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Hoppius Cascadium | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mothman on 05-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by GeezLynn:
Photo of GeezLynn
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light shade of amber with a big white head and good retention.

S: Surprisingly fruity hops. Citrus and pine, a little softer (pink grapefruit) and less herbal that I expected based on the name. A sweet caramel malt base shows nicely underneath.

T: A gaggle of hop flavors with a light toasty background. Pink grapefruit and soft citrus fruit flavors are most apparent. Cascade shows up as pine/grapefruit with decent bitterness but is mostly overshadowed by softer fruity hops. Finish is long, and a little spicy with building bitterness.

M: Very soft mouthfeel with light carbonation. Not my ideal feel for the style, but smoothness seems to work well here.

A different take on a pale ale from what I’ve had recently, but nice for a change of pace. The hop profile seems soft and more what I’m used to your typical IPA as opposed to an APA, and I would have preferred the brisk pine/herbal flavors to be more dominant.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Ryan (shadesofgray) for surprising us with this growler at a recent tasting. I was thinking that I would have to make it out to Town Hall again to have a shot at this.

The pour is an orangey golden color with just a touch of haze. A sticky 1-finger head bubbles up and in its departure leaves some spiderweb lacing and a smattering of little spots of foam.

Those folks at Town Hall know a thing or two about balancing malts and hops. Holy shit. Aromas of floral and citrusy hops explode from the mouth of the glass, tempered only slightly by a caramel sweetness from the malt backbone of the beer. On the palate, shades of Hoppius Cadcadium's big brother Masala Mama come through in full force. Apricot, peach, grapefruit, and a big floral hop aroma swirl about the palate. A good amount of bitterness comes through, too, enough that if I didn't know better, I would have guessed IPA. Again, the caramel malt tones the bitterness just so, giving a great balance to another MTHB masterpiece.

Medium textured, but surprisingly light, especially given the hop character that flows throughout every aspect of this beer. Somewhere between IPA and a light and refreshing APA, I would not turn this down given the chance to enjoy it again. Unfortunately, there was only one growler to go around!

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Photo of joshuaseresse
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler about a week ago. Split with some friends:

A - Nice dark, golden, honey amber color. Thick, frothy, creamy white head about a finger thick. Lacing sticks to the side and is really nice.

S - Light floral hops. Caramel malt backbone. Nice dank, pine hops with the slightest touch of honey. Citrus notes of orange and pineapple.

T - Nice bitter pine bite but not too over the top. Maltsz and creamy buttery caramel. Bits of orange and lemon rine.

M - A bitter drying effect. The pine is pretty bitter at the end. Creamy, smooth and full bodied.

O - A really nice APA. Most of the time when I rate beers, I look for huge flavor and smell, but given the season this is really enjoyable to sessionable. I could easy drink a growler of this to my self if I was outdoors canoeing or something along those lines. Really nice and enjoyable.

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

On tap at the brewery, poured into a pint glass.
A-Nice rich copper coloring, some carbonation, and a one inch head
S-Smells very fresh, with pleasant hop scent along with some citrusy elements
T-Nice and refreshing and balanced--great hop and malt taste, very crisp, some pine and citrus also evident
M-moderately bitter but very fresh--nice finish
O-one of the better APA's I've had in a long time. I will definitely be back for more soon.

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Photo of Penguin3200
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at town hall. Pours copper amber with one finger head. Smell is inviting. Mango and the cascade hops come through already. Taste is great along with the moutfeel. Good pale ale with the cascade hops taking over on the finish. Hops are present and the finish lingers long. Like it.

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Photo of mothman
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. 1 finger of beige head. Great retention and lacing all the way down the glass. Color is a clear copper amber.

Aroma: Pine hops and grapefruit citrus. A light bready/pale malt profile. Very earthy and fresh.

Taste: Bready malts up front. Then comes the hops. Floral and piney. Very earthy and fresh. Grapefruit citrus. Pretty much mimics the nose.

Mouthfeel: Very bitter, a bit smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky and hoppy.

Overall, another solid APA from Town Hall. Pretty drinkable. Nice and hoppy. A little too bitter for me, but I can manage. Solid.

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Photo of kbutler1
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Poured into a pint glass a clear medium colored copper color with a 1 finger light tan head. Nice pungent aroma of hops in the nose of citrus, grapefruit, and mixed with a slight tropical note. Medium mouthfeel. Orange and mango upfront with a building amount of bitterness. Bitterness lingers for a while in the back of the throat. Another great pale from Town Hall. My only watch out is that it may be a bit too hoppy for folks that don’t like hoppy pales. Nice lace left on the glass.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on draft into a 10 oz snifter

A- One finger head, slight carbonation, filtered, very clear, copper orange appearance, sticky lacing, great retention.
S- Very mild, refreshing, citrus, pine upfront, slight grapefruit aroma as well, very mellow.
T- Some malt backbone, very refreshing for a nice summer day, grapefruit, citrus and pine are present very balanced, nice earthiness, slight bitterness.
M- Medium mouth feel, slight bitterness, very smooth.
O- Very nice pale ale, not too outstanding but still solid, easy drinkability, I have yet to try a beer from Town Hall that has let me down.

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Photo of nbeattie
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap on a pint glass.

Poured a nice copper color. About an inch of head that held up well. Kept some head for most pod the glass and had good lacing.

Smelled of sweet malt with some pine.

Taste was a tiny bit sweet up front. Strong piney earthy hops that linger. Fairly bitter, but tasty.

felt fairly sharp up front with a lingering dryness.

Overall I thought it was actually a very good beer. Clearly ask about Cascade hops. If you like em, you'll love this beer!

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Photo of Kenai4
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery, Hoppius Cascadium.

What do we really need to know? It's hoppy and cascades are to blame.

Hazy-ish, amber-y color, slim, off-white head.

Aroma, big hoppitude, bitterness beats away the sweet…bright and citrus-y. Some piney-ness, too, without being too loud about it. Right on stuff.

Taste: Bam! Big hoppy bitterness beats down the door to the palate and jumps on board. Grips the palate with bitter hops, hangs on, holds it down…never lets it go.
And each sip deserves more.

A little caramel malt seems to lie below, just enough to let the hops bounce on it.
Mmmm, mm, mmm, this is one right on IPA, another great one from Hoops & Co.
Gotta love it. Damn good. Damn, damn, damn good!

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Hoppius Cascadium from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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