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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish orange with fluffy but not lasting white head, aroma brought big candi sugar, orange, tangerine, hints of slight grass, pine in there as well, touch of cardboard, slight vanilla notes, smells like an aged IPA. No bottle dating makes me rate it as is. Taste is a mix of vanilla, white fruit, slight caramel, toffee, hints of orange peel, touch of cardboard, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter, dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a cloudy golden color with a nice, medium (to large) white head. Aroma was notes of citrus, malts and notes of light spice character. Citrus grapefruit, nice hoppy notes, with a touch of bitterness. Very flavorful, alcohol is well masked in this one. Very pleasant and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The beer pours decently with hazy straw color to it, a mild foamy white head and mild lacing on the glass. The beer smells average with a mild citrus hoppy scent followed by a breasy yeasty smell. The taste is decent with a nice orange, hoppy citrus flavor, candied sugar, and bready flavors. The mouthfeel is decent while the beer was decently carbonated and left you a mildly dry mouth. Overall, a decent beer although there may be cheaper alternatives for the same kind and quality of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4490) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey in DC. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Citrus and passionfruit in the nose. Soft mouthfeel. Flavors of citrus, pine and grass. Mildly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6991) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Pours hazy golden yellow with an off white head. Aroma of greass, citrus, weeds, pine and grapefruit. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (3173) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Des effluves de levure belge, des notes de mangue, de pin mais en très discrète expression. Je suis rarement excité par ce genre de mélange.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft at the growler NYC. Pours a orange hazy looking color with a head that fades buts remains on the sides. Pretty good whatever it is ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
On tap at 2SP. Pours a deep amber color with light red highlights, and a three finger whitish head with great retention. The nose is spicy, showcasing some coriander and candi sugar with an undercurrent of earthy bitter hops. Taste is lightly sweet fruitiness upfront, that’s met by a spiciness contributed by the carbonation. There’s a tart, cherry sourness that remains prominent. The finish is a mild, but persistent, aged, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is high carbonation, medium-bodied, and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
7/13/13. 750 thanks to Hannah! Hazy brown pour with a small tan head. Light oxidation, lots of caramel, light esters.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4377) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pours a very cloudy and pale soft white with two fingers of dense and sticky white head. Nose is very peppery and spicy with a wonderful blend of peppery/spicy yeast esters and hop notes. Raw citrus flesh and peppery/green hops in the flavor. Dry and light medium body.


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