Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice easy drinkin beer here. solid malt body with enough hops for a nice crisp bite, i enjoyed this one alot. nice work T hall!
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Striking in the glass. A rich, brown pour with deep amber highlights. Very creamy and frothy off white head that leaves the stereotypical Town Hall sticky lacing. Toasted bready malt and some bright citrus hops on the nose. Balanced flavor profile for sure. Plenty of doughy malt but also a lot of resiny and citrusy hops. Lush and creamy texture with a lasting bitter finish. Very well done amber.
islay (1600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub. Malty, meaty, floral aroma. Pleasant but simple smell. Pours a clear, brown / maroon / dark amber with a red glow and a small to moderate amount of beige head. Produces extensive lacing. Very cool appearance. Sweet, malty, buttery taste features red grape and candy sugar flavors. Medium body. Creamy and soft in the palate. The texture works well with the floral-sweet taste.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery. Golden amber pour with strong aroma of fresh hops. Taste is same but real smooth and not much of a real harsh bitterness to it. Light malt bill as well. Real smooth and good. Would buy again.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nose is hoppy. taste is of carmel and hops. very smooth hops taste. finish is a little sweet with lasting hops flavor.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
weird but good. Light malty aroma with a good hop character. Body was solid bit reminded me of a hopped up brown ale.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear mahogany color. The head was off white and left a bit of lace on the glass. Subdued aroma overall with hints of brown sugar, fall leaves, and toffee. The flavor was malt dominated without being sweet. I tasted toffee, toasted bread, brown sugar, and light grassy hops. There wasn’t much more than minimal hop bitterness. IMO this was decent, but lacked personality. Looks like everyone who came before me thought it was the bomb. I didn’t think there was enough hop flavor or bitterness to lump this into the "malty IPA" category mentioned previously.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thought this was kinda a cross between the masalla mama and....somthing else? Seems to be the concensus that this is pretty much a malty IPA, and it worked well. Still a great hop bite, with a bit more body.
ElGaucho (2319) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Somewhat subtle aroma with some roasted malt and a hint of hops. Dark, hazy red with creamy, good sized off-white head, with a hint of yellow. Excellent lace. Requires a palate adjustment if you’ve had other beers prior. Very unique. I love the deScription of this brew: color lightening to greet the warmer temps of Spring. I am having this brew on the warmest day so far of 2008 in Minneapolis, with a high of 50 degrees. Style is still a bit of an enigma. I don’t agree with the "Amber Ale" designation. Mike Hoops indicated that this would be an IPA if it weren’t for the more substantial malt bill. I think it’s definitely more of an IPA than an Amber Ale. There’s a little something in the finish I’m not 100% enamored with, the malt? A very nice beer and the best one of four I had at Town Hall this evening.
Guerde (1228) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on tap at Town Hall) Pours a dark reddish brown with an off-white head that left nice lacing on the pint glass. The most disappointing part of this beer was the aroma, it was very weak, but what was there were some scents of citrus hop and pepper. When I first drank this, the hops were completely dominant, and nothing else even appeared except citrus. What was surprising about this beer was the complexity it displayed as it warmed. Upon warming the flavors changed considerably, to more caramel and toffee. Another taste would yield some iced tea, and another would bring out an earthiness (which I thought tasted like pumpkin). I also tasted some chocolate towards the finish. The mouthfeel of this beer was superb, thick and full with perfect carbonation that really was easy to drink. This is a very unique and well made beer.