Town Hall 1800 Old English IPA
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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Recreated from an IPA recipe Mike Hoops found from the year 1800. The recipe was altered slightly with the british style hops additions (5 lbs per barrel) spaced out more during the boil to allow the beer to be drinkable now instead of months after a sea voyage.

camborne's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Light nose. Nice smooth sweet caramel palate. Finish is slightly bitter and Hoppy. Definitely sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1342) - Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Tap - fair size thick head, dark gold color, earthy hop aroma and flavor, good size malt balance, surprisingly mild alcohol notes - not bad overall, but not the best British style IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (623) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
sample draft at brew pub. poured coppery color with thin off white head. aroma had a grassy and resinous feel...some caramel malt notes, hint of spice. flavor was interesting...malt hits up front, then the very grassy hop noted hit..gets pretty bitter, and then a vegetable-like flavor the end...some I was with equated it to ’sweet pea’ like...odd, thought not particularly bad. palate smooth and good....decent if not overwhelming offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2044) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Sample on tap at Town Hall Brewery. Pours a copper color with white head. Earthy, grassy, grainy flavors. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Tap @ Town Hall. Pours a bit hazy dark golden appearance with a white head. A bit fruity, earthy, herbal hoppy, slightly toasted malty aroma. Mild orange fruity, cracker, herbal grassy hoppy flavor. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1030) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
I can this on cask at the Townhall Tap. Good balance in this IPA that favors unique hop blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours copper with off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts and earthy hops. Lasting bitterness, but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Golden with a decent white head. Aroma is spicy hops, wood, soil, light floral. Taste is of moss, tree bark, pepper, bitter, herbal.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WavyMan (9) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
Really liked this beer. Enjoyed with one of their famous brats with kraut, swiss & spicy mustard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Growler from the brewpub
Thanks to DalzAle for the growler. This was a very solid IPA that makes me want to revisit the brewpub. There might be better versions in bottles but for a tap only release it was very easy to finish off the growler with the help of tastybeer.

Aroma / Appearance - A strong bronze base and wispy white head complement the thin legs. Strong malt driven iced tea and grapes left on the vine until they became raisins supplement sweet hops.

Flavor / Palate - Simultaneously malty and sweet, the mouthfeel is chewy in a way that reminds me of a half melted Mars Bar minus the chocolate. Smooth from start to finish the only drawback to a growler is that it does become filling after two pints. Even so I would do my best to drink another.

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