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1800 Old English IPA - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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1800 Old English IPA
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 14
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Recreated from an IPA recipe Mike Hoops found from the year 1800. The recipe was altered slightly with the british style hops additions (5 lbs per barrel) spaced out more during the boil to allow the beer to be drinkable now instead of months after a sea voyage.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 07-30-2004)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

bishopdc0, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

64 oz. growler bought from the brewpub with a date of 2/22. Poured into a Town Hall Chalice glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Starts with a big four finger off white head that quickly fades into a thin patch. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Aroma is a bold but very balanced mix of bitter hops and sweet malts. Earthy and citrus hops with hints of orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon. Some spicy pine and floral aromas. Big malt profile with good hints of bready biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, nuts, and grains. Some candied sugar and a little hint of honey. Leans a little more to the bready malt side but the balance is pretty good with a strong hop presence. A nice spicy full aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, although the malt presence is even stronger. Very bready toasted malt presence up front with a taste of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, yeast, and nuts. Some sweet sugar and honey notes linger around. Solid hop presence with a nice spicy kick of floral hops and pine resin. Notes of citrus orange, grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine. The spice is so noticeable that it seems like there is some rye in the mix as well. A pretty good balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, spicy, and smooth. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A very good take on the style. Very English with a strong malt balance to the hops. Really nice spice going on here.

MattyG85, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

sacrelicio, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of MinorThreat
3/5  rDev -26.7%

MinorThreat, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of taospowder
4.5/5  rDev +10%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1800 Old English pours a slightly dark golden color, with not much head. There was a nicely balanced malty/hoppy aroma. The taste is the same good balanced between hops and malts, but still bold flavors. Good full body, and strong flavors, and has a good dry finish. Overall a nice potent English style IPA.

vette2006c5r, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Weli
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale copper colored pint, with ok clarity and half inch of white to off white head

S- Subtle and subdued English hop character, very floral and spicy.

T-Very spicy almost peppery hop flavor, with a mild earthy character, Interesting mix of hops and wood flavors, malt is pleasing, but mainly stay in the background

M- Medium bodied medium carbonation, Dry finish

O-Really interesting IPA, cool drinking an interpretation of a historic beer recipe

Weli, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of josephwa
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

josephwa, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of HoistinBrews
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

HoistinBrews, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of MrBluto
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really liked this beer, and this was after having a different beer first (their Scotch ale) which may have affected my pallete. Even though it is an IPA (English) I thought it was very well balanced and not overly hoppish. It had a thick 1" head that settled like a Guinness but lasted throughout the drink. It had a floral nose, and the first sip was sweet, though it didn't last long...very nice! It was full bodied with a nice mouth feel and very light carbonation. The finish was moderate with a light bitterness. And the fact it was served at standard cask temperature (around 52 F) made it an overall enjoyable beer. I would definitely order again!

MrBluto, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ObeMaltKinobee, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

bpfrush, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

eawolff99, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev -2.2%

bluckbeyes, Jul 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

GRG1313, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

herman77, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

fuzzcherry, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

MITCHELLMPLS, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

psychotia, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of MBrausen
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a pint glass.

A. Pours a nice golden yellow, a nice one finger head, resides to a thin foam ring with a nice island.

S. Smells very flora, mild hops and a nice sweetness.

T. Tastes of sweet hops, barley, a little malty with a mildly bitter finish.

M. Medium thin body, slightly chewy with a sweet dry finish.

O. A great beer. Light and easy to drink even with the high ABV. This could easily be a session beer for me. Just a good beer to drink anytime. Well balanced and smooth.

MBrausen, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

KAF, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

danjohn1234, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to LaCoursiere for sending me this brew...

A: Pours a translucent honey with shades of red and orange. There is about a half finger of pure white head that settles quickly. There is very little lacing as it drinks.

S: The smell of this beer is big bitter hops, caramel malt, rose, and rust. It starts out ok, but it's terrible as it warms.

T: There is a nice initial kick of hoppy bitter, but that doesn't last too long. I'm bombarded by floral and citrus notes. There is a big malt undertone, but it ends with is huge grapefruit kick.

M: Medium bodied beer. Big bitters up front and a dry finish.

O: I'm not overly impressed by this beer. I might even be a bit disappointed.

trxxpaxxs, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

nmann08, Jan 04, 2012
1800 Old English IPA from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.