Super Galena Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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4/5 rDev +13.3%
My 2nd in the Single Hop series, after just finishing the Palisades
A - Brown, no clarity, sediment, lace, head, everything you want
S - Huge piny, bitter hop aroma.
T - Huge hoppy and bitter. Well balanced with the malts, but not with the hop. Still very good.
M - Full bodied, well carbonated
O - I liked the Palisades hop much better, but still a great beer, apparently with whichever single hop they use
11-08-2013 04:12:04 | More by BeerDawgs
3.46/5 rDev -2%
330ml bottle purchased from Camperdown Cellars, Kingston Rd in Stanmore.
Pours a pleasant, light amber hue with flashes of red. Decent clarity, but some disturbed, clumpy sediment. Head forms a solid froth of very pale yellow that settles to some firm foam and streaking lace. Body is solid and holds nice, fine carbonation.
Nose is initially fruity, with a touch of pithy lemon, and some grainy, slightly earthy and herbal characters. The earthy, herbal aromas win out trending towards medicinal or mineral in character. Some woody undergrowth tones come through as well. Malt is actually surprisingly subdued: usually these Mikkeller single-hop brews have a firm and noticeable malt presence. Slight detergent and crushed leaf character comes through as well.
Taste is pleasant enough, very much falling along the same lines as most of the rest of the series, with a slightly more pronounced bitterness that reminds me of the Tomahawk from the first set. Indeed, there's a sharp, green bitterness on the front palate, that stays strong throughout, only bowing a little to the subtle malty nuttiness that seems something of a Mikkeller trademark. Some citric mandarin character is noticeable on the front. Resin build-up is subtle, but means that there's a lingering aftertaste of bitter hop compounds that gets bigger the more you drink.
Feel is smooth, but sharpened by the hops.
Decent, but not one of my favourites from the series. Notably, this hop is bred for bittering, and that it does admirably. The high points were some of the interesting pithy fruit characters on the nose, but otherwise it somewhat overwhelmed the beer.
07-24-2013 05:57:07 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.58/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a bronze/amberish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit hoppy, some pine. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, bitter, but not to much, some pine as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
04-20-2013 13:28:34 | More by tone77
3.7/5 rDev +4.8%
330ml bottle poured into tulip 12/10/12
A murky dark amber with lots of sediment and some chunks of what I assume is yeast, massive dark tan head fills half my glass and sets up camp, it finally falls to a thick film leaving a few thick rings of lace
S orange peel and marmalade with a hint of spruce, there's some caramel and some earthy notes
T more rind and a slightly sour fruity flavor, a little bread and other then that it mimics the smell fairly well, there's some booze as it warms
M medium bodied and slightly creamy leaning towards airy from the bubbles, has a nice bitter bite and leaves a fair bit behind both as grit and a lingering rind aftertaste
O pretty good beer just a little basic flavor and smell but still pretty decent, there's room for improvement but that's the case with lots of single hopped brews
I'm glad I got to try this one but its not my favorite from the series but not worst either, basic drinkable brew that's worth a shot
10-13-2012 00:15:21 | More by wordemupg
3.85/5 rDev +9.1%
330ml bottle. Not familiar with this particular hop as of yet.
This beer pours a cloudy, dark golden amber colour, with two fingers of thinly foamy beige head, which leaves a nice low-lying fog pattern of lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds away.
It smells of tropical fruit, sweet grapefruit and orange juice, some weak pine needle notes, a quick to interupt toasted caramel malt, some further dry biscuit character, and a twinge of warming alcohol. The taste is rather bitter grapefruit rind, leafy pine forest essence, a once again slightly late off the start singed bready caramel malt, some generic tropical fruit, and a nice, even warming.
The bubbles are fairly restrained, the body a decent medium weight, and kind of clammy in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the bready caramel malt dueling capably with the lingering, and mostly denatured citrus and pine hoppiness.
An enjoyable IPA experiment, this particular hop a likely blend of those normal scenesters on the west coast. I like the change as the beer settles, from damned-near astringent bitterness, to lofty balance - a neat trick, that.
10-12-2012 03:10:59 | More by biboergosum
Super Galena Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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