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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4828) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (3160) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 11, 2014
Con mikkeller non troviamo semplici mastri birrai, ma scienziati. Isolare ed esaltare i gusti dei singoli luppoli è un’impresa sacra come la ricerca del Graal e porta certamente i suoi frutti. In questo caso, ad esempio, se ne esce una birra dall’aroma e il gusto variegato e complesso. Buon amaro, che si fa valere specialmente sul finale, e buon gusto agrumato del luppolo, dominato da sentori di buccia d’arancia e una sfumatura più citrica. Niente può fermare la scienza!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (2276) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
Botella de 33 cl en casa. mayo de 2013 probada junto con la serie súper galena. Olor con ligeros toques cítricos. Cuerpo ligero medio fácil de beber, color tostado turbio con espuma blanca. Bastante cremosa en boca con sabor resinoso y amargo seco final dejando ligero retrogusto amargo, mas suave que la súper galena. Muy buena y para repetir claro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1304) - Bridgeport, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fredis23 (564) - 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…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5183) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (575) - - 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.

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