Mr. Huff Pale Ale - Hop City Brewing Co.
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3.35/5 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.
Serving type: growler
06-22-2014 06:17:06 | More by biboergosum
3.81/5 rDev +24.1%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-16-2014 15:30:12 | More by Ipetitt
3.34/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
For Hop Heads looking for a good time....I would avoid this beer. For those that enjoy a solid pale ale that is slightly amber....this is for you. The beer poured a clear rich copper with thick white head that is leaving some lace. The scent carries faint alcohol....not much else. The taste is a nice malt with some bittering hops....fairly decent in balance. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall its not bad....but its also non-descripted.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2014 01:58:55 | More by WoodBrew
2.71/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Opted to try on draught at Pine Room Tavern in Nashville, IN. Attractive rich and deep amber complexion with fine off white head. Decent lace.
Aroma malty rather than hoppy. Not sure about this one.
Taste is more akin to a typical amber ale, with a slight skunkiness even. Most certainly an average brew with nothing to offer over or above other pale ales. Will not return to.
Serving type: on-tap
03-24-2014 17:01:00 | More by secondtooth
3.23/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A good solid three finger tall head, light tan with some creamy and pock marked top. Very good retention hanging out on the pour, sitting on top of a nice amber deep redish orange body, quite clear and minimal carbonation. Solid looking pale ale.
Good sense of biscuit like malts and dough. Some little brown sugar in there and small aromatics of floral character somewhat. Caramel light toffee. Some sensing bread dough and subtle sweetness.
Palate is quite empty. A slightly wet body, but made worse by the fact that there is nearly nothing going on the palate. Minimal malt action, no sense of sweetness or hinting dough that seemed prevalent on the nose. There's a residual small hop bitterness but it comes out as watered down brew with some hops in it. Really lacking, there isn't even an malt definition going on here, I was expecting just a hint of sweetness.
Aside from the fact this beer is really lacking it's not awful or difficult to drink, thus falling in the ok realm, but this needs some work.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 00:43:20 | More by smakawhat
Mr. Huff Pale Ale from Hop City Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.