Andy's Ale | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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89
very good
26 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bighuge on 12-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.97/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: clear, clean, amber, slight white head.

Aroma: lightly hoppy aromatics. Matched well with malt, minor bitterness, major fruity esters.

Taste: Interesting and complex in flavor. Hop forward, with an intriguing mix of fruity association, apples, apricots, white grapes, with an astringent hop texture that never quits. Body is medium, with a long, bittersweet finish. Again, I'm missing information, but it seems like it's about 5 to 6 percent ABV. A delicious pale ale, for sure.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a nelson hopped pale ale, and a darn good one. its unique in that it has quite a malt profile to it as well. so often these more tropical type hops get wheat or pils or pale two row base malts and thats about it, they are kept intentionally light to not let the caramelized sweeter richer grain distract from the nuances of the hops very much. i love hoppy beer like that, i often regard it as my favorite type, but i like this too, and it takes a little more understanding as a brewer, but what a charismatic brew that has a kind of flavorful balance i have not often seen in hop forward brews. its copper in color, obviously some crystal malt happening in here, which when i first look at it turns me off, i think it will cover up the nelson, but how wrong i am. the nelson blasts through the bready grain with all of its glory, definitely on of my favorite hops, so distinct with passion fruit and white grape and pineapple. you wouldnt think that complexion would work so well with a sweeter, almost english pale type grain base, but it does! the flavors are all there, this is a really bold but also highly drinkable beer, and a cool showcase of just how versatile the nelson can be. it has a surprisingly light body for its color, which i think helps, and although the balance breaks down a little as it warms up, this recipe is genius and unlike other beer in the market. this was easily my favorite beer here at the town hall.

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Photo of mothman
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of mmulebarn
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of KarlHungus
4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer arrives a clear ruby red color. Th he head is one inch of solid off white foam that recedes slowly leaving sticky lacing along the sides of the glass. The aroma is very fruity with a ton of cherry and grapefruit, and some nice pine in the background. The taste has a similar fruitiness with a nice firm bitterness jn the finish. There is also a pleasant mild earthiness in the background that adds depth to the flavor. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a really good beer that I will be certain to order again.

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Photo of bishopdc0
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sacrelicio
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of KWMiles
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Mealhouse
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dizztracted
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of josephwa
2.5/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of Cyclone8
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of brydeen
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of herman77
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of pmccallum86
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of fuzzcherry
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ZAP
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an awesome beer this is...wish some place would make a beer like this their basic pale ale but perhaps the cost of the hops, etc is too much to do that. I eagerly anticipated this and saved it for Christmas Day and it meets and exceeds my high expectations.

A-Brunt orange colored....big frothy white head...

S-As good of a citrus aroma as you will find...fresh squezed oranges, and tangerines are big...also has some strong floral/weedy notes as well.

T-Perfect base malt...never jumps out but if I strain i get a little toffeish malt note....the hops lean more toward the weed/floral notes on the taste....a bit catty but good...grapefruit now becomes much more prevalent as well ...

M-Perfect body and feel....slightly dry on the finish.

O-Heck of a pale ale....Thanks to Big Hugey for securing this dandy for me and congrats to me for not drinking it sooner.

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Andy's Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.42 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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