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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

1,121 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 824
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
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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drewfull

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

12-09-2013 16:33:19 | More by drewfull
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

12-08-2013 05:09:02 | More by maDUECEgunner
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MNMike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

12-08-2013 03:16:20 | More by MNMike
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Curt1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

12-07-2013 15:01:00 | More by Curt1
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

11-26-2013 02:40:01 | More by thegerm87
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

11-20-2013 07:08:04 | More by zestar
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2013 19:32:52 | More by MJSawyer
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2013 16:45:25 | More by Matthewpakula
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

11-13-2013 00:10:28 | More by mmulebarn
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-11-2013 02:57:28 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-09-2013 20:44:38 | More by seangibbs60
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

10-31-2013 02:09:07 | More by stereosforgeeks
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

10-30-2013 03:31:06 | More by 1424IpA
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

10-28-2013 23:43:32 | More by meatyard
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8%

10-28-2013 11:23:21 | More by fredmugs
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MCain04

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

10-28-2013 04:40:40 | More by MCain04
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TheRealPour

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

10-28-2013 00:26:45 | More by TheRealPour
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

4/5  rDev -8%

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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

10-25-2013 19:52:50 | More by Gonzoillini
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BumpkinBrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

10-22-2013 21:25:57 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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hoody711

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gift from a buddy in Minneapolis when he came down last weekend. Brought me this and their altbier. Heard a lot about it, so pretty excited. First try - grossly underimpressed. However, I preceded that one with a Permanent Funeral, so it deserves a second, clean chance.

A - from the growler into a tulip. Head is slight, maybe a fingerbreadth, and settles quickly with minimal lacing. Almost no carbonation, but it is 3 days old. Color is a glorious blood orange. Good clarity.

S - a couple days ago all I got was caramel malts. Today I'm getting some nice tropical fruits with a constant sour apple backbone. Very, very interesting. Almost no malt, but it has been in the growler for 3 days. It's good though.

T - very good. Fresh, sour apple at the beginning that almost puckers you up. Then there comes the caramel malts that fade quickly and a huge bitterness massacres your tongue then goes away real quick. The aftertaste is there, but it's only a shadow of the main show.

M - although the bitterness fades quickly, it does leave a lasting coating on the tongue. Faint oilyness. Not sure I could have 3 or 4 of these, but definitely a second.

O - Seems like a good cross between heavy, malty DIPAs and some West Coast tropical fruit. The apple that has almost permeated this growler probably isn't there at the brewery and reflects unfairly on this one. Would love to try some fresh, but it was cool to see how this one changed over 3 days.

Serving type: growler

10-16-2013 01:24:32 | More by hoody711
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

10-15-2013 14:44:23 | More by AnalogErik
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

10-13-2013 23:20:40 | More by drewone
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

10-08-2013 02:36:39 | More by emerge077
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Djsaturn1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8%

10-01-2013 15:14:27 | More by Djsaturn1
Masala Mama India Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.