BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On Cask: dark rusty brown with thin but fluffy cap. Nose includes some tropical fruit stuck together with molasses. The flavor...oh my. The mango, the pineapple is indeed marinating in blackstrap. I thought this was good pushed, but on cask, it is heavenly. Malted roastiness comes out in the aftertaste. The body, if one were to close the eyes (which happens...canít help it with this beer) is more IPA like. It is the PERFECT marriage of IPA and a Brown Ale. The hops and malt play ping pong on the palate. For the love of all things holy, try this beer.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Town Hall Tap. Pours a dark reddish orange appearance with a brown head. Nutty, cola, caramel, a bit spicy aroma. Cookie, toffee, kind of chewy, sweet caramel, somewhat piney hoppy flavor. A bit strange but not bad.
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I didnít find this at all compelling. Amber color. The aroma and flavors reminded me of something I would have had on a trip to Boston circa 2005--very standard brewpub fare, with a reasonable bill of hops and malts but nothing to stand out. (on tap at brewpub)
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler sample via and shared with oakbluff. Very clear amber in colour with moderate carbonation. Very focused toffee and mint aromas. In the mouth, the toffee and herbal character is still present, but enhanced by some milk chocolate and toasted malt notes. Medium bodied and clean finishing. I didnít get much of the pine and citrus character that was advertised, but this is still a fairly successful and not overly sweet brown ale.
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Town Hall. Clear amber pour with a smaller white head. Nice aroma of citrus hops and a little bit of chocolate. Taste seems a bit muddled to me - not sure if all of these elements come together all that well. Not bad though.
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael!
The beer is orange to light brown in color with a quarter inch of head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of pine, hops, and malt, respectively. The flavor struggles to achieve balance. While there are some potentially nice flavors lurking, the overall presentation is muddled. The finish is bitter, with a hint of alcohol. Medium bodied with a creamy feel. A few tweaks and this might be a great beer.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 08-20-2011
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewery.
Deep brown pour with a good amount of beige head. Nose is quite hoppy with grapefruit and pine - also a nice roasted malt presence as well. Flavors of citrus, caramel, and roast. I really enjoyed this.
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, light berries, and a hint of nuttiness. Itís a reddish-brown with some transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with caramel, berries, and chocolate. Finishes with light roasted nut notes and a hint of earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this the other night. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a moderate brown color with a single-finger off-white head and some stick lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout.
The nose carries through a bit of roasted malt and some light chocolate notes plus some pretty good pine character. The flavor blends the malt and hop components quite well with pine balancing roast. Medium body with a good bitterness in the finish.
Overall, pretty good, but not up to Town Hall hoppy standards.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewery pours brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is pine and very hop driven with thin caramel and roast in the background. Flavor is nice toast and nuts with caramel malt sweetness ending with a huge pine and dank grassy hop notes.
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yum. Frothy, creamy, off-white head. Malty, sweet aroma with underlying citrus notes. Amber-brown color. Deliciously smooth texture with a very nice balance between malt and hops. Starts out similar to a brown ale with sweet malts and finishes similar to a nutty IPA with flavors of citrus, pine, caramel, hazelnut, and cream. Very simple, yet complex mix of beer types.