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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

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   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 don’t 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 didn’t last long. Overall I’d say I enjoyed it, just not at its price point. If you’re buyin’, I’m drinkin’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Hazy golden color with a medium foamy white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, yeast and spices. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, herbal yeast and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a grapefruit and hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (158) - - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled. Hazy golden hue with a huge Belgian head. Aroma is tons of citrus. Lots of lemon, orange, pineapple and a sweet maltiness. Little bit of honey in there too. Taste is candy sweetness up front with a nice dry hop finish. Lots of citrus hop flavors, orange, lemon, and maybe some pineapple. Definitely that traditional Allagash Belgian style yeast is noted. Nice mouthfeel. Super balanced IPA. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (873) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
More like a double IPA than a Belgian ale. Strong aroma with citrus, pine, and a little caramel. Very bitter fruity taste with a little underlying sweet malt. Bitter finish, a little on the thin side. Really, really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1623) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey’s Allagash 5th Anniversary event. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, light yeast, orange citrus. Tastes of orange citrus, floral notes, stone fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2650) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle in San Jose. 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 and stone fruits. Bitter finish. Medium bodied and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2993) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Orange clear with white sticky head. Strong hoppy and massive fruit flavor. Apricot and pineapple I think. A big beer wonderfully complex. Yum. Poured as part of a flight from draft at Haymarket Pub

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5039) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a bright golden color with a large foamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish and bitter with floral and perfumey hops and hints of dust and must. The flavor was dryish and bitter with perfumey, herbal and floral hops and hints of dust and chalk. Medium length finish. Medium body. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (539) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Very nice citrus hop aroma. Flavor is malty. Slightly sweet from the Belgian yeast? Well balanced with a dry bitter finish. Some solid citrus hops in there, but a very bitter finish too. Piney, but not sticky or too sweet. Very balanced and enjoyable beer. Not too heavy but lots of flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
. fluffy white everlasting head on a pale orange beer. it started out with a nice floral hoppy boquet with some underlying malt sweetness and a touch of yeast. the bottle conditioning give it a nice full mouthfeel too. at closer to fridge temp, the hops dominate the malt, with a dry bitter finish only hinting at the belgian undertones. as it warms, the yeasty characteristics come out as much as the hops, making it a cool beer to drink through each phase. Quite good - if it were cheaper, I’d get it all the time."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drtth (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Has a nice white head that recedes leaving lacing and a thin layer of foam on the liquid. Aroma is definitely what you’d expect from the Simcoe hops and is enjoyable. The Taste of the beer puts it in competition with other top tier Belgian IPAs but it doesn’t quite beat out many of the others the others. The mouth feel is medium bodied and the carbonation is persistent. Overall I’d say that this is a quite decent Belgian IPA that is in a league with many others, but I’d not say I prefer found anything about it that would make it stand out from others i’ve had.

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