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West Bank Pale Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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West Bank Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AleWatcher on 11-04-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

grumpygerman, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

AndyH, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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imperialking, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

drabmuh, Dec 24, 2012
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
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

wspscott, Jul 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

SweJon, Jul 12, 2012
West Bank Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.