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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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Reviews: 32
Hads: 60
Avg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: gford217 on 06-10-2011

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Photo of cdizinno
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a bottle with a plum colored label.

A: Orange amber with a decent off-white head and moderate lacing.

S: Not as aromatic as the Mt. Hood. Mild grassy and earty tones.

T&M: Medium bodied. Smooth but much drier due to the 96 IBU rating. Taste is similar to the smell. Fades to a great hop bitterness of earth, grass and mild spiciness. Still well-balanced.

I'm sure that all of these Mikkeller's are going to be high quality. I hope so for the price. This is definitely not as tasty as the Mt. Hood, but still decent.

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Photo of Lunch
2.23/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on-tap at Pizzeria Paradiso (side-by-side with Cluster Fuck) into a willibecher glass. Pours a pretty deep red. Not much head to speak of. Smell is dominated by sweet malt with notes of dark fruit. Taste is sweet with lots of dark fruit going on. I was unsure if this was indeed the beer that I ordered, but the bartender confirmed it for me. A little under-carbonated.

This is a shitty IPA and to my palate, this is not even a goddamn IPA. Lacks most qualities of style and I am insulted that Mikkeller put this beer into distribution. I have not experienced a malt-load of this degree since I stopped fellating cans of malt extract at my local homebrew store.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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!

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Photo of drabmuh
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"Super Gelena" -- I expected this to be better than Galena but they showed me.

Beer served in a snifter at Churchkey with a bunch of others. Interesting night. Beer is reddish orange with a soft white head, thin, low retention, some lacing, low carbonation. Looks fine.

Aroma is all malt all the time, no hops at all. Some alcohol.

Beer is medium in body and really sweet, no hops at all, nothing in the finish, nothing at all. It is like a red ale at this point. Just a malty, mildly hot little red ale. Not and IPA at all...At All.

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Photo of vandemonian
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at ChurchKey where they had 10+ Mikkeller single hop IPAs. It was interesting to taste the characteristics of this hop without interference from other hop types. This hop had an awful chlorinated aroma with a nice, mild woody flavour.

A: Orange color and 3 mm head that fades to good lacing. 4

S: Smelled like a chlorinated pool. Did someone urinate in there? Can I smell that too? 2

T: Woody slightly hoppy flavor. Good hoppy base. Belies the smell. 4

M: Pretty thick and reasonably carbonated. 4

O: Awful smell; nice flavour. 3.5

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Photo of Dope
3.71/5  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.

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Photo of gford217
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle side by side with Galena and Citra versions.

Pours much like the Galena with a little deeper amber color and with a slighter larger head though they look pretty similar. The retention is better than the Galena though it can't match the enormity of the Citra head.

Aroma is slightly better than the Galena but it's still pretty tame for an IPA with more grassy herbal notes than anything else.

Taste is pretty basic as well though it's not much different than the regular Galena. It might have a little more fruitiness with some pineapples. The finish is bitter and almost metallic.

The mouthfeel is a little fuller than the Galena but it's still short of medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

I'd put this one notch ahead of Galena but not in the league of Citra, which was the clear winner of the three.

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Super Galena Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
81 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.