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RY-PA | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A IPA brewed with a healthy dose of Rye Malt and boiled with a generous amount of Citra hops and dry hopped with Centennial's and Columbus."

Added by kbutler1 on 09-27-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Viggo
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the brewpub in October.

Pours a lightly hazy reddish orange, frothy light tan head forms and settles down to a thick and chunky layer and ring, lots of lace spots stick all over the glass, looks pretty nice.

Smell is nice, big rye spice, some caramel, very bready and fresh, some citrus hoppiness, bit of grapefruit and orange, lightly herbal and toasty, a bit of sherry sweetness, pretty neat.

Taste is similar, prominent rye character, big spice and lots of breadiness, some biscuit, huge grapefruit hoppiness, some caramel sweetness, spicy and herbal bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, goes down pretty smooth. Pretty solid, slightly unbalanced but real nice on cask.

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Photo of grub
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

sampled on cask at the brewery oct 21/2010.

pours almost clear light red with great fiery orange highlights. a small light tan head forms, dropping slowly with a bit of spotty lace left behind.

aroma is great. bit of spicy rye character. caramel and toffee. light orange and tangerine. light alcohol.

taste is good. lightly sweet caramel and toffee. orange and tangerine. bit of spicy rye. light earthy character. just under medium bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. just over medium body. medium-light carbonation level. smooth.

drinkability is great. good balance. more mellow hops allowing the rye to come out. good depth. damn tasty!

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Photo of Bighuge
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fantastic aroma of spicy rye mixed in with cannabis and hop resin plus some tangerine and grapefruit. Nicely balanced flavor. Caramel malt backbone is sufficient for the spicy rye character and citric and pungent hop tones to work. Smooth bitterness lingers. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Very drinkable. Typical of TH IPAs and DIPAs. Solid as usual.

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Photo of ZAP
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Brunt orange color...nice lacing on glass as you drink..

S-Juicy citrus explodes out of the growler as it is poured....fresh cut mandarin oranges...not getting much rye as the citrus is so dominant.

T-One of the most "orange" dominant IPA's I've ever had...the taste is outstanding and takes on almost a slightly overripe orange flavor....also a little pineapple...there is more of a rye impression on the taste and it compliments nicely...and after drinking it a little longer there is a light garlic note to this...not real strong and nowhere close to what the Summit hop exudes but it is there in my burps and on the taste (and I have not eaten anything today except a turkey sandwich 12 hours ago so I don't think the burps are from anything other than this beer). I actually think it works ok in the grand scheme of this beer. I have a single hop Citra coming soon from TH and I will get a better feel for this hop then...

M-Medium bodied...perfect carbonation...very drinkable. Slightly dry on the finish. 7%?? I'd never have guessed it

D-My first foray into the world of "Citra" hops and I am impressed. A lot of flavor in this beer.

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Photo of gatornation
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a deep peach amber color mostly clear but had a very nice 2 finger head with a tan collar..smell was citrus,grapefruit hops smell but yes the rye smell was present also with a sweet malt smell..taste is first lots of floral citrus hops mixed in with some bitter pine taste next you get a dose of rye with a spicy earthy taste,,mouth feel is medium and smooth with some lingering bitterness you taste the rye in this in a very good way..overall a delicious ipa infused with rye lots of hops ..its very drinkable

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Photo of boomer31
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a rich deep orangish red with a tick white head. Transparent and gorgeous

S - Huge fruity citrus hop aroma. A hint of rye spice as well. Don't detect any malt just sweet hops

T - Piney hop followed by a dry grassy spicey finish. The rye really gives this excellent IPA a dry spicey finish, almost unbalanced in the back as it's terribly dry. But that is the only downside of this IPA.

M - Actually a very full bodied rich IPA. Highly carbed but not over the top.

D - Despite the dryness this is a fantastic IPA! I keep going back for more. I don't taste the ABV at all here, very nice for hophead.

Another great ber from THB. I ber this IPA would be phenomenal without the rye...the nose just explodes with hops as does the taste until you get the rye aftertaste.

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Photo of GeezLynn
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a orange brown shade with a solid white head head that is well-retained. Smell is heavy on citrus, with orange, grapefruit and even some pineapple. Malt is really obscured by a nice bundle of hop varieties. Flavor starts out with some nice light citrus hops followed by the unmistakable earthyness from the rye malt and some sweet caramel malt. Rye and alcohol combine for a good dose of spicyness which precedes a lengthy and very bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium and slightly oily with light carbonation.

This had a lot more citrus hop flavor than most of the Rye/IPA combos I've previously had, which I thought was an improvement over those other heavy, resinous versions. Another nice change up on the IPA style. Will look for it again.

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Photo of mothman
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beige head. Color is a clear copper orange.

Aroma: Lots of rye and hop resin citrus. Grassy, floral, grapefruit. Super hoppy. Lots of caramel malts and bready malts.

Taste: Very bitter. Lots of grapefruit citrus and floral hops. It is like eating hops. I also get some orange citrus. The rye is more bready and not spicy like some rye beers.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and then some with some creaminess. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean, but sticky from the hops.

Overall, it is a good beer, but it is super bitter. A 10 oz glass of this would be enough. Somewhat drinkable. Pretty good take on the style.

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Photo of kbutler1
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Poured into a pint glass a clear amber orange color with a nice thick 1 finger head that is fairly slow to settle. Good hops aroma coming from the nose with a mix of citrus, pine, and the slightly present rye aroma. Slightly sweet upfront then you are assualted with hop bitterness that starts slowly and builds to a nice level. Really good lace. Very refreshing and easy drinking for 7%. Ends with a lingering bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.

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RY-PA from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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