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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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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 15.43%
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 TTripp725
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -3.5%
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 +12.5%

Photo of USBBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

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

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of kfirestone
3.48/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of JasonL02
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Samp01
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
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 -3.5%

Photo of RCLOHR267
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of mattknueven
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of LowRG
3.48/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Yanknonion
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of horsediggs101
2.24/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Jramage1
4.04/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Auraan
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
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 +4.5%

Photo of JeffKowalek
2/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of DMBfanCoop1258
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of MasterOfArgos39
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.37/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of Draesith
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Ipetitt
3.82/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mr. Huff was a pleasantly surprising Pale. Starting with the appearance, it had a nice amber/ caramel color, a bright cloudy head with awesome retention. The nose was strongly hop forward, with notes of citrus and biscuit. The mouthfeel is quite clean and left me quenched. As far as pales go, this one is a great entry point in the category as it presents a nice pine, floral and biscuity nose and doesn't leave the drinker feeling dried out. Very good pale.

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Mr. Huff Pale Ale from Hop City Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.