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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 Cask. Writing from old notes. Swirling shades of cream lace the coppery hued body. Magnificent aroma - fragrant and floral, sweet, with warming spiciness. Immensely full flavor, especially in the warmer cask version, with enormous fruit flavors and sharply bitter, hoppy edge. Greets the mouth with the sweet, rich feeling of biting into a fresh peach, chased by a dry, flowery finish. A must have if itís brewed again next year.

Re-released in December 2006: A major dissapointment. Offensively watery and wooded on cask, gratuitously bitter on tap with more of a leafy, spoiled, monolithic hop flavor. Likely a simple, though dramatic, issue of freshness. A sedated, lifeless shadow of its former self. Cue the requiem intro.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2003
On-tap: Clear soft and light gold yellow color, much like most marco lagers with a soft creamy foamed white dense head about a finger high with some whispy strings of lace. Smell is where its at with this one. Wow, its lovely hopped up with a great fruityness and light dryness. I'm reminded of a dulled down version of lemon drops candy and bubble gum when sniffing this in. Highly aromatic with a pleasant fill of hops; citrusy, touches of dry leafyness or grassy grains and a lighty toasty backing of malts. Perfection. Now I know what Centennial hops bring to the table...fruit and dullish citrus. And the taste follows suit, imagine that, great hop character with long lasting flavors of dulled fruityness of light citrus and lightly dryish with a pleasing sweet bitterness overall. Touches of the malts make a slight appearance but this is all hops, and not in a overbearing sense. Super smooth body and feel thats a soild medium hold gaining a bit of fullness near midway and closing out with a soft fluffy dryness and hints of hoppy bitterness in a citrusy realm. Just floats down with a nice hoppy length of character with ease. Extremely drinkable! Very good stuff! One to have again and again. Just goes to show those who think a light yellow colored beer can have taste, and alot of it. May they eat their words with every sip of this stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Pale orange with a fine white head. Lemon rind, with a little orange. Good clean hop flavor, but a little funny rind flavor in the finish. A fine ale, but not a standout in a very crowded catagory.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Attractive centennial aroma. Pale golden. Dryish finish, quite bitter. Centennial flavor is all its unadulterated glory. Clean maltiness. Very nearly a dead ringer for bell's two-hearted.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1173) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Citrusy aroma. Nothing unusual for the style. Not overly hoppy, but pretty decent. Light in color. Almost all of the beers at TH are good; this one didnít stand out like the Masala Mama, however.

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 whatís 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Nice and hoppy, very rich and malty with lots of soft, pine aroma that is very pleasant. Almost cloudy, but mostly clear anda thin, white head. Rich, caramel malt flavor with a well balanced pine flavor and a nice level of bitterness with a hint of ale fruitiness in the finish. Medium sweet, but well balanced. Great medium-full body wit ha nice creamy feel and soft carbination. A really good pale ale.


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