Autumn Sunset | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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4.27 w/ 7 ratings

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of ZAP
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy penny head colored...frothy 1/4 inch egg white head...fragrant nose which is hoppy...floral and fresh aroma....flavor has a nice hoppiness...fresh juicy hops...mouthfeel is perfect...

This is a kickass pale ale loaded with flavor but not overdone to where it borders into IPA territory. Blows the hell out of Summitt EPA and that is a fine beer in notch regular pale ale.

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Photo of ADR
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub...

The literature around this brew talks a lot about it being an Autumn Ale with big malty characteristics as well, it seems best classified as a Pale Ale according to what I get out of it. Clear orangey copper with a frothy but short head that lasts as a thicker skin. Nice coating laces with complicated patterns. Grapefruit aroma with a slight caramel backing. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, carbonation a little high. Fruity initial flavors, unripe peach and nectarine with some orange rind. Hops certainly add pith to this impression and the maltiness is actually pretty weak in this beer. Comes off as kind of unidimensional, a lot like a number of American Pale Ales, without a lot of body or interest for me. A drinkable brew though.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the brewpub: Light peachy golden color thats a bit chill hazed, very thin off-whitish cap; lacing in good amounts with globs and spots. Aroma is clean and orangy with a fresh peachy flesh tone of hops, nice undertone of candied sweetness from a wheat-like malting. Taste is brisk, fresh, clean, and quite surprising. Nice sweet lemony bread front complimented with a soothing little toffee tutelage, taming but fun amounts of chewy orange zest and peach skin creep in at every moment available while it finishes with a fantastic clean and heavy hoppy citrus and herbal grassyness. Quite a zippy feel, moves around and has grab along with the flavors while maintaining a sweeter presense in the back with chewy orange and toffee bits. Very clean and smooth with a nearly full body in carbonation. Great hop tones from middle to finish making this a fun ride and one super fine drinker. I'm not sure how Hoops keeps making these wonderfully hopped brews so damn drinkable. Great stuff!
This is one sunset I wouldn't mind seeing everyday, Autumn or not.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: clear and bright, color somewhere between tangerine and tea, witha slim, tidy layer of froth.
Aroma is sweet and citiric, with pleasant peach and apricot tones, as well, fresh and tasty.
On the palate, briskly hoppy, gritty, happily at play in the mouth, releasing flavor galore, gushing bright, bitter hoppiness all over the tongue. (Hops is attendance: Centennial, Amarillo,Sterling, Galena)
this was supposed to be a harvest ale, done as an alternative to an Oktoberfest, which everyone and their Granny puts out...unfortunately, it got pushed back until early winter, when we've already given up on autumn...but none of us around here would turn away a brew this tasty, no matter what the season!
body is light to medium, finish is long and bitter, drinkability is a champion, like so many of Town Hall's offerings, it slides down way too easy and breezy...can't get enough of the stuff!

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Photo of skybluewater
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color, not much lace. Smells of citrus, but only faintly. Tastes quite hoppy (although not at all bitter), with orange and peach flavors coming through, but with enough malt to back it up, giving this one a nice mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a very nice beer. Hoppy enough to be interesting, but not so much that it's overwhelming. If this were bottled, I'd have no problem downing a couple or three in a sitting. Well done.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Slightly hazed bronze. Thick and creamy bone white head. Lace is quite bountiful. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Orange marmalade, sweet candy, grassy hops, toffee and citric hop tones. I'd say more sweet than hoppy on the nose. The taste starts sweet. Caramel maltiness and toffee and vanilla nougat. But there's some husky graininess present as well. And grassy hops. Nice little bitterness present. Mouthfeel is slightly prickly. Body about medium, maybe medium-full. Drinkability is out of this world. It is VERY thirst quenching. Very delicious. A top notch brew.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear deep copper color with a creamy off-white head. It leaves a nice amount of lacing when sipped down. The aroma is malty and toasty, with a bit of caramel malt sweetness and citric hops. The flavor is of toasted malts and earthy, spicy and somewhat citrusy hops. It is medium in body is well balanced leaning a bit more to the hop side. It is drying and bitter in the finish, but not over powering. Another good Town Hall brew.

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Autumn Sunset from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 7 ratings
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