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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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This American Pale Ale was brewed about two years ago as part of our "single hops" beer series. We decided to bring it back due to its popularity to celebrate our 100th brew for 2005. Generously hopped with five additions of Centennial hops grown in the Pacific Northwest and a small addition of caramelized malt resulted in an American Pale Ale both light in color and body but loaded with thirst quenching citrus flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Pours nice red with creamy white head on cask. Aroma has big pine, some citrus, touch of caramel. Taste is big citrusy pine, touch of caramel, big pine bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Clear brilliant golden in color with a small off-white head and good lacing. Excellent hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, with just a hint of sweet malt behind it, almost west coast style. The flavor is also very nice and hoppy. Man I love me some Centennial hops. Grapefruit and pine needle flavors with very slight pale malt sweetness backing it up. Fairly light body, which improves the drinkability, and good crispness. Another big winner from Town Hall. These guys have impressed me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
10oz pour while waiting for Czar Jack growlers. Clear golden pour, very little head, very little lacing. Aroma is all about the hops. Pretty standard aroma, can tell its Centennial for sure! Also a bit a sweet caramel malt. Flavor is much the same. A very solid, easy drinking pale ale, with nice hop highlights without edging into the IPA land.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a nice glowing golden amber hue, a nice moderate frothy offwhite head, laces ok. Aromas are a nice bite of citrusy hops, lemon and grapefruit. Simple, lighter, with some fresh vibrance. Initial is lighter, soapy and melon hops, grapefruit, lemon. A decent hopping, with decent bitterness, clean and soapy, with citrus, dry, soapy. Hops are fresh, lemon and melon slant is different, with a high drinkability and good dry and bitter finish. Nice hop profile, a tasty fruity melange without getting cloying, solid bitterness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Draft. Poured intoa pint glass a golden yellow color with surpsinglly very little head. What head their is a slight coaster or white that clings to the glass. Very orange fruit forward aroma with a sweet note as well. Medium/light mouthfeel. Slightly sweet, bready start with an orange flavored hop flavor. Lingering bitterness but nothing to crazy. Pretty easy drinking. My only grip is the lack of head and lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
RBSG 07. Clear copper, small head. Fruity, juicy, citrus, resiny aroma, very fresh. Same flavor. All hops here. Bittersweet. Medium to medium/light body, balanced. From notes.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
On cask. Poured a nice slightly hazy, golden color with a beautiful head that only cask can deliver. Smell was citrusy and piney, with a soft biscuit note hidden in there too; even though the smell wasn’t real strong, it was still very nice. Taste is certainly hoppy, but there is an almost perfectly balanced malt backbone to it. Hints of sweet malt hidden behind a generous amount of hops in just the way Town Hall knows how to do it. Low carbonation levels and a medium body make the mouthfeel almost creamy smooth. Just amazing drinkability, I wanted to sit and drink this all day, but sadly I didn’t have enough time. Make a point to try this one when it’s available.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/22/07: Pours a transparent deep bronze with a full-lacing clingy white head. Aroma of big fresh citrusy hops and lightly sweet pale malt. Body starts with good light malty sweetness, nicely balanced with an assertive grapefruity piny hoppy balance. Very smooth, crisp and flavorful toward a slightly drier, lingering bittersweet finish. A very nice APA.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a hazy orange amber, it remains hazy even after the cask pull cascading is long gone. Topped by a good inch and a half of thick creamy white foam. Great head retention. Fantastic thick paint-like, count-the-rings lacing throughout the pint. Perhaps the best lacing I have ever seen. Mild hop aroma, lightly citrus. No indication of what’s to come... I love the flavor - bold hops that are pine, floral, and citrus. These dominate the flavor, but there is an easily discernable malt backbone that is lightly sweet, and even a hair astingently smoky. A delicious grapefruit pithy bitterness shows up in the finish and lingers a good long time in the aftertaste. Medium body, very fresh and flavorful, with absolutely perfect soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (797) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a yellow/orange with a nice creamy white head. Nice citric aroma and taste is the same with a nice persistant bitterness throughout. Nice mouthfeel. Another nice solid beer from Town Hall.


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