hopdog (12549) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Sampled from Growler provided by Josh. 2006 version. Poured a dark copper / orange color (almost brown) with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, oranges, and pineapples. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, citrus, pine, bread and I was getting some plums. Nicely balanced. Light lacing left on the glass. Smooth and easy drinking. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/28/2005CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2005
slightly hazy dark amber, whispy head, sweet piney citrus aroma, good sweet piney malt flavor, plenty of balancing hops, bitterness shows up late and lingers
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Growler courtesy of kms399: Pours a dark copper amber with a big frothy light tan head. Fresh hoppy aroma has some dry toasty caramel balance. Body starts with some nice caramel malty sweetness well-balanced with lots of hoppy bitterness and a crisp, toasty finish. Not as hoppy as some IPAs, but still well done. Thanks Ken! JK (6161) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2003 Aroma of fruit with floral and herbal notes. Red, dark, and cloudy. Full bodied. The taste and aroma reminded me of New Glarus Hop Hearty ale. Excellent. badgerben (5180) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Amberish color. Slightly hoppy... much less so than the Seven ESB I just downed before this one. Good malt balance with the hops and a slight floralness as well. Pretty tasty; I actually liked it better than Masala Mama!
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Thanks to Josh for sharing this 2006 Anniversary Ale from a growler. Pours a translucent ruby amber with a foamy off white medium head that left some lacing. Aroma of orange, floral hops, caramel, hints of pine, various fruits and grapes. Flavor was malty, some roast, hop bitterness that lingers and yeast. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2006 Growler thanks to CaptainCougar. Poured a golden amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma had a decent amount of floral and perfumey hops. A little earthy as well. Malty flavor had some hop mixed in with a mild bitter finish. theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
GABF 2006: Clear brown amber color with a large off-white head. Big citrus aroma followed by diacetyl. Hoppy citrus flavor with a light malt. Mild bitter finish. This taste would have scored a 6 A and 7 F.
GABF 2006 poured and tasted. This was my favorite of the Town Hall selection provided for the festival. Nice full flavor, yeasty bready. Nice bitterness balanced throughout. piscator34 (2534) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
A great citrus hop and malt aroma combination. Flavor wise, it strikes a much better balance than their anniversary ESB. I think I even detected a bit of cherry blossom flavor in there too. Could still have used a bit more body, but it’s yet another great beer from Town Hall! BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
brown color with faint white head. Watery aroma with plenty of hop character bit not a lot of malt to it. Hippy body with a sweet tinge to it and a bitter finish.