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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

26 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 51
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 6.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-18-2011

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Photo of JizackFH
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (916 characters)

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (788 characters)

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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. (675 characters)

Photo of gford217
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle alongside the Simcoe version.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a big frothy beige head that recedes to a thick rocky cap and leaves great lacing.

The aroma is tame by IPA standards, toasted malts and faint grassy hops. There are some light herbal notes as well, though the hops are generally subtle.

The taste is mild as well though I think I like it a little more than the nose as the hops are more prevalent. That said, they are not of the big juicy citrus variety, more like light lemongrass and hay. Lightly bitter and toasted malt finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

As another reviewer mentioned this type of hop varietal is never going to stand out when tasted next to some of the more assertive hops (like the simcoe). That's all well and good, but I think I actually like my IPAs with more assertive hops. (851 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store Pub. I've become convinced that the way to drink these single hop beers are not side by side, but one by one and spaced out. I think the more assertive hop varietals just destroy the palate and significantly affect the taste of some of the more subtle hops. A number of bars are putting these on all at once, and that's just silly if you're trying to really distinguish what a hop tastes like rather than what citra does to the taste of Palisade, say. This one pours a nice amber with a grainy head that leaves some excellent lacing. Very floral in the nose, aromatic, and tea-like. Think jasmine tea and you're pretty close. The taste is a bit more subdued. You still get the jasmine tea notes with some fruitier notes in the background, and the usual slightly grainy malts. Smooth and aromatic, a rather delicate hop with some interesting characteristics. (883 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
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. (792 characters)

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Palisade Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.