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1800 Old English IPA - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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1800 Old English IPA
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 13
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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Photo of MattyG85


4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

03-01-2013 07:12:20 | More by MattyG85
Photo of sacrelicio


4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-21-2013 21:24:48 | More by sacrelicio
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

02-14-2013 03:51:18 | More by MinorThreat
Photo of taospowder

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-07-2013 17:17:27 | More by taospowder
Photo of vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

01-27-2013 19:46:49 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of Weli


4.06/5  rDev -0.7%

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

01-19-2013 14:21:14 | More by Weli
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-13-2013 21:59:33 | More by spycow
Photo of josephwa


3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-08-2013 19:14:57 | More by josephwa
Photo of HoistinBrews


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2013 01:03:25 | More by HoistinBrews
Photo of MrBluto


4.68/5  rDev +14.4%

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!

09-02-2012 23:57:00 | More by MrBluto
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-15-2012 10:28:07 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-13-2012 01:29:02 | More by bpfrush
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-27-2012 22:56:02 | More by eawolff99
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-26-2012 22:51:31 | More by bluckbeyes
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-20-2012 23:38:39 | More by GRG1313
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-17-2012 13:51:39 | More by herman77
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-26-2012 00:51:47 | More by fuzzcherry


4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-03-2012 06:01:48 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-29-2012 02:00:26 | More by psychotia
Photo of MBrausen


4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

01-23-2012 22:33:04 | More by MBrausen
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-20-2012 15:00:14 | More by KAF
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-18-2012 22:17:29 | More by danjohn1234
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New York

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

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.

01-07-2012 23:40:27 | More by trxxpaxxs
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-04-2012 02:56:10 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-28-2011 18:24:02 | More by FreshmanPour77
1800 Old English IPA from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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