Galena Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by mrfrancis:
4/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2011 03:50:39 | More by mrfrancis
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Galena Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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