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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (4776) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhiner41 (188) - Darien, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
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. ---bhiner41 Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boydstradamus (9) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2012 does not count
Heady amber. Grapefruit, grassy. Definite ibu quality. Top 9/19. Galena is a hop I'd like balanced by another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch (4264) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle from CASK Pub & Kitchen, London. Hazy amber brown colour, reasonable head. Resin hop & tar aroma, flavour & aftertaste. A good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle: 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1837) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2015
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours a nice golden color. Has a little hoppy bitter and spicy smell. Tastes a littler bitter. Finishes a little spicy. Thanks Dave.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
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.

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