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Palisade Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Palisade Single Hop IPAPalisade Single Hop IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-18-2011

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Haven't loved most beers in this series, with the exception of the Amarillo Single Hop. Mikkel's my favourite brewer ever, so expectations are high. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard silver pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Acquired at K&L Wines in Hollywood. 6.8% ABV confirmed. Bottled and brewed at De Proef. Imported by the Shelton Bastards.

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

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

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.

Sm: Floral hops, biscuity grains, an earthy note, and biscuit malts. Caramel. Grassy character. Some must. Herbal notes. Strange for an IPA; maybe this is old? An average strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Not all that appealing for the style.

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.

Dr: It's an educational beer - as all are in this series. But as an import, it's poorly priced. I wouldn't get it again, but I'm glad to have tried it. I guess palisade isn't the hop strain I prefer in IPAs. Good to know. Hides its highish ABV well. Certainly drinkable, but underwhelming.

C

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

I purchased a bottle of Mikkeller Palisade Single Hop IPA for $0.79 USD in Burbank, California/USA. Mikkeller Palisade Single Hop IPA has low carbonation. Mikkeller Palisade Single Hop IPA has a bitter taste of hops. People who enjoy the flavour of hops mixed with low carbonation will enjoy Mikkeller Palisade Single Hop IPA.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of drabmuh
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer on draft with 18 other single hop IPAs at Churchkey. This year's versions were all hopped with the same AMOUNT of hops rather than last year that were all hopped to the same IBU. The result being drastically different beers. This one, Palisade, was hopped to 71 IBUs. Served in a snifter.

Beer is reddish orange and clear with a tiny white head of small bubbles that sticks to the glass. They all look about the same.

Beer has a vegetal, really off putting aroma. It is mostly malt but the hop is devastating this particular variant.

Beer is moderately bitter, sweet up front, almost no hop flavors in the midpalate, mildly floral, the finish is a little dry. I was surprised that the finish of a few of them, this one included was so dry. Oh well. Not a very good one overall.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Malt aromas are more prominent than the hops with caramel and some orange, all rather mild.

Light bitterness up front builds to a modest middle and strong, lingering finish. The flavors generally resemble sun tea.

This is a full-bodied beer with some alcohol, a wooly texture, and ample carbonation. Overall it is cleansing.

Palisades was enjoyed as part of a self-training exercise to distinguish between the varieties of hops. However, a meal would be well accompanied by this beer.

Sampled from a Harp nonic alongside the Simcoe Single Hop IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cap numbered 8241103! Served from bottle into Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a three finger off-white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, and subtle fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, fruit hop, and slight grain. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Ovearll this was a decent brew. This was one of the more earthy charactered brews in the series for sure in both the aroma and flavor. The grain aspect I got in the flavor was quite surprising for an IPA. However, the fruit there salvaged this fact though. Worth trying for something different though on the nose.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.58/5  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.

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a tasting glass at Bangers & Lace. Tettnanger, Palisade, Cascade, Galena, Super Galena, and Simcoe were all tasted side by side.

Appearance The appearance of the single hop series does not really vary from beer to beer. Each one is a golden caramel color with a fluffy whit ehead that displays good retention and leaves a web of lace down the glass.

Smell: There is a little bit less of the sweet pale malt that comes through in this aroma. A bitterness brings with it some floral and grassy notes.

Taste: Up front the honey and caramel sweetness comes through with a cereal grain malt. Cherry flowers and a mild but lingering grassy note bring the flavor to conclusion.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a little bit fuller on this one. Medium, crisp carbonation lets the flavors come through and refresh after each sip.

Overall: Again, the purpose of this series is to let the hops shine through, and it is interesting to see how each one performs individually. Palisade hops seem to have very discreet parts, and I think they must be most effectively used in combination with other hop varieties.

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Next in line of the single hop series for me is Palisade. This pours out the same deep orange color as the last one with the same solid fluffy head, lacing, etc. As appearance goes, there is nothing left to improve upon.
Smell is once again very subtle, very light. Standard caramel malt smell with a thin layer of perfumey earth toned spice. It sort of smells like a single fragrant flower dipped in honey and rolled in allspice. Its a lovely smell, I was just hoping for an entire bouquet instead of a single flower, you know what I mean?
Taste is gently spicy bitter at first, the bitterness drops out for the mid-sip and reveals the malt, than comes back as floral bitter in the dry finish. Again, this is a very subtle and mild IPA.
Body is smooth and carbonated to just below fizzy.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up all 19 of the Mikkeller Single Hop Series beers at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Clear copper-amber pour with quickly fading two finger head with minimal lacing. Nose is a bit musty and earthy, but also a bit floral and perfumey. The malt is definitely dominant. With that said, the herbal hops emerge a bit more in the taste. Hints of tea and caramel complement the perfumey, bitter hops with a touch of alcohol emerging as well. The mouthfeel is crisp with solid carbonation and a nice mildly bitter finish. Like the Tettnanger, this is more of a pale ale than an IPA, but solid nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a copper amber color with fairly good head retention and decent lacing. Do not get much on the nose.... some orange coolaide and a hint of earthiness. The flavor profile is a bit better than that, showing a decent amount of orange citrus, cherry, and some earthiness. In combination, this is pretty nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, somewhat sweet and fruity finish. Alcohol is pretty well integrated into the flavor, and have to say this is one of the better single hop IPA's I've had from Mikkeller (of course that's not saying much).

Note to self.... stop ordering these generally mediocre beers from Mikkeller. This is one of the better ones, but on average, most are way overpriced for what you get (a middle of the road, nothing special IPA).

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Palisade Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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