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Hope & King Scotch Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Hope & King Scotch Ale
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BA SCORE
88
very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of the classic ale that originated in Glasgow, Scotland. A full-body ale, rich in malt complexity. Brewed with both English and American barley and many, many specialty malts allowing hints of roasted chocolate, caramel and raisins with very little hop presence.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-28-2003)
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California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-20-2012 23:41:09 | More by GRG1313
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SweJon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-12-2012 18:49:29 | More by SweJon
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augustgarage

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-05-2012 17:00:47 | More by augustgarage
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.3%

05-25-2012 03:34:12 | More by Hopstout
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

On Tap at Town Hall Brewery.

Appearance - Dark Brown with a red tint at the bottom. Head is about 1 finger in width that fades in a couple of minutes.

Smell - Caramel, Toffee, Peated Scotch, Chocolate, and Burnt Malts. Smells just like a scotch ale should!

Taste - Much like the smell, we've got Caramel, Butterscotch, Chocolate, Toffee and Burnt Malts. Not as vibrant as others I've tried but still tastes rather good!

Mouthfeel - Very light bodied and very lightly carbonated as well. Very crisp, refreshing and very easy to drink

Overall - I figured I'd stop by here before I move out of town, and I'm glad I stopped by. Sure, I've have more flavorful Scotch Ales, but this is probably the easiest one I've had to drink thus far. Here's hoping that we'll one day see this in stores nationwide!

05-01-2012 21:42:14 | More by NuclearDolphin
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-18-2012 04:16:50 | More by djschnabel
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-01-2012 05:39:13 | More by Localdrinklax
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-18-2012 19:58:37 | More by Duff27
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-21-2012 03:36:50 | More by doucmehu
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TVolt1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-19-2012 03:14:54 | More by TVolt1
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psychotia

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-15-2012 01:58:07 | More by psychotia
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

On tap at the brewery poured into sampler glass. Pours a clear chestnut brown with white wispy head that leaves almost no lacing. Aroma is surprisingly sweet and vinous. Flavor is intensely rich and vinous, though it’s "rich" without being "thick" or syrupy. In fact it’s a pretty thin palate on this beer. Very modest hop bitterness. Light to medium-bodied mouthfeel. Very nice scotch ale!

02-14-2012 19:46:48 | More by CuriousMonk
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-05-2012 04:12:24 | More by HoistinBrews
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: A dark brownish ruby red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Decent two fingers of off white head with good retention and lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet and very bready aroma of malts. Lots of caramel and toffee. Big presence of dark raisins. Also some peat and hints of nuts and chocolate. Hops are very faint. Big on bready malts and fairly sweet.

Taste: A big mix of sweet and bready malts. A good taste of caramel, toffee, and raisins with a hint of prune. Hints of peat, chocolate, and nuts also linger. Light taste of earthy hops towards the finish. On the sweeter side but not overdone. Tastes good.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Light but somewhat chewy and very smooth.

Overall: A solid Scotch ale that makes a good option when seeking something lighter. Very nice use of malts.

02-04-2012 01:23:15 | More by MattyG85
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mellowmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-22-2012 16:12:27 | More by mellowmark
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Slimpo

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-18-2012 23:15:01 | More by Slimpo
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +12%

Appearance is perfect for the style, a brilliantly clear reddish/caramel brown, topped with a creamy tan head, leaves sticky webs of lacing.

Aroma is bready, malty and raisiny.

Taste is similar, getting raisin like from Special B, possibly some Munich there is a melanoidiny bread crust taste over plenty of pale malt. No there isn't any smoke or peat, Scottish ales don't taste like smoke or peat. OK, I got a little smoke on my 3rd pint, that I drank while eating some buffalo chicken.

Nice break from the hoppier beers I tend to drink, not getting much of anything in the way of hops.

Medium bodied, creamy good drinker especially for 6% ABV

01-05-2012 01:01:17 | More by mschofield
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-04-2012 02:56:45 | More by nmann08
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Heavenisbeer

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Toffee-amber color, with moderate lacing and a thin white head.

S: Light coffee, milk chocolate, toffee, and sweet roasted malts. No distinguishable hops.

T: Toffee, dark fruits (raisins mainly), roasted malts, red apple, and metallic tinge. Very light hopping.

M: Light and spritzy, with no noticeable alcohol.

12-27-2011 01:44:06 | More by Heavenisbeer
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-16-2011 15:50:46 | More by richkrull
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Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-15-2011 20:28:18 | More by tvv375ia
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North Dakota

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-15-2011 01:38:12 | More by dizztracted
Hope & King Scotch Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.