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American style India Pale Ale (IPA) brewed using Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial and Mt. Hood hops. A beer with crisp hop flavor and bitterness well balanced with American malt sweetness.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hero27 (19) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2302) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap @ Town Hall: Bright, nearly clear copper with a foamy gray & beige tinted head that sits thinly on top of the vibrant brew. Aroma has heavy floral notes, grapefruit rind, citrus, herbal white pepper, hints of perfume, a touch of toasty caramel malt, baked biscuits, faint perfume, & even a spike of dank pot in the back-end. Smooth as hell on the palate... Herbal with big notes flowers & mild grassiness. White pepper coated, semi-candied grapefruit peel, faintly toasted cracker malts with only a slight hint of caramel. Moderately earth, more citric towards the finish with some of the rind-like bitterness that entwines & lingers with the leafy, floral hops. This oneís a beauty, very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1279) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
On tap at Town Hall Brewery. Poured gold with white head. Aroma is grassy citrus funk. Light carb med bod. Tastes light bitter resinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2670) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
This one has been on the list for a long time so thanks to the first sunday tasting for hooking it up. The hop aroma seems a little faint but the flavor is still there. Might have something to do with the growler travelling? Spicey peppery flavors. Little bit of a citrus bite. Thougth this was actually a rye ipa with as spicey as it was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1963) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Part of a flight at the taproom. Pretty excited to finally try this one. Pours a clear reddish orange with a white head. An absolute citrus bomb. Orange, grapefruit, mango. Bittersweet finish. This beer is as good as advertised.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at the brewery. This is a íwestieí all the way. Thereís a big perfumed aroma. This drinks like a big hoppy Miley Cyrus twerk ... like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on íroids. Only hit is in the body, just a bit thinner than most íbigí beers. (#5706, 8/31/2014)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1420) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Growler from the source shared with ck1. Pours orangey-amber with a spongey off-white head. Nice streaky lace. Aroma has citrus and pine, with some fresh fruit and caramel. Taste is of bitter grapefruit.spucy pine and some resin, with a malt backbone for balance. Medium bodied with some alcohol. Finishes nicely blended between bitter and sweet, and very fruity. Nice in the sample. More bitter - less fruity - in the growler than memory (older in the growler?). A very nice brew! 15.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (515) - - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at Town Hall. Pours a clear caramel orange color with slight edge head. Aroma is hop bitterness in the form of tropical fruit and grapefruit acidity. Flavor is same with a creamy orange citrus sweetness reminiscent of Mad Foxís IPA. Medium bodied, active carbonation, orange zest finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Flight at town hall. Clear amber, white head, some lacing. Aroma: some caramel, some skunk, some pine, some grapefruit, but not a strong pull any direction. Taste: lightly sweet up front, but reasonably dry. Bitter finish with alcohol noticeable. Medium body, oily texture. Overall: a nice middle of the road ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Up among the best. Pour was golden with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and pine and floral. Flavor followed some fruitiness overall under it, just lovely. Mouthfeel was moderate to full. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1461) - Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Tap - fair size foamy head, clear dark copper color, very nice citrus/grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, decent sweet malt backbone, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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