Marmelade Sky | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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46 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
townhallbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by younger35 on 06-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Marmalade"...not, "Marmelade"...no wonder I couldn't find this listing...well, here's what I thought...

from Wikipedia: "Not to be confused with Marmelade, a town in Haiti."

I'm picturing myself on a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and...

Lightly clouded, apricot/tangerine appearance, nice, strong & sturdy off=white head...ain't nothing' wrong with it.

Aroma: Estery, dark fruit, grape, cherry, and orange, ripe and lively, yet soft and lovely...nice. Beautiful.

Taste: Mmmmm. Full-bodied, great feel on the palate, nice heft in the mouth, Vibrant hop presence, full malt feel. Orange flavor jumps in and out, and bumps around, says Hi and submerges. Yum, I say. And, mmmm, mmm. Wonderful bitterness.

Well-made ale, this. I can drink it, and be happy, and drink some more. Best shared with a girl with kaleidoscope eyes....

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Photo of Bighuge
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bronze body. Thin dirty white head. Lacing is quite sufficient. Nice aroma. Definite marmalade orange malt base. Splashes of citrus abound. Lemon, tangerine and grapefruit. Flavor follows suit. Caramel malt base with hints of orange marmalade. Bright citric hop tones accent nicely. Nice fruitiness with tangerine, orange, lemon and a little watermelon?? Bitterness is pretty clean. Great drinker. Finishes clean and smooth.

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Photo of younger35
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped by Town Hall quick after work to grab a couple growlers and had to try this. Drank from a generic pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a chill hazed orange with a big beautiful one finger bright white head. A thin cap and thick collar remain along with plenty of thick rich lacing.
Smell- Lots of orange peel is apparent in this one. It's nice and fruity and just has that Town Hall hop smell. A touch of grapefruit and pine is noticeable but the orange rules the roost.
Taste- Starts with a nice bitter bite that is fruity and definitely contains traces of orange. The Amarillo's are noticeable but the orange peel really covers the natural sort of fruitiness of the hop. Maybe a touch of pine mixes in but nothing too over-the-top. A kiss of malt on the finish but very little as the orange peel lingers and lingers.
Mouthfeel- Medium body with a bitter, almost quenching feel with a nice smack of carbonation.
Drinkability- Really dug this one. The orange is certainly dominant but not too much or too out of whack with anything else. Easy drinking as hell and fairly unique. This beer is exactly what I though Tyranena's Scurvy was going to be like. This is 10x better though.

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4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a standard shaker glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head with decent retention.

Smell: A pretty nice crisp and juicy aroma with hints of citrus and floral hops. Citrus hop hints of orange, grapefruit, melon, and lemon along with the added orange peel. Hints of floral and herbal hops. Soft malt hints of caramel, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Pretty citrus forward.

Taste: Like it smells, juicy and earthy with some good notes of citrus fruit and herbs. Upfront citrus notes of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, melon, and apricot. Also some floral and grassy hops with some pine. Pale malt notes of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, clean, and drying.

Overall: A pretty solid citrus forward Pale Ale. Good juicy orange citrus flavor with a moderate body and bitterness.

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Photo of KeefD
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes:

Poured from a growler dark orange/amber, good sized white head, sticky lacing

Lovely citrusy aroma, lots of orange and pineapple, very little in the way of pine. Juicy fruit-centric and I love it!

More orange in the nose than in the flavor, but there's plenty of orange peel characteristics, lightly bitter, great balance between sweet, citrus juiciness and the hops. God I love Amarillo hops!

Good body on this beer, medium full, perfect for a pale ale.

Great drinkability. The low(er) ABV made this one easy to quaff, but the hops can take over after time. A couple tulips out of the growler was perfect.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had an imperial pint at the newly opened Town Hall Tap. I thought this made a great session beer, sort of a pale ale with British influence. There was a cloudy amber body with a two finger white head. The aroma and flavor were full of orange and citrus notes. Mild biscuit malts provided a bit of balance, but the earthy and clean orange notes are delicious. Check this beer out for a fresh take on an old style.

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-08-16 in Minneaplolis, MN at the brewery (from tasting notes)

A - Orange gold with a 1-finger tan head and decent lacing.

S - Light orange flesh, pale malt and a whiff of hop floral (food odors present).

T - Hop forward, then orange marmelade and oragne zest. Light malt, crushed hop bud grass and tea. Dries quickly with a lightly-lingering citric bitterness and bits of the aforementioned flavors. Tastes great. Not sweet like the name would suggest.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Crisp, refreshing and a little prickly.

O - Definitely one of the top contendors in the sessionable pale ale category.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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