Euphoric | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by younger35 on 04-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 8
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Town Hall Euphoric, Red IPA, with Simcoe hops, approximately 7% a.b.v.

Utterly hazy, deep burgundy hue, multitudinous bubblation at the bottom. Creamy head rests at about 1/2 and sticks around, leaving lace.

Aromatics, abundantly hoppy. A great big, bittersweet, fruity explosion of Simcoe, a key component in many of favorite IPAs. Ruby red grapefruit nestled in pine needles, coated in orange and tangerine. Slightly sweet and sticky, never-stop hops.

Taste: a brisk blast of bitterness, washed in a lush, fruity wave of malt. A greet sweep of hoppy deliciousness, with a fierce, but fading bitterness. Flavor lingers long on the palate, body is full, even plump.

Town Hall has a history of experimenting with different pale ales, American and English-style, mostly APA. Nice, hoppy sessionable, terrifically tasty pale ales. Some beer geeks I know of made stinks on the internet when these new variations were released along the lines of "ho,hum, another pale ale." Are they only happy with sour ales, barley-wines, and bourbon barrel imperial stouts? Maybe they'll be slightly satisfied with an excellent IPA like this. Oh, wait, it's not a 12 % Imperial IPA aged on oak, with vanilla nibs? Forget it!

Am I becoming one of those grumpy old dudes complaining those young whipper-snappers? Maybe. Never mind, I've got a growler to finish.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Scarlet red body. Very slight haze. Steady and consistently dense off white head. Retention is outstanding as is the lacing. On the nose there is caramel malt goodness with hops contributing tropical fruits, pine and grasssiness. Awesome aroma. Flavor follows suit. Pretty bright. Great carmelized malt base. Hops are resiny, lightly pungent, orange marmalade like and grassy. Bitterness is pretty clean and even keeled. Drinkability is through the roof as usual with Town Hall IPAs and DIPAs. This is really becoming a "ho hum" experience with TH. And that's meant as the greatest of compliments. I.E. "Another Pale" or "Another DIPA" = another "Exceptional Beer".

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Photo of ZAP
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of TH's best beers. Awesome citrus/tropical fruits aroma and taste....tangerines...mangos...papaya (big time)....along with peaches, and f'n fruit cocktail both on the aroma and taste....bitterness is low but this is flatout loaded with a tasty hoppiness....malt is simply there to balance and does a great job of adding substance and a light soft caramel feel.

Body is perfect....medium to full...somewhat creamy...probably stradles the line between an IPA and DIPA...pours a nice amber and probably would fit best as a Red IPA if there was such a category....

I'd love to see this become a regular beer. Reminds me of a bigger flavored itasca Pale Ale from Rock Bottom. I'll drink this all day and every day over Masala Mama....If you put this in bottles and sold it in six-packs this would be legendary across the country. I can not state how much this beer impresses me. Put it this way...I was debating on cracking this growler tonight and was not totally fired up to drink it but after one sip and smell I was all in and totally enthralled with it...One word....Awesome!

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.63/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery poured into a sampler glass. Pours a clear, red caramel color with a 1 finger head of ligh tan. Really nice hoppy nose of orange rind with slight pine. The hops profile is apparent in the flavo right off the bat with a slight sweet start that pretty much stays the whole time but you get a building hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers on slightly. Medium mouthfeel and lacing throughout. A little bit of a letdown after the bartender highly recommended it as I was finishing up the better Masala Mama IPA.

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Photo of seeswo
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New Red IPA from a growler courtesy of my man klikger. Thanks!

Pours red, copper color with a nice tannish head. Looks great. Smells of big citrus hops and huge (for the style) malt sweetness. Taste is an interesting spin on Masala Mama - if you've had both it is clear that they are related. Big hops, some citrus, a bit of pine carry all the way through and are balanced strongly with big, candy sugar malts. The 'red' element of this beer is almost lost, though it seems to influence the malt bill a bit (as I understand it). Either way, this is really a tasty beer. The mouthfeel is good carbonation and some sugariness hangs on the tongue, but it works. Overall, this is a really good one.

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Photo of kbutler1
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft. Served at Town Hall in a pint glass. Pours a clear, red caramel color with a 1 finger head of ligh tan. Really nice hoppy nose of orange rind with slight pine. The hops profile is apparent in the flavor right off the bat with a slight sweet start that pretty much stays the whole time but you get a building hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers on slightly. Medium mouthfeel. Nice lace as well. WAY too easy drinking!

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Photo of younger35
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been on a low carb diet as of late but its time to cheat and enjoy a few beers from the best brewpub in the country. Drank from a generic pont glass.

Self described Red IPA.

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear reddish copper burnt orange with a beautiful one finger creamy white head. Great cap and collar is maintained the entire beer with TONS of thick lacing.
Smell- Plenty fruity with a sort of peachy mango nose from the start. Bits of pineapple and grapefruit sneak in but the beer isn't all that tropical smelling. The malt is apparent as well with a small candy sweet smell in the background.
Taste- Thankfully that candy smell in the nose doesn't fully translate to the taste, although it is there. Slightly grassy with a kiss of peach and plenty of bitter grapefruit rind. The bitterness is deceiving, brash one sip, soft the next. Almost a prickily pear fruity bite before just a touch of lightly sweet, lightly toasted malt works in.
Mouthfeel- Medium body with a oily silkiness to it and soft massaging carbonation.
Drinkability- This reminds me of a sort of softer Nugget Nectar. What I mean by that is the beer doesn't have that aggressive hoppy bite that NN does (and what makes it great btw). Really tasty brew that was sort of unexpected in style. Enjoyed thoroughly (as I do with most beers checked full of Simcoe).

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Euphoric from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.46 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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