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Mikkeller Hop Series Super Galena

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 96   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3547) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
Fin duft av honning og citrus frukter. Lite skum. Fin honning farge. Frisk smak av honning og citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CPH2200 (345) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (682) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobsch (505) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
14/IX/13 - on tap @ Hoppy Loft (Delirium café, Brussels) - BB: n/a (2013-851) Thanks to KyotoLefty for sharing the beer!

Clear deep orange to red beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: fruity, exotic fruits mainly, sweet, spicy, bit sugary impression. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, malty, jam, red forest fruits, citrus, sweet, pretty bitter and spicy. Aftertaste: fruity, dry, piny hops, honey, sweet and fruity, red fruit jam. Weird and interesting, I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
Tap at Hoppy Loft. Light brown, cloudy, with lace. Spicy nose, grass and chocolate, but a bit faint. Spicy orange flavor, speculoos, strawberry jam, caramel, sweet and cake-like. A weird IPA. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft during Zwanze Day shenanigans. Appearance is hazy, murky fox orange, slightly off-white head. Smell is big grapefruit, very hoppy, very fruity, touch caramel, small touch of pine. Taste is pretty bitter, slight caramel malts, grapefruit, slight overripe peaches, some bitter herbs in the back, pretty fruity, faint herbs. Full, very slightly yeasty body. Pretty nice, def. neater than the single hop / hop series Mikkeller’s I had a long time ago. (Thx! for sharing people!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6372) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 9/4/13 draft @ hoppy loft pours blonde, small white foam . hoppy smell taste is mostly bitter, not realy aromatic/floral taste is the same . ok, but not my type of hops edit : 4/15/2016 Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh... Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is more medicinal than the other versions. Taste is intensely bitter, woddy. Aftertaste also is very bitter, still. Fun to see how I rated it the exact same number ( 3.6) on both occasions !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9370) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours murky orange color with a huge frothy head. Aroma is quite straightforward with caramel malts, hops and fruits. Resinous hops on the flavor, sweet caramel, malts and sweet fruits, some biscuit notes make this feels a bit stuffy. Somewhat bitter palate. Not the best of these single hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (823) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Murky dark orange/red, strong pineapple and tropical fruit characters, slight yeasty notes, slightly grainy, caramel malt, quite bitter but well balanced. Different, but very good.

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