Cascade Pale Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.8/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Michelle for bringing this back from Minneapolis. Served in a pint glass.
A - Two fingers of blonde-ish foam with solid retention and plenty of sticky lacing. Hazed dark golden-copper-orange color with a few bubbles lazily rising to the top. Good looking stuff.
S - This one took a little time to warm up, but when it did it was full of Cascade hops - some spice, grapefruit, and a touch of soapiness. Unlike the Golden Leaf, this is a real APA and not an IPA in disguise, thus the malt is very balancing and lends some caramel apple and toffee flavors to the mix.
T - Taste is pretty mild, wiht lots of malt character and not a particularly complex flavor profile. It's nice, but just not super interesting beyond the nice dough/toffee/graham cracker malt flavors. However, there is a surprising amount of residual hop bitterness that really creeps up in the aftertaste.
M - Moderate carbonation - maybe a bit more tingly than i prefer. Otherwise a smooth medium body that's nice but not super interesting.
D - This isn't my fave MTH pale ale, but it's still pretty decent and quite drinkable. The bitterness mounts (although perhaps it would have been more manageable if I hadn't had the RR IPA immediately before), and the carbonation has a little more burn that I like. Worth checking out if you're into Cascade hops, but not anywhere near as awesome as the Golden Leaf.
Serving type: growler
06-28-2009 02:50:15 | More by MasterSki
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.4/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
The first in Town Hall's new Pale Ale series.
Served in a pint glass.
Pours a 1/2 finger, slightly off white head. Not a lot of retention. I drank it fairly slow, so it didn't leave a lot of lace. Color is clear/very slight hazy golden copper.
Aroma: Grapefruit citrus. Slight earthy hops. There is an English malt that is used for this beer and it creates a buttery aroma. Very interesting, but nice for a change from all the IPAs and DIPAs.
Taste: A lot like the aroma. The malts produced a big buttery taste. I have never had something like this. Well balanced pale ale, but too buttery for me.
Mouthfeel: A little bitter, but very creamy. Leaves a slight hoppy and buttery aftertaste. Light to medium bodied. Medium level of carbonation.
Overall, I couldn't get over the butter here. I won't be having this again. Had it not been for the butter, I think it could have been a lot better. I will be looking for the next in the series.
Serving type: on-tap
06-22-2009 01:43:59 | More by mothman
Cascade Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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