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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The base of the beer includes English two-row malt and pale crystal malts, establishing an understated sweetness. To give Hugh Malone its hop character we use generous portions of Simcoe hops at three points in the brewing process. To begin with, we use a technique referred to as first wort hopping, in which Simcoe is added to the sweet wort as it enters the kettle. When the wort comes to a boil in the kettle we add Warrior hops, adding another layer to the bitterness of the beer. Later in the brewing process we steep a large amount of Simcoe in the whirlpool to impart a distinct hop aroma. Finally, during secondary fermentation in our conditioning tanks, we dry hop the beer, which instills a hoppy aroma with notes of pine and grapefruit. This 8.5 % ABV ale has a malty palate and a pronounced bitterness. It has a pleasant dry, hoppy finish. Original Gravity: 1080 by volume. Recommended Serving Temp: 45 degrees to 50 degrees F. Recommended Cellaring Temp: 55 degrees F

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5034) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian tulip glass. The beer is a pale gold with a huge head of white foam. Very fluffy head. The aroma has musty and sweet grainy notes. Some mild banana notes. Some dried hay. Sweet and effervescent taste. Mild pine bitterness comes through. Lighter to medium body. Way more refreshing than I ever would have expected. Fairly dangerous, really. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5673) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Aroma is tropical fruit, lemon, lime and spices/Belgian yeast. The flavor is tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, mild sweetness/sugar, malts and a tart/dryish/bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with large frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is herbs, spruce, floral. Medium mouth, citrus, spice, yeast, light dry finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heather_B (249) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2015
One and only time having this was on 3.26.14. Bottled. I should start by saying, I love Simcoe so this will be a positive rate. The hops come through in the nose and in the taste. Not super juicy but I get some pine and a little bit of some oranges at the finish. Some yeastiness to the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1106) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy golden color with s nice white head. Aromas of citrus, Belgian yeast, light candied sugar. Medium bodied, very nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arseniq33 (62) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
From a bottle to a tulip. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. The smell is a lot of hops and that distinctive fruity belgian yeast smell. I also get the lemon and pepper that you’d typically get in a saison. Without any surprise, the taste is citrusy and piny hops. Good bitterness and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
packers188 (55) - - NOV 8, 2015
Nez: houblon et epices Visuel: moyenne effervescence, mousse cremeuse et persistante biere couleur jaune paille Gout: bonne équilibre belge-ipa Manque peut etre un peu d'amertume 7,3 % Novembre 2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
appearance: clear golden, with a big, bright white, frothy head. aroma: bright--citrus is strong up front, with blood orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest; then comes honeyed graham crackers and a bit of pie crust and white pepper. taste: slightly sweet, crackery-honey malts, then floral, citrus, and grassy hops. finish: smooth, but also lively, with a bit of yeasty sweetness and a delicate dry palate. notes: Feels more like a Belgian IPA, but that’s just a quibble. What it is, is a great beer. Good palate. Just enough sweetness to add character and balance out a judicious and surgeon-like application of hops. Would drink again. Bottle from Roots Market in Olney, Maryland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strife21 (316) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Pours hazy golden yellow with thin white head. Smell is hop, bread and a little funk. Taste is hops, citrus, bread and a little bit of yeast. Medium body medium carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5451) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle in Chevy Chase. Nice amber body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, toasty, sweet. Taste is sweet, caramel, malts, some honey. Pretty nice actually. Nice one.

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