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Palisade Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Palisade Single Hop IPAPalisade Single Hop IPA

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-18-2011)
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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars as preparation for a Palisade-heavy beer we were planning on home brewing. Poured without the sediment.

Pours a deep red-flecked golden colour, almost amber in hue, with a frothy, off-white head of specks. Lacing is wavy, forming diminutive patterns as it falls. Decent body weight. Looks pretty good.

Nose is pretty muted without much true hop aroma. There's a little earthy greenness to it, mingled with a fairly substantial grainy malt character which works with and accentuates to organic, slightly woody characters of the hops. Slight rounded, sulphury tones come through as well, not unpleasantly, but different enough to the others in the range.

Taste is smooth and pleasant, with a very clean vegetative bite that persists throughout but doesn't become too prominent. Pleasing uptilt of bitterness on the back cleans it up, although it also turns slightly medicinal on the finish. Malt is present throughout but always subdued—while the Palisade doesn't have a truly big character that makes me feel like it has a personality of its own, it does get to show off what it's got here.

Feel is smooth and pleasant as well.

Overall, I think this is a decent beer, but it's probably one of the lesser Mikkeller Single Hop beers. This is probably due partly to Palisade itself, which seems a pretty neutral hop from what I've seen of it. In the end, do I have a sense of the hop though? Maybe. It's actually really hard to see what it has to say for itself, even though you feel like it's trying to say it as loud as it can.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 07:16:14 | More by lacqueredmouse
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My 1st taste of the Mikkeller single hop series

A - Darkish, brown sugar appearance with a bit of peach hue. Finger and a half of head that sticks with the beer all the way down. Sticky lace everywhere. Lots of floating sediment. As good of an appearance in a beer as I can ever ask for..

S - Nice and hoppy

T - Hoppy, nice malt backbone, and well balanced. Not a very bittering hop. Well balanced citrus and bitter hop. Very good

M - Full bodied and well carbonated. Damn good mouthfeel.

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Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours about a finger and a half of frothy khaki foam. Body is a brown hued burnt sienna orange with lots of fine dark sediment twirling around the glass. Looks nice.

S - The smell returns me to what I really like about these beers. Lots of complexity for an IPA, especially at an old age. Earthy grassy hops, sweet malt, champagne like yeast presence, some funkiness, damp wood.

T - Taste follows the nose: sweet creamy caramelized malts, earthy bitter hops, green apples, some coppery mineral taste, & some dry chalky yeast presence. I feel like there is also some herbal spice rack note in there that I can't identify.

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Mikkeller Palisade ---4/5.

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Label is a sort of grey-black mosaic; somewhat uninspired.

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A: Pours a 5+ finger beige colour head of decent cream and thickness, and great (8+ minute) retention. Little lacing as the head slowly recedes. Foamy and soft. Body colour is a murky hazy caramel-copper. No yeast particles are visible. Semitranslucent. No bubble show. Standard fare for the style. There's nothing unique or special here, though the head is impressive considering the high ABV.

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T: Hm. Biscuity malts form the unlikely foundation, with subtle floral and herbal hopping riding atop. A bit earthy and musty, in a good way. Caramel malts. Fermented tangerine. Somewhat grassy. More grainy than most IPAs. Clean, pleasant, and balanced. Very timid; this isn't the bold IPA most look for. It's not horribly complex, but that's the nature of this series. It's meant to be simple and educational. And in that it succeeds. Still, it definitely won't blow you away.

Mf: Coarse, scratchy, and wet. I'd stop short of refreshing. It's a bit off; I'd prefer it clean and smooth. Carbonation is almost ideal. Presence on the palate is average. Delightfully soft - a highlight. Chewy.

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Pours cloudy, honey gold on the brownish side with a slight head that leaves a fine coat of lacing.

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Palisade Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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