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West Bank Pale Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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West Bank Pale Ale
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AleWatcher on 11-04-2011)
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Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at the brewery in Minneapolis. Reviewed from notes taken around Thanksgiving.

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.

Dr: Drinkable but lackluster. A passable pleasant pale, but it needs work. I wouldn't have this again. Quite pedestrian.

High C

kojevergas, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Hopstout, May 25, 2012
Photo of p-wagz
3/5  rDev -22.9%

p-wagz, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

deebo, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

mmulebarn, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Gonzoillini, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

jimmah120, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

grumpygerman, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

PappyVans, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

SweJon, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of mothman
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Off white head with a little lace. Color is an orange hued gold.

Flavor profile: very hop forward for a pale ale. Very weedy but a little bit of fruit flavors. Maybe some melon. Light citrus. Bready malts. Light floral notes.

Mouthfeel: light bitterness. Medium bodied. Ends a little sticky.

Overall, classic town hall pale ale that is nice and hoppy. A nice mix of flavors.

mothman, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

LXIXME, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

yokken, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ja09, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

carlmoberg, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BRYeleJR, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tswater, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

MattXT, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Djsaturn1, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

dmorgan310, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

imperialking, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ahbithwabm, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of birchstick
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on cask at the brewery. Pours a caramelly chestnut brown color with a voluminous head on it. Nose consists of sweet grapefruit and citrus hops. Taste is similar. Starts off with caramel Malta that are overtaken by some nice floral and citrus hops. Really nice, light, but flavorful, hop profile going on here. Smooth body with decent carbonation helps his one to down. Overall, this is another winner from Town Hall. Nice lance with a solid hop profile that doesn't destroy your palate. Definitely recommended.

birchstick, Apr 20, 2012
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West Bank Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.