Masala Mama India Pale Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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Reviews by portia99:
4.4/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a growler into a standard pint glass
Growler opened with a satisfying burst of carbonation. Was a little worried, since I had the growler for about a week in my fridge so I could share with a fellow BA.
A - pours a beautiful copper color with a thin 1/2" white head. Crystal clear with appropriate level of carbonation
S - Good balance of earthy hops and sweet malt. Nothing overpowering - just a really nice balance.
T - Again, very nice balance. I expected this to be a little more hop forward, but this wasn't at all disappointing. Good amount of bitterness, and a nice balance of fruity malt. When first poured, I detected a slight bubble gum flavor that was interesting and not unappealing. As the beer warmed in the glass a little, this disappeared.
M - Solid body, maybe slightly on the thin side, but appropriate for an IPA
D - Extremely drinkable. I could have these all night long. Nothing is overpowering here - alcohol is detectable, but restrained. Malt and hops in perfect balance.
Balance is the key word for this beer. Not a hop monster of an ipa, just a really solid, malty, hoppy ipa that is worthy of the hype.
Serving type: growler
05-04-2009 21:12:37 | More by portia99
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Masala Mama India Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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