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West Bank Pale Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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West Bank Pale Ale
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: AleWatcher on 11-04-2011

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A: light copper color with a half finger off-white head, crystal clear.
S: Hops, massive amount of citrus and pine hops, very American.
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Golden body, white head, nice lace. Good retention.
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A: Pours a half finger khaki colour head of nice thickness and cream, but bad retention. Body colour is a vibrant dark amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Clear and translucent.

Sm: Heavy hop aroma, a bit of ammonia, definite simcoe character and emergent hop bitterness. Light toasted malt. The ammonia is a bit of a turn off. A mild strength aroma. Somewhat soapy.

T: Soapy hops (too long in primary?), some hop bitterness, lilac, traces of ammonia, and amber malts. Pleasant but imbalanced and inappropriately built. It's not bad, all around.

Mf: Soapy, unnaturally thick, smooth, and wet. Quite mellow, yet unnatural.

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West Bank Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.