Hope & King Scotch Ale
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #88
Ranked #15,984
3.9 | pDev: 8.97%
Jul 03, 2023
Jan 28, 2003
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.
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a crowler that was canned just under a month ago. Pours a clear dark brown with a smallish tan cap that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt and peat. Flavor follows the nose, smoky peat and roasted malt. Slight chocolate and dark bread notes. Feel is medium bodied and low in carbonation. Overall, a nice Scotch Ale.
Jul 03, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap. Lighter brown opaque body with a khaki cap. Caramel malt leads the aromas with cocoa, mild earth, and a whisper of plum. Taste leads with a trio of toasted caramel, cocoa, and very gentle peat to the earth, dark fruit notes are faint with tobacco whispers. Feel is smooth and leans lighter for style, some booze warmth pokes through here and there, good balance.
Jun 08, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 4 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap. Light khaki head. Copper color.

Caramel, toffee, lightly Smokey, bacon, and red apple skins. Smooth and creamy feel. Well balanced. Medium bodied with a lot of flavor. Would be a great beer to drink with smoked meat.
Jun 01, 2019
Rated: 4 by CCutch from Minnesota

Oct 19, 2017
Rated: 4 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by socon67 from New York

Jul 27, 2017
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Rated by mrsockless from Minnesota

4.94/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
An awesome winter sipper for the thirsty Minnesotan, the Hope & King is one of the standout year-round beers at one of Minnesota's best breweries.
Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by jsprain1 from Minnesota

Oct 23, 2016
Rated: 4 by Jodio from Texas

Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by NSXAG from Arizona

Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Apr 28, 2016
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Reviewed by maedhros09 from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours kind of a brownish amber color. Sweet caramelly bready malts dominate with some fruity esters. Not much in the way of balancing hops, but this is pretty consistent with the style. A bit too sweet for my own taste but still nicely done.
Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by briguy93 from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by emerge077 from Illinois

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by ANiklaus from Minnesota

Sep 29, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by LambicLion from Minnesota

Sep 28, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Sep 01, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: On tap at the brewery. The glass is filled to the rim with a dark mahogany liquid with a slight chill haze. S: Malty caramel nose with a slight hint of banana. T: Slight roast, caramel, toffee and slight chocolate, a little anise in the finish and not a lot of hop presence. F: medium full body, medium carbonation – a little more than it needs. O: A good Scotch ale that borders on brown ale territory..
Aug 13, 2015
Hope & King Scotch Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 188 ratings