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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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83
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Denmark

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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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Whiskeydeez, May 12, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.89/5  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

kojevergas, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Farnswurth
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Farnswurth, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of gunclubchris
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

gunclubchris, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +9%

rolltide8425, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev +9%

ohtheguilt, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

SLeffler27, May 20, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the nicer of the single hopped IPAs from Mikkeller so far. I mean, it's still got that clogged character to it, but what is there is a nice brighter experience. By brighter I mean more vibrant than what seems to be the standard for this series. A nice drinker.

RblWthACoz, May 09, 2012
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Body is perhaps a hint redder amber than the others in the series. Poured with a one inch head, not much lacing.

Smell is fruity (tangerine), a bit of green grass, with some sweet caramel notes.

Taste is quite fruity with tangerine, some green tea, and sweet caramel. Quite smooth and accessible, with just a slight bitterness in the finish.

Body is light and the mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, maybe a bit too much carbonation, sort of soda like.

Overall, one of the better in the series.

Beerenauslese, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of beerdrifter
3.78/5  rDev +3%
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.

beerdrifter, Jan 28, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice drinking IPA. The hop exudes a somewhat rich citrus taste, and is pleasant without harshness at all, aided by understated soft carbonation. Pleasant aroma. Hazy orange bodied with some white soapy head. Not big but smooth.IBU 47.Good slightly sweet malting.

Sammy, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

KickInTheChalice, Dec 07, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This was an interesting experiment...

Apperance orangish reddish brown.

smell was slight but kind of expect that from this hop.

taste was cirrus sweet and a slight dry biscuit on the back end. Like it leaves your palette dry.

Overall I enjoyed the beer, I would drink it again however I would not stock it.

xmorgan, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

S: Very gentle on the nose, which is not entirely unexpected; Palisade is not all that renowned for its bittering qualities. Aromas of of sweet citrus, cream, and biscuits are noticeable.

T: Notes of cream, biscuits, mandarin orange, lemon zest, pomelo, papaya, and pear skin are easily detected. Subtle earthy notes reminiscent of some of the classic English varieties are also present. The finish is earthy and fruity with a combination of biscuit and citrus flavors.

M: Medium bodied and smooth with a gentle crispness. This ale is very drinkable and much more mellow than some of the other ales in this series.

O: I'm truly impressed with the potential of the Palisade varietal, and Mikkeller demonstrates its strengths skillfully. If this beer were just a little more assertive, I would have no trouble giving it an A.

mrfrancis, Nov 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is
full of caramel and orange citrus notes, as well as some sweet candy notes. The flavor is similar. The two dominant flavors are orange and biscuit malt, with some light perfume notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 05, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for helping me continue my hop education.

This pours a good auburn/tan color. I pick up a lot of light, earthy aromas. Slightly chewy, with a warm earthy finish. Best description I came up with was like a forest after a rainstorm. Some citrus peel on the palate. Dried fruits: pineapple, mango, tropical fruits, with a very curious finish.

elNopalero, Oct 27, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of creamy, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A somewhat fruity smell, with a bit of hops thrown in as well.

T: Tasted of citrus (orange, grapefruit), hops and a surprisingly high amount of malt. A much milder than I expected. Not a bad flavor, but not as dynamic as Mikkeller's other IPAs.

M: A good amount of carbonation, but a slick, slightly oily finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer does have its flaws, but it's still fairly enjoyable.

avalon07, Sep 19, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours out a dark bronze with a 2 finger crown of slowly dying,light tan foam that left thin,spotty lacing during it's descent.

S-Odd for an IPA but in a good way.Dried cherry,tangerine,almond and grassy hops.

T-Ripe fruit,mostly peach and sour cherry,with some mild grapefruit/citrus and earthy hops.

M-Medium bodied with a clean composition overall,good flavor complexity and a nice hop tingle.

O-One of my favorite in this series.

StlHopHead77, Sep 09, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +3%
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).

John_M, Aug 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap @ the trappist in san francisco.
served in a mikkeller tulip glass.

a - an impeccable pour by the bartender yields a glowing, copper liquid with 2 fingers of dense tan head. after being leveled by said bartender, the head calmed to a fluffy island with sheets of sticky lace in the glass.

s - amazing fruity notes - cherry, orange, grapefruit, and fresh cut grass. maybe a hint of honey.

t - starts out with sweeter toasted bread then fades slowly from citrus to hop bitterness. the palisade hops impart a pleasant mild bitter character that nicely balances the malt and doesn't linger more than necessary.

m - firmly medium bodied, but feels lighter than your average ipa. higher carbonation but very smooth.

o - very unique and enjoyable. would be a near perfect ipa if the flavor had a little more depth. recommended.

divineaudio, Aug 16, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

thagr81us, Aug 11, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Rattle N Hum in Manhattan, NY
Review taken from notes.

A - This beer pours a a deep orangish copper color. It has a small slightly off-white head on it. The head has good retention and leaves behind some nice lace on the glass.

S - It smells of caramel malt, tropical fruit, and an earthy spicy hop aroma.

T - This has a nice moderately bitter hop flavor and a nice caramel malt background. There are some notes of tropical fruits and some earthy grassiness. The finish leaves behind some lingering hop bitterness.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice creamy smooth quality to it. There is moderate hop bitterness and some sweetness.

O -There is good drinkability here. I could easily have a few glasses of this. Overall, This is a solid IPA with nice balance to it. This is my first of Mikkeller's single hop series, and I look forward to trying more.

JizackFH, Jul 20, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

WastingFreetime, Jul 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

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

Smells of grainy pale malts with good amounts of soft tropical fruit hops. Also present are hints of floral hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mildly dry pale malts up front are joined quickly by light citrus and slight tropical fruit hops. The tropical fruit flavors fade midway through, allowing the citrus and pale malts to carry through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall this was one of the better versions in the second batch of the single hop series, an interesting and non-overpowering hop. Worth a shot.

glid02, Jul 07, 2011
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Palisade Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.