Town Hall Number 9
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Release NUMBER 9 in celebration of our 9th birthday. Those of you that like Belgian made Urthel-HOP IT and LaChoufe-Houblin are going to love this beer! We borrowed some information from each of those Belgian Double IPAs and created our own. This is a 9%abv Belgian stlye IPA is complete with about 60BU and dry hopping with American Amarillo hops, the same as those crazy Belgian brewers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Thanks to Immy for sharing his gift from Santa. Amber brew with a foamy head. High, high hoppy bitter WOW, sweet fruity flavor with a gentle warmth. good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Growler, thanks Immy. Clear golden color with small white head. I like this combo of a Belgian strong ale and IPA it has the qualitys of both.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Growler from my Secret Santa - thanks, whoever you are! Clear gold with a small white head. Nose is sweet and spicy, lots of fruit. As the description says, this is along the lines of a Houblon, but with a different take. This is more of a hopped up BSA than an amalgam. Still, very tasty sweet and spicy orange with tropical fruit lurking underneath. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Growler. Breight clear golden. Very peachy hoppy aroma , some childrens tylenol, and some very spicy and estery belgian yeast character. Inviting. Firm but nice bitterness. Nice body, some heft, but light on the tongue. Well constructed, and perfectly designed, it just doesnít quite have the same zing and intangibles as something along the lines of the Chouffe double IPA, though for me the bar was pretty high. This is done right in many many ways, and perhaps suffers only due to comparison to a world class beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Growler: Poured a hazy glowing orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma was sweet and spicey. Notes of sugar and pears with a yeasty character mixed in. The flavor was sweet, yeasty, malty and spicey. Semi-dry finish with a moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
tap. golden. tyhin head. mild yeast and fruit aroma. spicy body. big yeast. slight bitterness in finish. very flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Town Hall beers have always been one of two things to me. Consistently well crafted or an interesting mix of flavours. This would easily classify as both. Fittign for an anniversary beer I think Donít take that as though I donít dig this beer...because I do! Golden colour with a touch of orange. Fractional head on the pour, but nothing that sticks around. There seems to be some citrus aromas mostly, light and not astringent, like oranges and not like lemons. There is a hint of banana in there and I beleive I decect a hint of clove. Whatís a belgian inspired beer without some clove??? The first thing that stands out in this is the sticky PNW IPA flavour with a follow-up of hops. The difference is, the sweetness isnít so much malty as it is sugary. After a mild hop hit the beer follows with a very belgian flavour complete with some spices, more clove I think and some other stuff, banana possibly. They did a great job with this one...melding some great flavours into a great tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden color with bubbly white head that left plenty of lace. Strong fruity aroma full of banana, clove, grape, and flowery hops. Lots of clove flavor accented by white wine, black pepper, and banana. Full bodied and very sweet on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1747) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 Served in a tulip glass, colored a hazy gold with a thick raft of white foam. Caramel, lemon pepper, and orange rind aromas. Hops resins hiding beneath a dense surface of belgian candy sugars and sour pear sparklers, tasting of pineapple and grapefruit in the finish. The belgian character certainly dominates. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4852) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2006
A lovely tulip of golden elixer with a pretty thick head of bubbly foam. Strong hop aroma and taste. The hops taste primarily like English and German/Czech hops, not the raging citrus cavalcade I usually find in IIPAs. A little out of balance perhaps (not much of a malt presence), but a pretty tasty anniversary ale.

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