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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (449) - - 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 (918) - 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 (2886) - 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 (1347) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (173) - Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Very nice dark golden orange with a medium white head. Smells of hops up front and a hint of citrus. Taste is a great balance of hops, malts, caramel and a crisp citrus finish. Great palate that has a great malt and hop balance. Citrus hints and a slightly bitter finish. Nice beer from a small local brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a clear amber with good head and lacing. Aroma is fresh pine, clean and floral. Taste is spicy citrus in the finish, staying flavorful but not overly bitter. Iíd like to expound further, but MNís ridiculous liquor laws prevented me from taking home a growler after 10pm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours a crisp golden orange color with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet malts, grapefruit, piney hops, and some floral overtones. Taste has good carbonation and mouthfeel. Nice clean citrus piney hop flavor. Great IPA but I feel it is overhyped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1165) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
(growler) Was intending to grab a growler of Petuniaís but ran into a clusterfrack at the brewpub and was notified all Petuniaís growlers were gone, so I went with this instead. Made a masala earlier today, so found it fitting. Pours a semi-hazy copper color with a good sized white head, that in typical Town Hall fashion, leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. Aroma is awfully subdued, with some glimmers of orange, fresh ground chile (the fruitiness, sans the pungency) and herbs (mostly mint). Flavor holds a good amount of biscuit, some caramel, powdered Tang, and towards the finish becomes a bit crackery with a solid amount of piney/ tea-like astringency carrying on well after drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a clear orange/amber with a 2 finger creamy sticky head. A bit of malty sweetness with heavy citrus/floral tones to the aroma. A bit of citrus up front with some sweet caramel. Rounds into a dry mix of pine and floral leaving the tongue coated in bitterness. Fairly creamy with good carbonation levels. Very good IPA, but falls just short of world class for me. Still going to enjoy drinking the rest of the growler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
Growler. Pour is clear amber/orange with nice ivory head and lots of lacing. Aroma has grapefruits, orange peel, lots of caramel. Taste is relatively sweet with some citrus, caramel, light berries. Medium-low body and ok carbonation. Too much caramel for me. Still enjoyable.

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