Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Good As Gold IPA

Had a pint of this at the pub last Wednesday, and liked it so much that I took a growler of it home, this time a 64 ounce. Time to get a little more familiar with Good As Gold IPA, 6.6% ABV.

Lightly hazed, bright golden coloring, nearing on amber, slimmish ivory head. Looking good.

In the nose: tangerines and grapefruit, lemon and orange. Bold citrus. Mild bitterness. Big fruit.

In the mouth: Juicy, fruity, crisp, refreshing. Delicious malt at the base, bright and beautiful hops at the top. Fresh, zesty, hitting all the right flavor notes. Traces of pine to match the cities, ending on a dry note. Not too bitter, but bursting with citrus hop notes. Definitely downable, decidedly delicious.

Here's a little descriptor I pulled from a 3rd party source (it's not even on the THB website yet): West Coast style IPA using Golden Promise as a base malt, plus a few others for added character. Hopped in the kettle and fermenter with Mosaic and El Dorado. Some honey in the kettle as well.

Yet another tasty one from Town Hall. These guys just do not fail.

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