Super Galena Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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4/5 rDev +13.3%
Typical body and head for the series, maybe a bit less hazy than some.
Orange citrus on the nose, pretty aromatic compared to the Sorachi Ace I just had. Usual notes of sweet caramel malt.
Tastes bitter, with notes of orange peel and some orange flesh. a little spiciness. Ends dry and bitter.
Body is medium and carbonation is moderate, more fizzy than creamy.
Overall, a nice expression of this hop which has a strong prominence that is balanced by the caramel malt. I could have another of this one.
04-19-2012 04:13:08 | More by Beerenauslese
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
3.98/5 rDev +12.7%
Served in a snifter at The Firkin.
One day, I'm gonna see if I can try all of these Single Hop brews. This seems like a good place to the start the quest (yeah, I've had a couple others already, but now I'm trying harder to complete the set). It pours a clear sunset amber-brown topped by a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises caramel, cantaloupe, light honeydew, light orange zest, and a touch of both vanilla and banana in the very back. The taste holds notes of light pine, toffee, honeydew, light watermelon flesh, and mixed greens. The body is a rather light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a very smooth feel. Overall, a very enjoyable IPA. I'm gonna haveta look into this Super Galena hop for some future homebrewing...
09-27-2011 04:19:18 | More by TMoney2591
3.9/5 rDev +10.5%
A: Deep red-hued amber in color. Forms an enormous off-white head that recedes fairly quickly to a thick, bubbly surface coating. Leaves some patchy lacing on the way down.
S: Surprisingly muted. Caramel, toasty malt, a light floral sweetness, maybe a little citrus, and some alcohol to round things out.
T: Starts off with a easy maltiness. Slightly sweet. A little caramel. Then it turns to the hops. Lightly floral, some light citrus, and a little herbaceousness that becomes more pronounced on the finish. Finish is slight bitter/slightly astringent.
M: Medium bodied. Lighter carbonation. Mild to moderate bitterness.
O: I've had a few of the Mikkeller Single Hop beers, but I seemd to enjoy this one a bit more than the others as this beer seemed more "tame," more evenly balanced and much less aggressive than the others, though the hop flavor was lighter than expected. Drinkabilty was good.
08-27-2011 02:10:21 | More by Florida9
3.88/5 rDev +9.9%
Appearance - amber brown tint, with a head that recedes quickly to a white very thin layer.
Smell - i get a peppery piny and citrus notes, with some sweet caramel hints. nothing too complex.
Taste - there is a smooth sweetness that it noticed mixed in with some hops. The hops are a kind of piny citrus. once the brew warms a bit the alcohol gives almost a sourness to the finish.
Mouthfeel - There is a fair amount of carbonation but the bubbles are very small (if that makes sense) not sure how else to describe it. The brew offers a dry and yet oily feel in the mouth.
Overall - I can definitely see the type of hop it is and definitely need to try the other one that I bought to compare the two different hops. Not a bad brew, but definitely expensive at $5 a 12oz.
09-10-2011 01:14:00 | More by trixdout
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
3.8/5 rDev +7.6%
Mikkeller Super Galena, on tap at Shorty's, Hell's Kitchen, NYC.
Appearance: Served in a tall snifter, the Super comes with one perfect finger of white frothy head crowned by a ton of soapy bubbles. All of this doesn't last long, but it does leave a lot of lacing and bubbles behind. The beer looks very brown, opaque and malty, like maple syrup or Double Simcoe.
Smell: Crystallized sugar (sugar in the raw), shortcake, sweetness. Tea, flat coke. A tad of citrus/juiciness. Very mild bitterness.
Taste: Not as good as the smell- a tad too thin all around (or very smooth, if you prefer). Tangy, sparkly dry finish. "Mellow" hops and a malty backbone. Nice sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, flavor and carbonation. Dry, somewhat spicy at the end of the sip. Good malt-to-sweetness ratio, low but tasty hops.
Overall: A picnic premium IPA! Super sessionable and drinkable. Nothing that will shatter your world or idea of an IPA, but delicious all the same. Price ($8 per glass) would be about the only real issue here. Can't wait to try more of Mikkeller's "single hop" beers!
07-06-2011 05:12:12 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.78/5 rDev +7.1%
Another single hop IPA from Mikkeller...love the idea.
A caramel, light brown pour. Nice fluffy white head. Great lacing as it drinks.
Light caramel and biscuit aroma. A hint of pine and citrus zest.
The hops in this one border more on the metallic side, with some pine and wood. Some citrus is lingering. Toasted bread and some sweet bread. It's a solid beer, with the mouthfeel as an IPA should be; somewhat sweet but a good bite on the end.
12-26-2011 03:26:41 | More by Mebuzzard
3.75/5 rDev +6.2%
The continuing fun (??) of the single hopped series by Mikkeller.
This beer strikes me as more pungent and sharp than the other single hopped IPAs I've had so far. A bit more vibrant and bright than the others. Other than that, I'm not quite sure what I have to add.
05-09-2012 04:43:46 | More by RblWthACoz
3.7/5 rDev +4.8%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a hazy texture. There was a huge foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.
S: A nice, hoppy aroma with some traces of citrus as well.
T: Tasted primarily of hops, with citrus (grapefruit), and a trace of malt in the finish. The super galena hops aren't quite as harsh as their galena cousins. A decent enough flavor, if a bit on the thin side.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
O: This is a somewhat uneven beer, but likable nonetheless.
10-04-2011 12:02:21 | More by avalon07
3.7/5 rDev +4.8%
A: A hazy reddish amber pour with a huge foamy off-white head that sticks around and leaves thick lacing all over the glass.
S: Smell mid-range. Not very strong but not as subtle as some of the other single hop brews. Nice citrus aroma with herbal notes in it.
T: Herbal taste is much more prevalent here than in the aroma - the roles reverse and the citrus is just a suggestion. A little bready malt in there too.
M: Pretty clean with some good carbonation. Bitterness fades quickly.
O: Not bad, nothing special but a good example of an herbal hop flavor if you like the sort of thing.
06-18-2011 04:08:56 | More by Dope
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
Super Galena Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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