hero27 (19) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2006
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sampled on-cask at the brewery on July 3rd, 2005...
On my visit to the legendary Town Hall Brewery, I was expecting nothing short of the best from this beer. IPAs are my favorite style, so I figured I had better try the beer some label as the "best" IPA in the world. Well, I can honestly say that after trying it, it set the bar....and set the bar pretty damn high.
I was lucky enough to sample this legendary concoction in itís purest form...on-cask, at the brewery. Also, considering the ridiculous hype that surrounds this beer, I was amazed with how impressed I really was. Out of the hand-pump, the bubbles cascade beautifully up & down in the hazy orange brew. When it finally settles down, the head sits proudly atop a beer that essentially looks like perfection in a glass. The aroma from this brew is incredible...as rich and aromatic as any IPA Iíve ever had. The lacing is the best Iíve seen on a beer to date..entire rings of sticky lacing form on every sip...Iíve never seen anything quite like it before. Then thereís the taste..how many hop varieties they use, I do not know...but whatever the recipe is, I want it. Not too bitter, not too sweet..just perfectly well-balanced and smooth. Iím sure being on-cask helped with the smoothness, but Iíve never had a beer that went down as good as this one did. Itís just a damn good thing I donít live in Minneapolis, thatís all I have to say.
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter citrus fruits, grapefruit, some pine, light tropical fruits, passion fruit. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Medium sweet. Intense bittersweet orange, grapefruit, lively carbonation, bitter and dry finish, medium bodied. Very nice IPA, great palate. Keg at the brewey, Minneapolis.
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. The aroma has some sweet, floral and pine hop character. Light dank. Quaffable. Transparent ruddy copper body with a medium, creamy off white head present. Starts with some mild to moderate pine hop resins. Moderate bitterness. Some chewy caramel tannic maltiness comes through in the middle with a mild toffee flavor. Finishes mildly bitter. Another well-balanced, killer IPA.
dinkle50 (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden, almost bronze pour with a single finger head. Light aroma, hard to pick up on anything. Taste is full of two row malt with some grass. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
Booga (60) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Town Hall Brewery on quick trip to Minneapolis. Very drinkable. Pours clear copper color with lasting small white head. Good lacing retention. Not hugely aromatic but good faint hoppy smell to it. Crisp bitter finish. Good beer. Wish it was easier to find. Great food at the brewery too.
RobertDale (5328) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small growler. Thanks Jesse! Pours a nice copper with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is grapefruit, tropical, pine, and malt. Well made and tasty IPA.
Hoprider (403) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at Town Hall Tap: pours light copper clear. Small white head. Nose is fresh but more of a crispy than fruity nose. Also caramel, mineral-malty if that makes sense.. Nice Ballance of hops and mineral malt... The aftertaste is fruitier, leading toa bitter finnish. Highly drinkable.
UDBeernut (2615) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery pours translucent copper, thin off white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is slight lemon Zest. Taste follows with moderate bitterness. More citrus zest in the mouth. Finish is abrupt, medium body.
Scopey (12244) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, big thanks to Jack. It pours clear dark amber with a decent yellow - white head. The nose is fresh, piney, caramel, varnish, juicy peach, stewed orange and pumpkin pie. The taste is bitter - sweet, decent malt back-bone, caramel, pine, varnish, earth, peppery, peach, resin and brown bread with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good old-skool malty IPA.
eruizgarcia (303) - - AUG 29, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Way too hoppy, with hardly anything else for balance. Super bitter aftertaste, really not very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20