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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Mega IPA brewed with additional American hops and caramel malts. Made as one of our brewers grew from a keg washer to a brewer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Growler from my Secret Santa 2010 - thanks!!! Enjoyed with good company around the holidays. Nice copper-ish pour, with a thinnish (but crisp) carbonation but a lovely, abundant mouthfeel, prickly and nicely dry in the finish too. Smells is quite floral and pungent, which makes for a nice changeup given the dry, leafy finish. Shares some of the virtues of Foothillsí Hoppyum, with its light biscuit malts and citrus zest. Overall, really nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Dark red pour, lacing white head. Aroma is pine, orange, cannabis, dank wet hops. Taste is resinous cannabis, wood, orange, slight caramel, and big oily bitter finish. Great IPA, as usual from Town Hall!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Several pints from a growler picked up by my brother in law. Pour is a haze gold copper with a smallish off white head. Nice unfiltered look. Aroma is big fresh resin hops, along with a nice toasty caramel malt behind. Nice balance in the nose, fresh and clean. Taste is the nose, big up front with the resin hops, followed by the caramel malt, finishes dry with some pine hop character. Palate is medium, featuring nice soft carbonation. Really fresh and tasty - thanks Brendan.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1346) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft at Town Hall Tap. Poured into a stemmed tulip a caramel copper color with a 2 finger off white head. Nice hoppy aroma with notes of citrus rind and slight pine. Nice lace left on the glass as the head settles. Sweet caramel start followed by a nice stron hops flavor. Lingering bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty tasty. Easy drinking, no real alcohol notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (896) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2008
16 oz. pour, on cask at the brewpub. Citrus hops are overwhelming in the aroma: Orange first and foremost, as well as lemon. Also a berry presence. Yeasty smell. The aroma is fairly subtle after the initial citrus shock. Pours a hazy copper to dark brass. Slow to settle. Flat, nearly white, creamy head. Nice, nitro-like lacing. Malty taste with a hops kick in the finish. Nutty and bready, like banana bread. Dirt and pine from the hops. Less citrus flavor than the aroma would suggest. Flat, soft, and watery, typical of a cask ale. This beer, like every other cask beer Iíve ever had, would be much better from the keg. Brewers, take note: Casks may be cute and fun, but they donít do any favors for the beer itself.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Growler shared by Doc Jackson. Pours a very deep amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, but full of very citrus hops. Taste is nice and smooth upfront with taste of carmel, then followed by sweet citrus. Finish is sweet then very hoppy. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4396) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
On tap at Town Hall. Pours a lightly hazy amber with golden notes and a medium creamy/bubbly off white head that left lacing all over the glass. Aroma of a handful of fresh American hops (Cascade for sure), lots of orange, some pine, doughy and a bunch of caramel. The flavor was to match. Really hoppy with a large does of caramel malt. Hop bitterness was there, tons of hop flavor and liked the heavy does of the caramel malt to balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazed copper with surprising light lacing for a TH brew. Aroma of dank cannabis, bitter orange peel, cedar and biscuity malt. Flavor is quite bitter but nice. Slightly resinous, with hints of tree bark and more cannabis. Very crisp and refreshing. Lively carbonation with a lengthy, oily bitter finish. One of the better pales put out by TH lately.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4363) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Town Hall Beer #100.</> Well, well, well... my 100th beer from Town Hall. And what do you know, itís a Pale Ale! Sometimes they get in a streak of making a few pedestrian pale ales in a row. Not this time. Dark copper color with a medium head. Screaming orange aroma and very strong grapefruit. Very acidic burn up front in the taste. Vegetal hop, light pine and orange. Fades into strong alcohol. Dry malt and caramel finish it out with a very slight tinge of toasted or even burnt grain. A great one to celebrate my 100th with!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1453)
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Pour is coppery, bright and clear. Delicate, soft aroma of peach and caramel with some pineapple. Filling green flavors of wheat grass, pine needles, romaine and fresh, delicious wet hops. Enough to make the color seem wrong. Canít brace myself for the bitterness even toward the bottom of the pint. Aggressively textured and thick with hops. Sweet, dry apple peel in the finish. Clinging bitterness. A royal collaboration of hop varieties, making for another smart and lovely pale ale from Town Hall.


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