Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Remarkably good beer from this well established brewpub near the U of M west bank campus. They serve this beer both on a CO2 tap and from a firkin via a handpump. The hand pulled beer is dramatically better in terms of palate and flavor. The floral and citrus characer of the hops just comes alive and the body takes on a thick but smooth character than only hand pulled ales seems to have. For those who like hoppy beers, this is another great one.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at the brewpub. Pours cloudy dark orange with a creamy, off-white and lasting head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and mild pine, light toasted caramelish malty too. Creamy mouthfeel. Solid pine and grapefruity. Dry, almost herbal, bitter and toasted dry caramel malt. Bitter and dry finish.
barn0216 (305) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy golden pour. Nice sticky head with good lacing. Nice blend of citrus and pine hops. Still a good bit of grain flavor but pleasantly more hop character. Thorough balanced bitterness. Good brew.
XmnwildX12 (2074) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice fruity citrus scent, has a nice pleasant fruity bitterness taste and leaves a lasting bitter.
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portableparty (1881) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Town Hall. Pours amber with a creamy kahki head that lasts with nice lacing. Aroma is malty and pine, grapefruit somewhat soft. Taste is creamy bitter pine and grapefruit with a subtle caramel. Palate is full and creamy with a sticky dry finish.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown in color with a medium sized foamy head. Strong citrus aroma, with pine and caramel. Taste is mainly caramel with bitter grapefruit in the finish. Creamy texture which isnít my cup of tea for an ipa. Still, solid aroma on this greatly helps.
nsquishee (551) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I could drink this all day. This is pretty much Town Hallís Masala Mama on cask and it does not disappoint. Smooth as can be with a finishing sweetness followed by a moderate bitterness. Nice hoppy flavors with a moderate malt backing. I debate whether the cask is better than the standard tap, but I usually solve that by having both.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the brewery. Copper pour with a sudsy white head that will be here longer than me. The head actually feels like soap bubbles on your upper lip. Floral and fruity hops up front, light malt, and subtly bitter at the end. Good hoppiness but totally unbalanced (as expected for the style).
jake65 (2451) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy, dark orange color. Creamy sand colored head with thick lacing. Aroma is full of citrus hops and fruity sweetness. A rich hoppy taste is full of citrus with light floral notes. Smooth and syrupy. Mellow in the tail, but still full of flavor. Very nice.
mcc5468 (120) - USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange color. Thick lasting head. Aroma is citrus/pine hops. Taste was creamy with good solid hops, not overdone. Just a great cask conditioned IPA.
kidmartinek (2971) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather weak hop aroma for a cask ipa. Iím not saying its not good, but maybe my nose is plugged up. Beautiful cloudy amber with a good white foamy head. Flavor is smooth, creamy, tamed hoppy and floral with a light citrus. Mouthfeel is smooth, tame and creamy. Light bitter finish. The brew kind of has a light syrup texture. A bit on the heavy side.