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Hope & King Scotch Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Hope & King Scotch Ale
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 73
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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Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

MattyG85, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +2.3%

richkrull, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev +2.3%

augustgarage, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

HardWater, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bigbeers84, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tvv375ia, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

GeezLynn, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +2.3%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of TastyTaste
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good offering from TH. Translucent maroon colored, with a whitish head. Smells malt and roasted, with a little hint of alcohol. A nice thick beer, with a strong flavor. Was pretty close to a stout, only with more of a bite. I definitely will be getting this again.

TastyTaste, Dec 27, 2003
Photo of herman77
4/5  rDev +2.3%

herman77, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

sacrelicio, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

HoistinBrews, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

four91, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

millelacsmark, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of N_Schleret
4/5  rDev +2.3%

N_Schleret, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Wobbly, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +2.3%

MattXT, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of beckje01
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint at the bar right infront of the hand pull.

A- a dark color very still as expected from a cask beer with a half inch of head.

S- rich malty aromas

T- mild yet complex malt at times water taste comes through a bit but has a slight hop end to it

M- smooth with very little carbination

D- Easy to drink a really just a good beer, I would love to have a few and a big dinner.

beckje01, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of NuclearDolphin
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

NuclearDolphin, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

fredmugs, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

fuzzcherry, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

3Hops, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

capuchinpilates, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Kenai4, Apr 24, 2014
Hope & King Scotch Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.