Helltown Purgatory - English-Style Summer Ale - Helltown Brewing
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.16/5 rDev -12.7%
If this is your first Helltown beer, I can guarantee that their others are not like this.
This is a weird beer, and not at all what I expect to be getting from Helltown. This German/English hybrid seems fairly evident, but it's just...weird. Odd mix of flavors: tangy, nutty, very mild spicy. No cohesion, as it just seems all over the place. This is weird, and it just doesn't work. At all. Can I find an IPA from Helltown already, for the love of Pete.
03-19-2013 00:21:38 | More by RblWthACoz
3.43/5 rDev -5.2%
An emailed reply from Shawn at Helltown notes that they call this an English Style Summer Ale.
Pours a very hazy dirty blonde. Head retaining okay for the lack of height.
A little tinny, a little toasty, a little apple-y, and a lot musty. Can't wrap my head around it. Pungent enough to be smelled two feet away.
Soapy and bitter with a flamboyant ale yeast. Toasted grains with the husks left on. Citrusy hops that aren't sweet. Nutty and almost woody. English style balance.
Low on carbonation all the way to the finish where it zips a bit. Wet medium body that feels nice.
I'm gonna call this one a pale mild bordering on a bitter, because the hops are soft enough. Not bad. I'd dig into another one.
07-17-2012 21:16:29 | More by thecheapies
4.08/5 rDev +12.7%
Helltown : Purgatory
LOOK: Pours a pale hazed gold color with a white foam collar.
SMELL: Sweet citrus hops, honey like malt.
TASTE: Citrusy hop character like fresh squeezed oranges, complimented by a mild bitterness and a firm maltyness. Malt flavor is rich with suggestions of cocoa and tree nuts. Finishes with a bitter citrus punch and a tangy English ale yeast expression. This is a well balanced brew.
FEEL: Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation.
OVERALL: English Pale Mild is a good descriptor of this beer. The hops used were a bit more American, but it works great here. Helltown is a fine little brewery and so far everything they've done has been excellent.
11-26-2012 22:02:48 | More by Stinkypuss
Helltown Purgatory - English-Style Summer Ale from Helltown Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.