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Galena Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Galena Single Hop IPAGalena Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by mrfrancis:
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a puffy, lingering white head.

S: Assertive aromas of lemon, bitter orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and herbs are present on the nose. Already, I'm liking this one. My anger over the mediocrity of the Cascade and Mt. Hood Single Hop IPAs is slowly subsiding.

T: At first, it's big and bitter on the palate with notes of lemon, grapefruit, bitter orange, peppermint, sage, and lime, but the bitterness of the initial impression is gradually cut by biscuit and caramel notes from the malt. This all leads to an astoundingly well-integrated finish with robust citrus, herb, and biscuit notes.

M: Like virtually all of the other beers in this series, this one is dry, firm, and medium-bodied. The fact that it's not so lacking in flavor reduces the impact of any harsh sensations and makes it seem quite drinkable.

O: I was beginning to fear that the quality of the Single Hop Series was slipping, but this one reaffirmed my faith in Mikkeller at least temporarily. A very nicely crafted IPA that really demonstrates the potential of Galena hops.

mrfrancis, Nov 11, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of lionnusmb
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

lionnusmb, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of orange citrus and caramel notes. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of orange citrus, but the toffee from the malt is also equally present. The bitterness is low. This actually smells more like an American Pale Ale than an IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

virinow, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of glid02
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head leaving decent lacing.

Smells of muted pale malts and not much else, though it’s unsurprising given the hop strain.

Tastes a bit sturdier than it smells. Moderately dry pale malts up front are joined by earthy and somewhat leafy hops midway through. The hops carry on to a solidly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall it’s tough to accurately rate this beer as there is no aroma but no aroma is expected given the hops. An interesting take but a beer only worth seeking for education’s sake.

glid02, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

seavercm, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of ordybill
3.05/5  rDev -15%

ordybill, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

aztraz, May 17, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cap numbered 8191103! Served from bottle into Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, caramel, caramel hop, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, subtle citrus, lemon rine, caramel hop, and earthy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. This one had a pretty big citrus aspect going on along with some earthy flavors. The aroma was not a citrusy as the flavor as it carried more of a sweet note on it. This one wasn't really memoriable for me if I'm honest. Worth it for the palate expansion, but that is about it.

thagr81us, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of oso
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

beersdmf17, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +11.4%

mdillon86, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | 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 nice floral aroma with a light citric acid flavour.

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

S: This beer had a fresh floral hop smell. Pleasant. 4

T: This beer had an acidic, citrus flavour. 3.5

M: Pretty thick and reasonably carbonated. 4

O: Nice smell and a decent flavour. 3.5

vandemonian, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy dark amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation along with some small particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger and a half high beige head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: The hops contribute very light aromas of citrus, grapes and grass to the smell.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the flavors are a bit stronger and also include some notes of wood and hints of caramel malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I wouldn't say that Galena hops offer the best choice for a single hop beer, but this is definitely an interesting beer to try among the others in the series, especially if you want to experience some interesting flavors of grapes and wood.

metter98, Oct 18, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My seventh beer from the Mikkeller Single Hop series. Scored a whole lot of these beers from Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for something ridiculous like $1.75 a piece. Expectations are fairly high based upon my previous experience with these beers.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours about two fingers of creamy fluffy beige colored head on top of a dark burnt sienna orange, borderline mahogany colored body. Lots of dark yeast sediment floating at the bottom of the glass. A bit darker than some of the others.

S - Smell resembles many of the others, if just a little bit more subdued. Earthy herbal qualities, dirty twiggy hops, caramelized malt sweetness, oak, & vanilla.

T - Taste follows the nose: earthy twiggy hop presence, herbal qualities, vanilla, oak wood, and some extremely strong, sweet, and authentic caramel / toffee flavors. Perhaps some dark fig / date presence and some nuttiness on the finish.

M - Feel is creamy and smooth, and bitter and dry in the finish, with some lingering herbal earthiness & green apple skin sweetness.

Overall, while it wasn't the best I've had, definitely one of the more unique beers in the Mikkeller Single Hop series. A very distinctive, off-kilter variety of hop is showcased here, and very nicely at that. A hop variety I would like to see used more often.

Mikkeller Galena ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

civicm87, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a dark, murky, pond water looking shade of orangeish brown with a one finger, very frothy offwhite head. Very nice head, but the beer itself looks disgusting, so I'm splitting the difference

S- it's an interesting aroma, partly of citrus and partly of grass....I like it, but I can't get as much of it as I want due to the size of my glass. That one is on me, so I won't penalize the beer

T- nice citrus flavor to it, with a little bit of bitterness to it. I like it, it's different.

M- medium bodied. It's fine

O- this is better than most of the other single hop I've had from Mikkeller. It's actually got some complexity going on. Well done.

bigfnjoe, Nov 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

safaricook, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

schaffer9252, Jun 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Drknight, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

SocalKicks, Jun 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

nmann08, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Rickythejeweler, Jun 23, 2013
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Galena Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
82 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.