Masala Mama India Pale Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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Reviews by Jables:
4.83/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
**Arrived in Champaign on trade from FeloniousMonk**
Pours a dark hazy amber with a medium foamy white head.
Aroma has more going on than most I(1)PA's. Yeah it's got the typical citrusy hops and crisp notes that your average IPA has, but it does have more of them. What sets this one apart from other IPA's I've had is the notes of cinnamon and nutmeg that are hanging out just above the surface. Slightly bready too so its like a snickerdoodle cookie, or a sweet dessert bread smothered in fresh citrus fruit. Wonderful stuff.
The flavor comes through with some great clean crisp citrus fruit and fruit rinds, but that isn't what impresses me. What impresses me is the bready backbone that pushes the flavor and accelerates it.
This isn't what I expected when I went to try it, no way.
This isn't a brew that is satisfied with showing off with all kinds of hops, no she's balanced, she's hip, she's got more going on than you thought she did when you ordered her. She's intimidating all of a sudden, she likes to take charge. Before you know it, she'll have you tied up to a bed with a blindfold on.
Or maybe that's just me.
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2004 02:32:04 | More by Jables
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Masala Mama India Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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