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West Bank Pale Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

West Bank Pale Ale
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very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%

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 birchstick


3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: cask

04-20-2012 03:28:33 | More by birchstick
Photo of drabmuh


4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, beer is amber to red and clear with a one finger off white head of small and medium bubbles, lots of lacing, nice, retention, some carbonation.

Aroma is sweet and earthy hoppy with some mild pine.

Beer is medium to light in body with a moderate bitterness on the finish and some nice hop pininess in the midpalate, a decent light malt pale ale. I'd have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2012 04:03:42 | More by drabmuh
Photo of kojevergas


3/5  rDev -23.1%
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

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2012 18:13:07 | More by kojevergas
Photo of wspscott


4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pint glass at the bar

A: light copper color with a half finger off-white head, crystal clear.
S: Hops, massive amount of citrus and pine hops, very American.
T: Very sharp bitterness, I don't usually taste "cat piss" in beers, but I think that some people would find that "flavor" here. A different malt profile from Masala Mama, more rounded and sweet, complements the hops very well.
M: Low level of carbonation that seems to open up the beer.
O: An excellent APA, it seems that the brewers threw financial caution to the wind with regards to hop usage, appears to be an amazing amount of late additions were used here. Great beer and <5% (according to the menu). Very recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 00:54:34 | More by wspscott
Photo of Heavenisbeer


4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper, with great lacing and a two-finger dying head.

S: Smells of grapefruit, candied citrus, pine and some tropical fruits.

T: Hop-forward with a great malt backbone. As I like very hoppy beers, this is a little light for me, but great for the style (as always, I reviewed to the style). An excellent intro to hop-centric beers. A little soapy and metallic in the linger (not bad though).

M: Light feel, with medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2011 01:38:32 | More by Heavenisbeer
Photo of Holland


4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: appears an amber golden color with decent head and good retention for a pale ale.

S: a lot of citrus going on here, and a bit of that body odor smell that comes with it. Simcoe? Yes, there it is.

T: tastes amazing! This is likely the freshest pale ale I've ever had, but it tastes like someone squeezed a grapefruit in my glass and mixed it with beer. Has an incredible bitter and malty aftertaste, too.

M: simple pale ale style with a crisp feeling and medium-light body. Nice carbonation, but not overpowering.

O: drinkable and delicious...might get a growler of this to take home.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 22:10:57 | More by Holland
Photo of AleWatcher


4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

mmm... I love me some pale ales!
on tap at Minneapolis Town Hall -- reviewed from short notes

Golden body, white head, nice lace. Good retention.
Smells nicely hopped, with grassy, floral, and citrus notes.
The taste is GREAT-- just like the nose indicates, but with a nice bitter punch at the back end.
The body is good-- medium, little oily, little prickly, good carbonation.
Overall-- I would certainly buy this if it were available. It is VERY nice, and easily one of the best beers I've had from the brewery!

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2011 01:02:35 | More by AleWatcher
West Bank Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.