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Marmelade Sky - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: younger35 on 06-17-2010)
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Reviews by Tucquan:
Photo of Tucquan
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-08-16 in Minneaplolis, MN at the brewery (from tasting notes)

A - Orange gold with a 1-finger tan head and decent lacing.

S - Light orange flesh, pale malt and a whiff of hop floral (food odors present).

T - Hop forward, then orange marmelade and oragne zest. Light malt, crushed hop bud grass and tea. Dries quickly with a lightly-lingering citric bitterness and bits of the aforementioned flavors. Tastes great. Not sweet like the name would suggest.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Crisp, refreshing and a little prickly.

O - Definitely one of the top contendors in the sessionable pale ale category.

Tucquan, Oct 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -0.5%

DaftPatrick, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had an imperial pint at the newly opened Town Hall Tap. I thought this made a great session beer, sort of a pale ale with British influence. There was a cloudy amber body with a two finger white head. The aroma and flavor were full of orange and citrus notes. Mild biscuit malts provided a bit of balance, but the earthy and clean orange notes are delicious. Check this beer out for a fresh take on an old style.

tempest, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of dizztracted
5/5  rDev +24.4%

dizztracted, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Town Hall Tap. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a layer of off white head that sticks around quite nicely.

Smell: I'm getting some toasted malt along with a nice citrus hop note. This isn't a very strong smelling beer.

Taste: Nice balance to this beer. Citrus peel hops along with a slightly fruity hop component. The finish is hoppy and rather bitter.

MouthfeeL: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a really solid pale ale. The hop profile was very well done and it was quite easy to drink. I'd have another.

oline73, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev -0.5%

CCutch, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of gatornation
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ TH..this is tthier house pale ale

A- was a hazy orange apricot color with a on off white head

S- was fruity and spicy with a malt and bread background

T- was marmalade and some bitter hops..to me the orange flavor was to dominate in a fruit way.. some citrus and bread malts round it out

M- medium taste a little to bitter but a good pale ale

D- its a fruity hoppy pale ale thats good ..not my favorite still good

gatornation, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

ssimpson89, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Town Hall in June 2010. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice orange-copper color tending toward orange with a nice white head and a good amount of lacing. The nose is really quite nice with a good dose of hops and a lot of orange peel. The taste is a bit bitter with some nice orange...well, marmalade. Feel is nice and bitter with a bit of orange pith. Drinks quite well; nice and sessionable.

Thorpe429, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of billhelm
4/5  rDev -0.5%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

bumchilly25, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of KeefD
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes:

Poured from a growler dark orange/amber, good sized white head, sticky lacing

Lovely citrusy aroma, lots of orange and pineapple, very little in the way of pine. Juicy fruit-centric and I love it!

More orange in the nose than in the flavor, but there's plenty of orange peel characteristics, lightly bitter, great balance between sweet, citrus juiciness and the hops. God I love Amarillo hops!

Good body on this beer, medium full, perfect for a pale ale.

Great drinkability. The low(er) ABV made this one easy to quaff, but the hops can take over after time. A couple tulips out of the growler was perfect.

KeefD, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of KarlHungus
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer arrived a cloudy orange color. The head is half on inch in height, and recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit with other citrus notes. The taste is quite bitter for a pale ale with some citrus note. Quite honestly, I thought the bitterness masked the taste of the beer too much for my liking. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a nice beer. However, being that Town Hall makes so many great beers I can't see myself drinking this again.

KarlHungus, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

mattmarka1, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev -0.5%

HoistinBrews, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of MNBeerGeek
4/5  rDev -0.5%

MNBeerGeek, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev -0.5%

durlta, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mothman, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

jenray, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of kbutler1
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Pours a orange/gold color with a slight tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is of hops with slight fruit notes. Initial taste is the orange qickly followed by the hops. Strong hops presence. Lingering bitterness. Medium/Light mouthfeel. Pretty tasty.

kbutler1, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always on the lookout for a good session beer I had to try this seasonal when I was at Town Hall in Minneapolis.

Beer is orange and hazy and forms a head of medium bubbles. Lacing is high and carbonation is moderate. Head has a lot of staying power. Looks interesting.

Aroma is a little weak but kind of citrusy but not like hops more like an orange...oh Marmelade sky...I get it.

Beer is light in body and has some mild bitterness at the back end of this beer. There is some nice fruity character in the middle of this beer but the sourness of oranges doesn't come through at all. There is a hint of some kind of orange peel, mild citrus hop character. Interesting overall but not my favorite APA.

drabmuh, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of elliott1184
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

elliott1184, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Bighuge
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bronze body. Thin dirty white head. Lacing is quite sufficient. Nice aroma. Definite marmalade orange malt base. Splashes of citrus abound. Lemon, tangerine and grapefruit. Flavor follows suit. Caramel malt base with hints of orange marmalade. Bright citric hop tones accent nicely. Nice fruitiness with tangerine, orange, lemon and a little watermelon?? Bitterness is pretty clean. Great drinker. Finishes clean and smooth.

Bighuge, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of BillyLrsn
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

BillyLrsn, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of mmulebarn
4/5  rDev -0.5%

mmulebarn, Nov 13, 2013
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Marmelade Sky from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.