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Mikkeller Hop Series Super Galena

 (RETIRED)
overall
90
79
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 96   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle from Erzbiershof - Hazy amber color, persistent creamy beige head - resinous, pine, earthy, caramalt aroma - flavor are the same, resinous, pine, earthy hops with good malt backbone (caramalt) and hints of yeast - medium body, strong bitterness, dry, long earthy bitter and dry finish - bitterness showing more than others in this series

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (168) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2013
Smells yeasty, resinous with some toffee sweetness. Tastes floral and honey sweet but ends very dry and very, very bitter. Palate has just enough slickness to match the dryness. Definitely not bad but of the single hop IPAs I've tried (eight in all), I'd say it's middle of the pack.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (214) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2013
Great copper color with relatively thick head and lacing. Very floral aroma, somehow smells like sawdust - though not in a bad way. Taste starts out incredibly sweet, honey, flowers, finishes bitter and quite dry. Nice thick palate. Very interesting beer but too bitter to drink a lot of.

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…

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1688) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, peach, pine, caramel and hops. Bitter finish with citrus, pine and a bit of peach. Very nice IPA, surprisingly smooth considering the high IBU.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1103) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
Dunkel lys brun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av sopp og grapefrukt. Smak av malt og sitrusfrukt. Melkebaren.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1230) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
Fin duft av honning og citrus frukter. Lite skum. Fin honning farge. Frisk smak av honning og citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CPH2200 (279) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
33 cl bottle 6.8% abv. Amber color with creamy head. Bitter (96 ibu) and smooth mouthfeel. Very bitter after taste. A bit boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (461) - ROMANIA - SEP 25, 2013
Draught at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Pours murky orange with a moderate white head. Nice caramel, fruity, light hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet followed by a light bitterness, tropical fruits, citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobsch (420) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle 0.33l from Daniels Tongeren. Pours hazy dark amber with off white head and some sediment. Medium carbonation. Aroma is malt, hops citrus and grapefruit. Taste is predominantly malty and bitter. Grapefruit and bitter orange with very little sweetness. Complex beer. Very good but not an everyday choice.


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