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RATINGS: 375   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1693) - 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 (2232) - 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 (1873) - 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 (1085) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal hops, stone fruits, earthy notes and bready notes. The taste is herbal hops, stone fruits, bubblegum. Bitter finish. Medium bodied and well balanced. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle of the 2011 while waiting for things to happen during Hurricane Sandy. After the cork launched violently across this room, this poured a somewhat hazy gold with a large dense white head. Even with the age on it, there’s still a great amount of bright candied citrus and a nice amount of yeast. Medium bodied, soft and musky, empties out a touch but still full of lovely subtle musk and light sweetness. Light musk and candied citrus again into the finish. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Sampled on tap pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aromas of citrus grapefruit and pine. Flavor is slightly bitter and body is medium light. Finish is a bit citrusy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours a light golden color with a big four finger frothy rocky head. Great lacing and aromas. Rich belgian yeast mingles with piney citrusy hops and a touch of booze on the nose. On the palate it comes in with balance and complexity. Great hop flavors citrus, spice, pine, grass all balance nicely with light malts and rich peppery yeasty notes. Great bitterness on the finish. Probably the best belgian IPA Ive tried to date !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
8 ounce sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is peppery and a bit spicy with some strong yeast esters. I might get a little Brett in this, but it’s very faint, if present at all. Mediocre nose. Mostly hazy golden-yellow body with a fluffy, foamy white head present and fantastic lacing left behind. Starts with some olive-like flavors before some dusty yeast esters come through in the middle. Finishes with a spicy, white peppery bitterness. This is ok, but I have no clue why this beer is priced in the stratosphere it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (461) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pours a clear golden straw color with an effervescent white head and some light lacing. Aroma is pale malt and hops. Taste is light and crisp with some hop bitterness. Wouldn’t search this out again but it’s decent.

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