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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
All the goodness of a standard American Pale Ale without the deep caramel. Hopped using American Palisade hops


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2207) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Draft, 2006 GTM. Mild hop aroma. Dark hazy gold body with a large, white frothy, lasting head. An ok beer. Not up to THs normal lofty standards, but still a quality beverage.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
Nice Gold Color with White Head. Light Herbal/Floral Aroma. Clean Crisp and Lightly Sweet Tasting Brew...Nice Dry Hop Bite with Good Malt Foundation. Great Summer Session Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Light hazy gold. Nose some pine, rather grassy, smells like Im sitting in a field. Nothing particularly unusual, some floral and pine hops, very sharp and dry at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2006
GTMW 06. Cask sample. Hazy pale with white head. The aroma is herbal and bready. The flavor is floral, spicey and bready, fairly dry. The mouthfeel is light and soft.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2006
The colour is pale gold with some murkiness. The aroma is thin but what is there I felt was mostly a gin like pine. The flavour was pretty up front with the hops, there wasnt a big mix of malts in there but I felt the tilt towards lght malts did a good job of keeping up. I think that overall this beer is much better than its individual parts. Good mix of flavours with a nice twist on a standard style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Fresh Growler: Lighter shade of gold, clear body and bright with a stark white firmly set foam of about a finger high. Super nice lacing with droopy sheetings and broken stringy tentacles. Aroma is not as forward as it could be as its light to medium in tone with a high pine wood tones laced with a dry parching-like citrus. Wow, this has some big time hop bite. Hold on to your taste buds cuz they wont last long with this stuff. Flavorwise its not the greatest as its unbalanced with very light malt. Toasty and quick, with dry, woody, brittle, bitterness ensuing largely through the finish with a parching, acidic dryness of wood carving scraps, dust, and the metal bits from the dremel. Overly hoppy and thensome. To those who can handle it, all the best; as for me this was far too unbalanced for my tastes and actually not all that flavorfull besides its dry woody parched stuff. The thinnest of thin citrus pith makes up some of the parching soured action but this is uncomplexing and not a whole lot of balance. Feel is dry, and quick to it at that, hard to enjoy it when it squeezes every corpuscle of your mouth dry within the first third of the glass. Body is medium and fluffy and tends to get lessened a bit in its hoppy girth as it sits as far as how fast it enters in. But the finish is built upon one very hoppy foundation of mouth quenching soured, dry bitterness its nearly unsippable. Not a fav of the single hop pales from Town Hall. Give me more balance and I would probably like it more. Its a bit too hoppy, even for this hophead. Scary stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Once more into the single hop series, this time with Palisades and again eschewing caramel malts for lighter varieties. From a growler, after several pints at the pub. Pours a lightly hazed golden tone, with an ample serving of snow-white foam on top, lasting long into the life of the pint. Sharp pine and prickly citrus in the nose, but not too loud, rather refined. On the palate, its crisp, dry and terrifically hoppy. A bit brittle up front, some grit and grab in the texture, plays well in the mouth. Some citrus and tropical fruit, mingled with grassy feel. Considerable malt, too, but not adding to the flavor, as far as I can tell. Besides the fierce hop presence, this is a remarkably light and refreshing pale ale. Goes down easy, but the hopheads are more than happy. Fresh, vibrant hop attack starts at the lips and glides down the throat. This is another excellent ale...youd think wed get complacent from Town Halls consistently solid output, but its still astonishing how many great, great brews come from that tiny room back there!


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