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Palm Hop Select | Brouwerij Palm NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Palm NV
Belgium
palm.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by samEBC on 03-26-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
50
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
21.67%
 
 
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0
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13
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Palm Hop Select from Brouwerij Palm NV
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