West Bank Pale Ale | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

BA SCORE
82.3%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 96 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AleWatcher on 11-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,771
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
96
Liked:
79
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
8.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of chgobear
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of AleWatcher
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

mmm... I love me some pale ales!
on tap at Minneapolis Town Hall -- reviewed from short notes

Golden body, white head, nice lace. Good retention.
Smells nicely hopped, with grassy, floral, and citrus notes.
The taste is GREAT-- just like the nose indicates, but with a nice bitter punch at the back end.
The body is good-- medium, little oily, little prickly, good carbonation.
Overall-- I would certainly buy this if it were available. It is VERY nice, and easily one of the best beers I've had from the brewery!

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Photo of mellowmark
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of fuzzcherry
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThreeKingdoms
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of briguy93
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kark
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of kguard
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Jodio
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tikk
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PlacementSix
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Holland
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: appears an amber golden color with decent head and good retention for a pale ale.

S: a lot of citrus going on here, and a bit of that body odor smell that comes with it. Simcoe? Yes, there it is.

T: tastes amazing! This is likely the freshest pale ale I've ever had, but it tastes like someone squeezed a grapefruit in my glass and mixed it with beer. Has an incredible bitter and malty aftertaste, too.

M: simple pale ale style with a crisp feeling and medium-light body. Nice carbonation, but not overpowering.

O: drinkable and delicious...might get a growler of this to take home.

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Photo of wspscott
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pint glass at the bar

A: light copper color with a half finger off-white head, crystal clear.
S: Hops, massive amount of citrus and pine hops, very American.
T: Very sharp bitterness, I don't usually taste "cat piss" in beers, but I think that some people would find that "flavor" here. A different malt profile from Masala Mama, more rounded and sweet, complements the hops very well.
M: Low level of carbonation that seems to open up the beer.
O: An excellent APA, it seems that the brewers threw financial caution to the wind with regards to hop usage, appears to be an amazing amount of late additions were used here. Great beer and <5% (according to the menu). Very recommended.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heavenisbeer
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper, with great lacing and a two-finger dying head.

S: Smells of grapefruit, candied citrus, pine and some tropical fruits.

T: Hop-forward with a great malt backbone. As I like very hoppy beers, this is a little light for me, but great for the style (as always, I reviewed to the style). An excellent intro to hop-centric beers. A little soapy and metallic in the linger (not bad though).

M: Light feel, with medium carbonation.

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orange color with blond hue. Light but distinctive malt body and a zesty citrus hop character. Grapefruit, orange, mango notes coming through. A pleasing and clean finish that's dry and not bitter.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear, amber coloring, with a full, blooming ivory head of foam. Perfectly plays the part.

Aroma: Gorgeous. Light, airy, floral, and spilling over citrus. Alarmingly pleasant.

Taste: Bright, fresh, light and lovely. Absolutely everything you want in a pale ale. Lean bodied, lightly hoppy, just enough malt, expertly drinkable. Even tempered in all regards. Hoppy enough to keep it interesting, but not too much to make it distracting. Lean and clean malt profile. An excellent session ale, a damn near perfect pub ale. Set it down and throw your dart, pick it up again and take up where you let off in your story.

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Photo of MrUse
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mervmurry
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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West Bank Pale Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 82.3% out of 100 with 96 ratings
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