Anniversary Ale 2011 - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours 1 finger of beige head. Good retention and good lace. Color is a clear copper.
Aroma: Piney hop resin. Floral and dank. Weedy. Very fresh.
Taste: Very hoppy. Same as the nose, but a touch of bready malts. I get the caramel but not the toffee or chocolate that was supposed to be a part of it.
Mouthfeel: Bitter and sticky. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends hop resiny/sticky.
Overall, this was an awesome beer. Very fresh ipa. Very drinkable. The malts were a unique part of this beer, but it worked out well.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2011 22:41:09 | More by mothman
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on 2011-11-17 at the Town Hall Tap during their 1-year anniversary celebration.
A - Clear, darkish brown with a 1-finger white head and copious lacing.
S - Molasses, medium roasted grain, nutty, hop floral.
T - Roasted grain, nutty and caramel, nice amount of hop bitterenss with some citrus fruit. The aftertaste is a nice mix of roasted grain, mild spice and citrus flesh and bitterness.
M - Medium body, light carbonation. Very creamy.
O - I quite enjoyed this ale.
Serving type: cask
11-21-2011 16:28:19 | More by Tucquan
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Copper colored IPA with a dirty white head that piles high in the glass into a rocky foam, even though from a growler. Clean, super fresh hop in the nose--almost like a fresh hop ale it has so much fruit and pine it makes me think of summer. Strong hop bite that dominates a caramel and sweet malt base. Hop forward but the malt has enough of a spine to fight for itself. Chewy mouthfeel that leads to a lingering hop and malt presence between sips. In the last weeks, Anniversary 11 is the only draft I had every time I went in, and I'm reviewing from the second growler. For me--the highest compliment as an easily distracted drinker for anything new.
Serving type: growler
11-09-2011 02:19:00 | More by FightingEntropy
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This one pours a caramelish brown with a really nice looking head on top of it. Smells of juicy, dank, earthy hops - there isn't much room for malts in the aroma. The taste is an explosion of hops, really fresh and in your face. A lot of earthiness with some musty dirt in the mix, some onion character, and a little spicy. There is a modicum of caramel malt underneath, but the hops destroy everything in this, which is good. I had a Surly Wet after this and it didn't taste hoppy at all to me - that's hop in your face the hops are in this.
Serving type: growler
10-30-2011 15:57:48 | More by birchstick
Anniversary Ale 2011 from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.