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A form of this IPA has been brewed since Town Hall opened in 1997. It began as Town Hall's best selling beer and still holds that title. Influenced by the American IPAs brewed in California, Washington, and Colorado in the early days of craft beer. Therefor this version tends to have more balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness, compared to modern West Coast IPA's.
Typical to an IPA this beer is bitter and hoppy first. Strong piney and citrusy aromatics dominate the aroma. The flavor is very bitter forward and lingering well into the aftertaste. There is some caramel character which provides a slight contrast to the bitterness, but the beer is still definitively bitter.
Town Hall Brewery
Brewing in Minneapolis well before the craft beer wave; Town hall opened its doors 14 years before the iconic “Surly Bill” passed state legislation. The brewpub located in Minneapolis’s West Bank brews beers of all styles and has been greatly recognized winning a Minnesota record 14 Great American Beer Festivals medals. Town Hall always a rotation unique brews on tap, each week you are likely to find something new. As a brewpub Town Hall does not have the ability to distribute cans or bottles, instead you’ll find all of Town Hall’s beers only available in the tap room.