nearbeer (4176) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl. Cloudy copper with a lasting half inch of sponge. Aroma of flower pollen, tea leaf, honey, and hints of orange and wood. Flavor is the same great blend plus caramel, toasted nut and slight white pepper. Medium body is softly carbonated and well-balanced. I have always loved Galena hops, and this one is just an awesome tribute.
bhiner41 (187) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown hue, no head. Sweet smell at first, with a bit of dank cereal. More of a sweet taste than fruit or hops. Dry funky aftertaste. Very good like all beers in this series.
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boydstradamus (9) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heady amber. Grapefruit, grassy. Definite ibu quality. Top 9/19. Galena is a hop I'd like balanced by another.
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davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BlackHearts&Sparrows. Very subtle hop, I like it. Aromas of cereal, nuts, light notes of liquorice. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
JohnRMurdoch (3792) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from CASK Pub & Kitchen, London. Hazy amber brown colour, reasonable head. Resin hop & tar aroma, flavour & aftertaste. A good IPA.
Countbeer (5318) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very vast, thick and slow disappearing, or even changing, white creamy head on top of a hazy/murky dark orange amber colored beer.
Smell hops, hop flowers, hop fruit, citrus, peach and apricot and some very light tints of orange, tangerine and lemon/lime. A nice creamy malts touch in the back, but overall a lovely balanced hop character in every hoppy way.
Taste nice hoppy fruits (citrus, apricot, blood ranges) and bitter (hops, grapefruit and blood oranges) wherein the bitterness (floral hop) keeps growing. A fine creamy smooth mix of (earthy) hoppy ingredients (and a hint of creamy malts) not bold at all but well balanced and it grows and ends more bitter. Lovely.
Aftertaste is hop bitters with floral hop and grass tints and bitter fruit like grapefruit and blood oranges.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium body with a slight fuller tint and a full creamy texture.
Lovely beer. One of those beers you could drink all evening. Guess, this one fresh would kill...
trapez (1537) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of wood, dry leaves and liquorice. Slightly unclear amber colour with beige head. Very, very dry and bitter with lots of grapefruit which also adds a glimpse of citrus. One of these IPAs is enough, but a very powerful Galena hop.
Kita (1470) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden color. Has a little hoppy bitter and spicy smell. Tastes a littler bitter. Finishes a little spicy. Thanks Dave.
Ibrew2or3 (7498) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle generously sent across the pond by stobbe74. The bottle pours copper with gold edges and a bit hazy when the yeasty sediment is involved. The hop laden liquid supports a near white sort of head. The aroma is moderate in strength with spicy and earthy hops and really little else going on. The taste is about the same with a modest amount of spicy hops that are pretty nice and on the rich chewy side. Around the spiciness I get faint earthiness. This is pretty much nothing but pure spicy hops and I’m just fine with that.