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Palm Hop Select - Brouwerij Palm NV

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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: samEBC on 03-26-2013)
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monorailred

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%

09-02-2013 18:18:56 | More by monorailred
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Kampfar

Germany

4/5  rDev +12%

08-08-2014 13:37:52 | More by Kampfar
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Filosoof

Netherlands

4.31/5  rDev +20.7%

Palm introduces a new beer. And though the Royal isn't very special, this Hop Select is a nice complement in Palm's stable.

L: almost perfect; the top could last a bit longer;
S: also almost perfect; nice grasses, nice tartness and the well known flowers of the Palm yeast; every time you smell, the smell discloses other elements;
T: round, grassy, a tiny lemon, but maybe a bit siruppy;
M: there's something lacking in the middle, the alcohol is a bit too low; the drinkability is great for a hop beer;
O: good stuff, a lot potential to become a commercial sale wonder.

10-26-2013 16:46:59 | More by Filosoof
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Knut

Belgium

3/5  rDev -16%

06-19-2014 12:00:25 | More by Knut
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Takahiro

Netherlands

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

A: golden, with bit hazy that seem to come from yeast sediment that was poured in. thick foam.
S: metallic/rusty, fruity hops
T: zesty citrus/lemon peel hops, caramel malt, followed by hop bitterness. some alcohol notes.
M: bit sticky from caramel, but good representation of west-coast IPA. well balanced with hop flavor and bitterness.
O: i think this is a very nice homage to an american IPA (west coast) by a big Belgian brewery. I am very happy to find this beer in the local super market, where hoppy beers (in general) are hard to come by (in the Netherlands). i hope they keep on making this year round.

12-10-2013 20:27:56 | More by Takahiro
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Maakun

Afghanistan

3.14/5  rDev -12%

Golden color with a nice white head. Very clear too with little visible carbonation.

Smell: grassy, some very light yeast. Smells a lot like pilsner.

Taste: bitter at first, then some tart fruits. Green apple and some citrus. Aftertaste is a bit sharp and bitter, almost chemical tasting.

Mouth is a bit thin, though it does cout the mouth slightly. Quite a lot of carbonation now. doest really fit such a light mouth.

Overall: a bit thin and sharp. It's drinkable but nothing special.

10-11-2013 00:06:33 | More by Maakun
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-24-2013 11:40:48 | More by desint
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Anatole

Belgium

2.5/5  rDev -30%

09-19-2013 11:16:10 | More by Anatole
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

04-14-2014 18:46:36 | More by cfalovo97
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Macko

Belgium

4.35/5  rDev +21.8%

33cl bottle into its own Palm Hop Select Glass

A- Amber Golden, cloudier than expected with inviting creamy head which lasts very well.

S - The hops permeates everything. 2 feet away, I can still smell it, and not much else when I close up.

T - Given the strong smell, was surprised the taste offered much more. Tangerine in particular came through and it also bore some resemblance to the regular palm, which is no bad thing. Lost a tiny few marks with a metallic hint which I would have preferred without.

M - Served cold and it sure was refreshing. Retained good carbonation throughout, little bit of creamy aftertaste which was also a nice surprise.

O - More than pleasantly surprised. This is a damn good offering, and I hope it stays around. Perfect for lighter drinking, with food, in Summertime... more than pleasing.

06-07-2014 22:21:37 | More by Macko
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DoubleJ

California

4.14/5  rDev +16%

Palm is a resepctable beer when you can get it fresh, but the words "hop select" on a beer label makes me do that Tex Avery wolf howling thing. Going 330 ml out of the bottle into its own glass at Cafe Botteltje, on to the beer:

A lovely amber orange color in the glass, topped with a 1½ inch rocky head with good retention and attractive bubbles running throuhg its body. The aroma of fresh grassy and herbal notes hit the hop thing we. Complimenting those aromas are gentle fruit notes and a little tangerine.

Whether your palate is Belgian or American, the hop flavor is strong. There's a big bite of spicy grass first, followed by soft esters and toast. There's a spicier kick towards the end, which leaves a pleasant mark. The two sides work well together. It's medium bodied, spicy, with a buzzy sensation.

Pleasing "fresh hop" beer by Palm. I think it wil be a matter of when, not if, it hits the US market.

05-20-2013 21:25:18 | More by DoubleJ
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Saind

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-06-2014 22:28:01 | More by Saind
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-05-2013 07:48:15 | More by GRUUMSH
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samEBC

Belgium

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%

The name suggests this will probably be a hoppier version of the regular Palm.
The label states this beer is thrice hopped with Hallertau Mittelfrüh.

A: dark golden colour, rocky white head, leaves a beautiful lacing on my glass

S: caramel maltiness with a subtle fruitiness, mostly banana, grapefruit, some mango

T: malty, bubblegum, grapefruit, ending in herbal hops, medium bitterness not much else and absolutly not as explicitly hoppy as the name suggested

M: light to medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish

O: fairly decent, subtle, hoppy session beer, just lacking a bit of power but refreshing and easy to drink

03-26-2013 21:50:33 | More by samEBC
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koladiola

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-02-2014 21:07:23 | More by koladiola
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Wessel

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-20-2014 16:45:41 | More by Wessel
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KristofH

Belgium

4/5  rDev +12%

12-24-2013 14:50:06 | More by KristofH
Palm Hop Select from Brouwerij Palm NV
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.