and some floaties. Thereís a big punch of tropical fruit on the nose - especially passionfruit - and some biscuit-like malt and pepper. The taste starts out with some light pear, before a moderate hop bitterness comes through with chewy malt. The finish is crisp and thereís a really pleasant lemony aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1150) - BodÝ, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy brownish amber with a light beige creamy medium head. Aroma of pine, herbs, citrus, sour herbal hops and some rye. Lots of pine in the flavour as well along with resin and dry hops in the end. Has a rich and soft mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A balanced and rich IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Leighton for this one, at the 500 miles tasting in the Sham, 23/03/13. Hazed dark amber with a very thin white head that dissipates to a film. Nose carries floral hops, perfumed notes, orange, caramel, grapefruit, light soap. Taste comprises caramel malt, hops, grass, orange, grapefruit, residual sugars. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp and dry in the finish with some hop bitterness. One of my lesser favourites from this series!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: amber beer, stable white head. Nose: sugar, fruits. Taste: fruity, this hop can give an extra dimension to a beer. The flavor reminds me a lot to other Mikkeller beers, donít know if they use it, but it reminds me of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
habadin (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours thick and hazy....out of bottle. Smell bread and hay....bits of floral and herbs from the hops as well. Super dry on the palate...going to try the super Galena next....will compare both then. Overall, solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate white head. Nose has a nice dry floral element to it, yet smells more like an English bitter. Taste is decently bitter, with a bit of citrus sourness to it.

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