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Royal Pale India Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Royal Pale India Ale
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ThreeKingdoms on 09-06-2013)
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Photo of xmorgan
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Town hall knocks a Northern IPA out of the park!

A: Reddish copper light off white foam moderate lacing

S: very sweet and fruity like a tropical fruit salad, mango like smell and other fruits very odd but very nice!

T: Hoppy and a slight mango or fruit sweetness that is very light yet quit detectable not sweet but has a place, bitter hop finibish that complement the other complexities in this beer.

M: finish with a slight grapefruit peal bitterness,

O: LAKE Supperior water in a Imperial IPA?
NICE beer!

xmorgan, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +6%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of josephwa
4.75/5  rDev +6%

josephwa, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of plsmanx
4.75/5  rDev +6%

plsmanx, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Djsaturn1
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Djsaturn1, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of lonewolfcry
4.75/5  rDev +6%

lonewolfcry, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of KarlHungus
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

KarlHungus, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of ThreeKingdoms
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%

Opaque, Amber copper color. About an inch of off white head.. hangs around awhile.

Whoa, a lot going on in the nose. citrusy, mango, pineapple, layered under stone fruits, plum, cherry... rounded out with malt sweetness.

taste follows the smell. a lot comes through here. almost barleywine-like, with a more pronounced bitterness.

medium carbonation, body isn't too thick. it works for me.

If you're into "Special" hop varieties with bold characteristics, this beer, brewed with 100% Mosiac, is for you.

ThreeKingdoms, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.39/5  rDev -2%

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Royal PIA. Pale India Ale. Why not IPA. Because the production of this beer was a royal p--- in the a--, or that's what I've been told.

Clear, deep amber coloring, nearly crimson, slim white head.

Aroma: Big, fat hoppy nose, bold, robust, brimming with bitterness. Bright and ripe with fruity esters, slightly sweet and utterly enticing.

Taste: In the mouth, bustling flavors mingle and meld. Tasty, sweet, warm malt holds down the fort, never-ending bitterness bounces on the palate. Big and bold are the words of the day.

What are we getting here? Apple, cherry, going from bright to burnt as the alcohol rises in prominence. I'm getting the feeling of an English-style IPA, done double, which is starting to resemble a barley-wine, or sorts. And it is delicious. Have I mentioned that? Man, is it ever!

feloniousmonk, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of mothman
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%

Beige head with lots of sticky lace. Color is a clear copper.

Flavor profile is off the hook. Tons of tropical fruit in this one. Mangos, grapefruit, pineapple, and oranges. A ton of floral hops. Big citrus. A decent amount of bready malts to balance things out a bit.

Mouthfeel: bitter and sticky. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, this beer rocks. Very drinkable and enjoyable. I want more of this!

mothman, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Schlais
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Schlais, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of GeezLynn
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

GeezLynn, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

GringoKid, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of scoand
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

scoand, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of mnphish
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

mnphish, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -10.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
Royal Pale India Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.