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Masala Mama India Pale Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Masala Mama India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,138 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,138
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 830
Gots: 56 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American style India Pale Ale (IPA) brewed using Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial and Mt. Hood hops. A beer with crisp hop flavor and bitterness well balanced with American malt sweetness.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-01-2003)
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draimegould

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-07-2012 18:38:55 | More by draimegould
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lightindarkness

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-14-2011 20:14:58 | More by lightindarkness
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tmabone

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-22-2011 14:30:30 | More by tmabone
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-16-2011 04:05:34 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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KHM

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-14-2011 23:19:24 | More by KHM
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

I know about the hype from this beer, but it was simply fantastic. It was hazy orange-gold in color, with a white head. Smells of grapefruit, floral, and hops. Big hops and grapefruit flavor, with a nice finish that leaves your lips smacking. Most of the people I was with couldn't handle this, it is only for bona fide hopheads. This is definitely the best beer at Town Hall.

12-27-2003 06:54:16 | More by TastyTaste
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-05-2012 03:41:58 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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wingfwd

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

I have enjoyed this brew multiple times, at the brewery/restaurant and out of growlers at home and figured that I'd better submit a report in "thanks" if nothing else. I have not found another that compares. This is it. Fantastic. Can't say enough about it. This is consistently great ale. I am fortunate enough to live close enough to frequent the place or at least pick up a growler. Those of you who aren't, it's time to road trip!

11-12-2008 21:27:48 | More by wingfwd
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Ish1

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-24-2011 14:22:58 | More by Ish1
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IpeeA

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-14-2011 20:40:36 | More by IpeeA
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spankdog42

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-15-2011 03:40:30 | More by spankdog42
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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-23-2011 20:46:16 | More by laymansbeerfan
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dbs3268


5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-26-2014 03:09:49 | More by dbs3268
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dougofthefuture

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

I've had this a few times on cask - I finally took some notes recently. I don't mean to be a homer, but I'm finally ready to declare this beer (on cask) perfect.

A - A toasted copper color with a nice creamy head. It is clear carbonation is minimal, but lots of lacing makes it very attractive.

S - The hops dominate the nose, but remain very mellow. Lots of fruit - orange, marmalade, and just enough bready malt quality.

T&M - Rich balanced hops from start to finish. This beer tastes amazingly fresh without being at all biting. The mouthfeel is absolutely amazing. There is very little carbonation, but it is so creamy and balanced between the resiny hops and dry malt backbone.

D - This is a masterpiece. I really like the regular version, but the cask brings it to an entirely new level.

09-11-2010 16:37:47 | More by dougofthefuture
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metalgdog

New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-02-2011 03:22:42 | More by metalgdog
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biglobo8971

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-17-2011 01:46:16 | More by biglobo8971
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-15-2011 05:23:01 | More by spycow
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tjfontaine

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

I tasted this beer several weeks ago on the advice of this forum. I usually go mostly for Amber ales with IPAs as a backup. This IPA is amber in color and tastes much like a hopper Amber ale ... very smooth, just a bit of bite, has a great pour.

I will have this beer again - in fact I did today when I was in the neighborhood.

07-05-2008 02:24:24 | More by tjfontaine
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MrBURTON55

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-30-2011 16:39:23 | More by MrBURTON55
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PirateBier

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-29-2011 00:59:55 | More by PirateBier
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

Ahhh...I have spent so much time with tihs beer but have ne'er reviewed it. That said, this is the perfect American IPA. Hazy orange amber with a cloyingly beautiful head and lacing of the most sublime off-white color I have ever witnessed. Sublimely hypnotic. The smell is a sock-knocker-offer off the best kind. Delicious notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, Ponderosa pine, earthy malt, caramel, green tea, and cannibis. A taste that eclipses the smell perfectly, a three dimensonal expression of the smell to be witnessed by the palate, beholder of its own beauty. The mouthfeel is such a second act to the magnaninous aroma and palate searing flavor that it almost bears no mentioning, but is perfect in its own right; the cloying candied stickiness of this brew may offput only the pitiful but always pleases the purest of heart. The drinkability depends not on the palatial experience of the drinker, but rather the surroundings, as a pool table surrounded by the best of friends begs for another imperial pint. A+

09-06-2007 03:55:01 | More by sacrelicio
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IrishPilot

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

10-04-2012 21:18:21 | More by IrishPilot
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-22-2011 01:38:07 | More by HoistinBrews
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-14-2011 15:07:12 | More by millelacsmark
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dfried

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

This is a phenominal beer. Golden orange color, perfect off white head of millions of small bubbles that retained at about a centimeter for the entire beer and provided spectacular lacing. I have had this beer many times from the regular tap, but from the cask the hops are toned back a bit, eventhough their complexity is still there, which helps reveal a bit more of the sweet, fruity pale malt. At the beginning of this beer, it tastes atleast a little balanced in malt and hops, definitely leaning towards the hops anyway. The finish though is pretty much all hops, a very broad specturm of them that is just delicious, slightly oily resinous pine and floral like, a bit stronger towards citrus zest, orange and grapefruit, maybe even a bit of apricot. It just plain make you go mmm. the mouthfeel is great on this beer, especially from the cask, enough cabonation to retain the sizeable head, but it's far from overwhelming. Extremly silky smooth. This beer is so good, it is virtually impossible to get sick of it. They go through a lot of seasonals at Town Hall, so I usually go for those, but I try to have one of these nearly every time I stop in for more than one or two.

06-06-2006 18:02:53 | More by dfried
Masala Mama India Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,138 ratings.