Festivus 2006 | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by feloniousmonk on 12-21-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ryantupy:
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4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Town Hall brewery.

A - Sharp bronze color a little on the pale side. With a nice lace around the glass the sticks the whole way down.

S - Hops are the first thing that hit you very sweet with ciruis undertones. Very sweet malts with undertones of caramel aswell.

T - Hops give this beer a slight bite to it at first then are calmed by the sweet caramel malts. There are also flavors of citruis, sugar, fruit.

M- Nice slick mouthfeel the hops make this beer nice and oily and the malts sorta calm the hops making this a very smooth beer and a drinkable one at that.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came a delicately cloudy amber that faded to gold towards the edges. The head was creamy and thin that look magnificent in the 10 oz. chalice/tulip.

Smells of strawberry, pineapple and an earthy pine dryness with hints of powdered sugar, caramel and wheat.

This one is stunningly complicated. I feel as if a true sip of this beer should be precede by a half hour of meditation. It starts with a localized hop dryness that attacks only the roof of my mouth. It then melts into vanilla and a light understated marshmallow and caramel, fading back into a dry birch bark and cedar hop. It then finishes off with an ever so slightly sour strawberry and a touch of grapefruit rind.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied and glassy with a slight tickle of creamy bubbles.

This one is off the charts on cask.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub: Pale but clear bronzed brown orangey color with a finger high head of off-yellowed whitened thickly firmed foam. Lots of lacing clings to the 10 oz snifter in which it is served.

Aroma is bold and clean with a certain hoppyness that dreams up semi sweet citrus fruityness and a big helping of bready malts that is favoring a heavy starched sugaryness and toatsed caramel.

Bold malt tones grab the front and back with a crystalized sugary breadyness and a dollup of caramel and a sliver of toasted almonds. Happy huge hoppy notes determine most of the taste however as its bright and crunchy with a load of slapping hops that feverishly swallow all known existence on the palate to the point of no return in the mannner of rounded citrus punches. Peaking at orange, turning at grapefruit, and ending at lemon with a snap of peach and pine. Toastyness ensues within as the bitterness settles well and lengthy into the finish with a nice leveled bitterness in both tone and stature.

Wonderfully crisp and somehow malty all the same with a crunchy urge of hops enveloping all other realms across the palate as its smooth, lightly toasted, medium/full body screams drink me, drink me! Damn, if this stuff just isn't plain Ol', knock em dead with a punch to the palate good. So smooth and inviting with a great balance that tilts one way then the other, but always pleases. A pure treat to behold for the festivities of Festivus this year. Yum!

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4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is described as basically the 1800 IPA, but with the malt dialed up higher, and the alcohol goosed up significantly, as well. Plenty of hopheads are happy at Town Hall this holiday season.

Clear, pale bronze, faded orange color, with a big head, leaving lace, nice, full head.

Aroma is nicely hoppy, faint apricot, citrus, very happy. A little lemony, sharp and slightly bitter, not too much.

Taste? Yes, please!
Smooth, yet bitter, big hoppiness, but so palatable. Very hoppy, very tasty, and despite the higher alcohol, very drinkable. Dangerously, so...
Tasty, but not too distinct form some other IPAs they've put out...nice malt taste.
I'm liking it. But, I would've been happy with some weird-o flavor.
Oh, well, you can't make everyone happy, I guess. Unless they're all hopheads.
Medium bodied, long, citric finish, delicious.
I'll be back for more.

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Festivus 2006 from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 4 ratings