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West Bank Pale Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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West Bank Pale Ale
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87
very good

71 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 11
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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