Hope & King Scotch Ale
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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From:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #86
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,278
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 8.97%
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
107
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 30, 2022
Added:
Jan 28, 2003
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  12
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: 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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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
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Reviewed by lupercmda from North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at brewery. Deep reddish hue with minimal carbonation. Taste is unbalanced with hops predominating the taste. Not what I expect in a scotch ale. Expect much more maltiness with this style.
Aug 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.52 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Aug 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob from New Jersey

Aug 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by NateMac13 from Illinois

Jul 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nat1975 from Indiana

Jul 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

Jul 24, 2015
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the brewpub.
Served in a pint glass.
Good looking red-amber body topped by a decent head.
This is a solid mainstream Scotch Ale that is at least on par with the typical version found in Scotland. Plenty of medium malt flavor and no off-notes in the nose or taste.
Jul 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by greenspointexas from Texas

Jul 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by BigAl18 from Minnesota

Jun 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by nyrblue2 from New York

May 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

May 10, 2015
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Rated by Briancaldel from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Deep rich copper color with Amber tones and a light white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Very smooth with light carbonation. It a good new go to beer
Apr 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.13 by nathanmiller from New York

Mar 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by mervmurry from Ohio

Feb 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by clausr from Iowa

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by ovaltine from Indiana

Jan 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by kmanjohnson from California

Jan 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Jan 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by DaveMiller from Minnesota

Dec 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.26 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Dec 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Dec 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.77 by Kark from Minnesota

Dec 22, 2014
Hope & King Scotch Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 185 ratings