Tank Monkey | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mothman on 08-18-2011

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of doucmehu
3.57/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PappyVans
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of psychotia
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of younger35
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another Saturday morning, another great IPA by Town Hall. Drank from a generic tulip.

Appearance- Pours a light orange with great clarity and a HUGE one finger bright white head. So soft and creamy the head is maintained the entire beer. Lots of thick lacing left over as well.
Smell- Super fruity right from the start as the tropical fruits really shine. Pineapple, mango and grapefruit seem to burst out of the glass. Especially the mango scent, it’s potent. Beautifully hoppy and straight up west coast.
Taste- Much like the aroma the beer starts extremely fruity with a light bitterness that isn't overbearing in the least. Gobs of grapefruit and under ripened peach make up the majority of the flavor. Some orange peel like notes are noticeable too along with the lightest touch of malt hiding underneath. Maybe a touch of caramel but its teeny tiny and just a base for the real stars (hops). The finish is dry and fruity with a touch of warming booze.
Mouthfeel- Nice hefty body with a light zip of carbonation. The beer is fairly dry and the flavors really linger.
Drinkability- Definitely one of the best Double IPA's Town Hall has put out to date (that I've tried anyways). It’s very west coast and the hops are so fruity and vibrant. Really glad I got to try a glass before it disappears. Tasty!!

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Photo of joshuaseresse
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on cask at the brewery. I really enjoyed it on tap, so when I say it on cask I had high hopes. Poured into a 10oz glass:

A - Deep amber body with dark brown tones at the core. Two finger head thats really thick and stick, reminds me of a Guiness head, and the lacing is probably really good if you could move the head.

S - Fresh pine and lemon grass. Nice tones of grapefruit and hints of pineapple, orange and mango. Really clean and fresh smell.

T - Yeah, I like it better on tap than on cask. While this displays the same notes of citrus it also comes with tones of cream and pine leather. Little bit of candy sweetness.

M - Creamy and pretty smooth but I perfer to have my beer a bit cold and let it warm to room temperature rather then have it at 52 degrees.

O - Yeah its good but its better on tap then in a cask. The flavor profiles were all there but the mouthfeel and the look were just a bit off. I'd give it another try at least (please don't take this as a knock against the beer, its great, its just better on tap, so try it on tap before trying it on cask.)

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Photo of FightingEntropy
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 10 oz glass--cascade from the bottom of the glass is absolutely gorgeous--it's what one imagines beer to be at it's very best. Light brown as it starts to settle, a fluffy bright white head forms and lingers above of the copper with gold highlights to charge the anticipation for this double IPA. Can't find the description, so don't remember anything about the composition of this one. Bright citrus and light lemon, earth notes with some resin, pine, and a big hop spice with a trace of pepper. Great nose followed by a creamy malt sweetness, caramel and then--the bite! Hops dig in hard on the back of the tongue to counterbalance the silky sweetness. Very nice beer. Drove back to have another, though the first was the best--which I attribute to the vagaries of cask ale. Didn't get the pushed version, but would guess brightening this beer up would be pretty good as well.

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Photo of jera1350
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a goblet a coppery color with a lovely cap of casked foam. Oh so creamy with outstanding head retention and plenty of sticky lacing.

The scent is mostly of hops with pine and citrus coming through. It's not as in your face as I would hope, but still pleasant. A little buttery caramel as well.

The taste is great. Really quite balanced. The hops provide bitterness, but it's really tolerable and doesn't tire the palate out. Getting pine and citrus to go with the leafy and pungent hops as well as the butterscotch/caramel malt backbone. Great taste that goes down too easy.

Thanks to the casking, the mouthfeel is heavenly. Velvety and pillowy, the carbonation is just incredible. The body is medium-full and every so smooth. Perfect feel that goes so well with the style.

Loved this one. This drinks incredibly due to the balancing. I could do a couple of these with ease. I would order up this one again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of kbutler1
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Clear, light copper color with a light tan head. Malty, citrus, and slight pine. Pretty pungent aroma, fresh. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet citrus start with a nice bitter rind kick that pops in mid drink. Some pepper as well along with some really nice tropical notes. Ends with a lingering bitterness. Some lace. Well done.

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Photo of TheDudeRules
3.2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a 10oz snifter.

Cloudy orange color. A fingers worth of head. Sweet tropical on the nose. Hop bite with a vengeance. Malty and slightly sweet. Incredibly dry on the finish. The bitter crushed aspirin aftertaste. Yuck.

Glad I tried it but I was less than impressed.

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Photo of ChrisPro
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Alex for another awesome growler share.

A - Dark golden-orange, with solid foam from a growler pour.

S - Nice grapefruit and lemon nose with a strong garlic and onion tucked behind it, but not overpowering.

T - little malt flavor and just some sweetness to balance the awesome hop flavors all over my palate. Great tropical fruits and citrus dance across my tongue. Exceptional flavor.

M - Oil, light carbonation, but it works for me. No alcohol detected.

O - Fantastic flavor, and if the nose were as powerful, it'd be exceptional. Not sure that the garlic/onion (summit?) works for me, but i'm a bit picky on those aromas. As is, it's still a fantastic brew that I'd love to try again.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a kickass stone growler obtained by Alex.

A - Brownish/orange body with a nice beige head that settled to a partial film on the top with just some minor lace left on the sides.

S - Lots of tropical fruit, some oily resin, and a malt backbone.

T - Tastes like the nose. Unlike Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, which I drank the day before, the tropical fruit on this one is just about right. A little bit of resin bitterness on the end which adds some complexity to this and cuts through the fruity sweetness.

M - Medium bodied, lower carbonation.

O - Would drink this again, it's got an easy flavor profile and goes down quite nicely without alcohol getting in the way. At over 8% you can drink a lot of this and probably get drunk rather quickly.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool TH Stone growler bought by Alex for me at Great Taste.

A - Pours a orange/red copper color, thin collar, some whisps on top.

S - Sweet tropical fruit notes, nice malty notes melded in between the bitter hops. All very smooth an enjoyable. I'm really a huge fan of any tropical fruity sweetness, and this one sure had it.

T - Same as the nose. Big tropical fruit, some malt, lots of crisp bitter hops. The alcohol is barley detectible, if just ever so slight. Just a sweet hoppy bombardment with a touch of malts in there.

M - Light to medium, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - Yet another winner from TH. This is exactly how I like my DIPA's, smooth and easy to drink with lighter alcohol. If you get a chance, try this one, I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone growler purchased at Great Taste of the Midwest. Served in a Heady Topper glass.

A - Two fingers of off-white foam settle to a thin cap, leaving behind minimal lacework. Transparent dark golden body.

S - Huge tropical fruits, some light dankness and a hint of chives. There's some malt character present by way of brown sugar, but it's fairly low. Reminds me a little of Hop Suey, but more restrained and less boozy.

T - Again, tons of tropical fruits, citrus, light dankness, a bit of zesty herbs, and some nice some balancing brown and burnt sugar sweetness. Bitterness is moderate and pleasant.

M - Sticky, resinous, medium body, with lower carbonation, and a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish after a half-glass. Could stand to be a little dryer.

D - Great beer. This actually drained quicker than Russian Roulette even though we opened it after. A very nice DIPA than can more than hold its own against Surly Abrasive, the other Twin Cities contender. I hope they make this one regularly, as I would certainly have it again.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

10 oz pour on tap into a snifter.

A- One finger off white head, really nice lacing, clear orange bronze color.
S- Really nice aroma, big floral hops hit the nose right away, peach, pine, citrus, grapefruit, nice malt base, more sweet than bitter in the aroma.
T- The taste is a lot more bitter than the aroma, nice grassy flavor, pine, grapefruit, slight citrus, malt, well balanced overall.
M- Medium mouth feel, well carbonated, dry finish.
O- This beer is really tasty and refreshing, easy drinkability, love the hops in this one, would definitely order again.

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Photo of mothman
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served with a finger of off white head. Decent retention with a lot of sticky lace. Color is a clear golden bronze.

Aroma: dank, weedy, and hoppy. Floral and grassy with a lot of citrus. Very fresh.

Taste: sticky and hop resiny. Dank and weedy. Grassy. A lot of grapefruit citrus. I dig it.

Mouthfeel: sticky and bitter. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall this was a really solid double ipa and very easy to drink. Definitely west coast flavored. I want more of this one.

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