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Mr. Huff Pale Ale - Hop City Brewing Co.

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Mr. Huff Pale AleMr. Huff Pale Ale

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73
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-23-2013

The only thing we take more seriously than Mr. Huff’s head of hair is our beer: flavorful and complex. Mr. Huff is a 5.4% ABV, 40 IBU pale ale brewed using both American and UK hops, and a unique blend of 7 malts. Slightly sweet, with a medium body, and a flavorful and aromatic hop finish.

Malt Varieties: Pale Malt, Carastan, 2 types of Crystal, Munich, Caramel 80L, Black Malt, Torrified Wheat

Hop Varieties: East Kent Golding, UK Fuggle, Cascade, Chinook
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Photo of Skabiski
1.73/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Very bland. Not much flavor or aroma.

Photo of dsshuck
3.27/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TTripp725
3.21/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a burnt orange color body with a small head.
aroma has a mild hop aroma
taste is mild of hops.
mouthfeel is ok and overall average.

Photo of snowghetto
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of USBBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

Medium body -- even flavor throughout --- nice finish.

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of kfirestone
3.48/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of JasonL02
3.2/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Samp01
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep rusty brown with a medium beige head, some light lacing. Aroma and Taste is mild toasted grains, caramel malt and mild earthy hops bitterness. A medium body palate with moderate carbonation. Finish same as taste. This seems more lager than pale ale. Overall an ok drinking beer.

Photo of TerryW
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of RCLOHR267
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mattknueven
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of LowRG
3.48/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Yanknonion
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of horsediggs101
2.24/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Jramage1
4.04/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of Auraan
3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pleasant clear amber with a half-finger white head that receded quickly and left minimal lacing. A decent looking pale ale, but nothing special. Scents of floral jasmine-like hops, herbal, dank, hops, a hint of citrus, caramel and pine resin. A very nice, floral aroma that is wonderfully aromatic and floral. Flavor begins with a nicely dank and earthy herbal hop flavor with a nice floral hop flavor present as well. The middle leads into a nice, floral hop flavor and a bit of a wet earthy floral hop flavor, a bit of tangerine and a nice backbone of pale malt. Finish is lightly dry with notes of floral hops, wet earthy, herbal hops, a bit of citrus peel and a little hint of pale malt. Aftertaste is floral hops and a bit of biscuity malt. A nice pale ale flavor profile that is wonderfully floral with a nice dankness. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with light carbonation and a resinous, slightly drying feel. A nice, easily drinkable feel. Overall this is a nice floral pale ale that also adds some herbal and fruity flavors for balance in aroma and flavor. The mouthfeel is also quite nice. Overall a nice pale ale and well worth trying.

Photo of VinsanityDiesel
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of JeffKowalek
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DMBfanCoop1258
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of MasterOfArgos39
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.37/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

1L howler, at 5% ABV, from Sherbrooke Liquor - sadly hilarious how the only reviews for this Canadian beer thus far are from Americans.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of weakly puffy, anemically foamy, and generally wan dirty white head, which leaves some Avatar-homeland lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of semi-sweet, faintly biscuity pale and caramel malt, sugary white wine grapes, and leafy, floral hops. The taste is bready, slightly doughy, and ethereally crackery pale malt, more demi-sec white wine notes, a hint of innocuous stony minerality, and a certain perfumed floral hoppiness, one weirdly bereft of any sort of alcohol warming.

The carbonation is a bit peppy, and quite zippy in its wild-ish frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and plainly smooth, nothing else here really possessing the balls to make any particular sort of fuss. It finishes off-dry, the fruity maltiness really still the only game in town, as that neutered floral character finally blows off.

A simple, particularly English-leaning pale ale, i.e. the hops and malt both understated as hell in their assertiveness - though the latter seems the most egregiously so. Nothing all that worth seeking out, unless you're in the market for a meek, but still somewhat crafty ale for your group cabin and/or general seasonal bulk beer needs.

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Mr. Huff Pale Ale from Hop City Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.