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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Not notably bad or good. With so many other Allagash offerings, this would not be my recommendation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
750 ml bottle, I believe I got it from michael-pollack. So Iíll say thanks again, Pollack! I entered it in my cellar database, looking at the style here and not seeing "Belgian IPA" on the label. 2011 vintage. Whoops. But hey, this was great. Poured a cloudy but bright gold with a finger of soft, frothy white head that stayed for a while. Aroma of bready malts, straw, funk, grass, and citrus. Flavor of bready and dry malts, grass, floral notes, oak chips, and light funk. Light-bodied, with a dry, spicy mouthfeel that has medium carbonation and finishes bitter. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2012 vintage bottle, with a differing ABV of 7.3%. Pours cloudy golden with a huge ice cream head that leaves thick, chunky lacing inside the glass. The nose is citrusy and doughy. Flavors are very well-integrated, with citrus, bread, some melon, and to finish, a nice cleansing dry pepper-hop back. The mouthfeel is great, complex yet light in body, providing an extremely smooth quaff. A very nice brew here. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1493) - - DEC 24, 2012
Pours golden with a fluffy white head and lots of lacing. Yeasty Belgian aroma. Good diverse hop profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yankeepride (10) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2012
I donít have a great sense of smell, but I could swear I noted apricot in this 2012 effort. Had a good hop aroma, but not too piney. It had some chardonnay characteristics, most notably its dryness on the tongue. Foamed up quickly when poured, but it didnít last long. Overall Iíd say I enjoyed it, just not at its price point. If youíre buyiní, Iím drinkiní.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Draft @ The Great Lost Bear, Portland, ME. Served in a 12 oz. chalice. Hazy gold with amber type hue. The head died to a small ring around the glass. Light lacing. I can still remember the Allagash yeast smell. This brew indeed has that type yeast with a spicy, peppery hop that shows a strong amount of citrus. They did a great job with making a fine marriage of Belgian yeast and Simcoe hops. As it gets to room temperature it does give off more malt and the hops taste more grassy then the initial citrus. Medium-bodied and very well carbonated. The texture is crisp with a light bitter finish. I can see how this may not be as good in a bottle. Especially if it sits for any long length in time. Best consumed fresh. My100th rating from the State of Maine!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1989) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso, DuPont Circle in Washington, DC. Clear, golden yellow with large white head and amazingly full lacing. Aroma of yeast, fruit, floral hops, grass, citrus and bread. Taste of floral hops, fruit, yeast, citrus and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2350) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Cloudy golden pour with an orange hue, thin white bubbly head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of lemons/oranges, light piney and spicy floral hops with some light sweet malts as well .... taste is a nice fresh burst of lemony/orange and piney hops with a bitter floral spicy bite to it, light sweet malts and a hint of a fruity spicy yeast .... finishes with a lingering dry spicy hop bite ... abv hidden very well .... sessionable and well done

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2169) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2012
From the 2012 batch. It pours a slightly hazy but very foamy pale yellow with loads of carbonation. The floral aroma is mellow and subtle but at the same time noticeable when played off the wheat malts and grains that go into brewing this beer. The body is light to medium. The taste is of wheat up front with this slightest hint of citrus just to tickle the senses and a moderate, lingering hop finish. An IPA that does not announce itself as too bitter but more subtle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1140) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
On tap at Rusticos in Alexandria. Belgian spiciness shines through. Simcha hops are great. Liked it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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