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Anniversary Ale 2011 - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Anniversary Ale 2011
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 13.58%


Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Celebratory Ale brewed with increased caramel and chocolate and well hopped akin to an IPA.

(Beer added by: Crass3000 on 10-27-2011)
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mothman

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
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

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
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birchstick

Colorado

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
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

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
Anniversary Ale 2011 from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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