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Super Galena Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Super Galena Single Hop IPASuper Galena Single Hop IPA

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81
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 06-10-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

superdoopersauce, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Betajeff, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Beerenauslese
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Beerenauslese, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

JVan, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

rogerdandy, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

lupercmda, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Whiskeydeez, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

BeerDawgs, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

TMoney2591, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of Florida9
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Florida9, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of trixdout
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

trixdout, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Oct 12, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

DoubleSimcoe, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mebuzzard, Dec 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

lionnusmb, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

delgotit99, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

RblWthACoz, May 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Poupae, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Sturmthis, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

avalon07, Oct 04, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Dope, Jun 18, 2011
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Super Galena Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
81 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.