Mr. Huff Pale Ale | Hop City Brewing Co.

Mr. Huff Pale AleMr. Huff Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.09/5
77 Ratings
Mr. Huff Pale AleMr. Huff Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
hopcity.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Todd on 09-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,005
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
77
pDev:
16.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I began this latest quest on Monday, which was Canadian Thanksgiving Day, by scouring my backlog to see what Canadian beers might lay in wait. Unfortunately for my plans, two of the first three were a**kicking AMLs from Labatt & then I was on a planned expedition yesterday. This is less hair of the dog and more like the horse that I rode in on. This bottle was procured at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop here in Lancaster, PA.

From the bottle: "Craft with attitude.; "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 Cascade, Chinook, East Kent Golding and Fuggle hops, and a unique blend of 7 malts. Slightly sweet, with a medium body, and a flavorful & aromatic hop finish."

Yo, Mr. Huff is here! Man, I'm gonna Huff & puff and blow my mind down, dig? The challenge here is to Pop! the top off of his head & neck, man. You hold him steady while I use my handy opener with a coin so as not to bend the cap. Mr. Huff really appreciated my effort, so he got on the horn and now, CAPT Tripps is going to make a groovy appearance! Mr. Huff just slid into my awaiting glass and really dug it when I took him for a spin. He topped out with just under two fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention, but my scene isn't cleaning the sticky mess that he left behind, so he agreed to clean it up later. Speaking of clean, Mr. Huff is one clean machine, dig? I mean, he came on with this wild Coppery-Brown color (SRM = > 17, < 22) with the cleanest, brightest clarity that I have seen in a while! Man, Mr. Puff is welcome at my pad at any time & he knows it. He was wearing a really freaky cologne, man, earthy like he was doing some diggy-dirt gardening earlier & then rolled around in his stash for a while before stopping by. Man, the nark doggies must go wild when he's upwind of them! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was this wild mélange of crazy hops, man, like the time that Mr. Huff brought these crazy go-go dancers over & he, CAPT Tripps & I got it on with them in every way imaginable! Man, we were making these geometric shapes that that would make a math teacher blush. Here, the hops were coming from every which way, but not in that hammering way that I sometimes get from AIPAs. Mr. Huff invited some Englishmen along and they had that staid, upright way about them that seemed to keep things from getting wildly out of hand. The finish was cool, minty, lightly earthy, very mellow & kind of tea-like. Man, Mr. Huff, get them to put you in a CAN & you CAN come by any time! Now, I gotta see what CAPT Tripps has brought to the party!

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Photo of beersareonme
3.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent pale ale (think Alexander Keith's , without the mass-produced tinny-feel). Goes down clean, very refreshing. I'll reserve this one for those hot patio summer afternoons. Cheers.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
2.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JMili
3.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.02/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TMoney2591
2.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Am I the only one who thinks this sounds like some guy who's really into getting high off of glue? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper-amber topped by a finger of glowing dirty white foam. The nose comprises walnut, light dark greens, and a hint of menthol. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of candied orange peel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was a downright crappy pale ale. The hop character is nearly nonexistent, and the malts come through strange and muddled. Boo this.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
3.14/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pop-Pop1
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

very bland somewhat discouraging beer to drink. I will never buy again.

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Photo of Skabiski
1.73/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Very bland. Not much flavor or aroma.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.27/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TTripp725
3.21/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of snowghetto
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of USBBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

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

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of kfirestone
3.48/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of JasonL02
3.2/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Samp01
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of TerryW
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of RCLOHR267
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mattknueven
3/5  rDev -2.9%

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Mr. Huff Pale Ale from Hop City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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