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RATINGS: 431   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pours an amber gold, medium white head. Aroma and flavor are true to itís brilliantly punny name (humulone, which is the molecule pictured on the label). This didnít bring any comparisons to mind, except (vaguely) for Chouffe Houblon Triple. Odd combination of belgian esters and um, humulone (alpha acids). Not my favorite offering from Allagash, but it was good enough and offered something interesting. Probably not worth the $13 though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (757) - Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Thought I had rated this before, guess not? Bottled 7.21.16..pours a medium golden yellow color with a slim white filly head atop..nose is really solid with that Belgian yeast essence and some pineapple..bottle neck sums this up well, fruit and pine hop notes balanced with Belgian style yeast esters, a very nice representation of the style, has some alcohol legs to it that are disguised well at first, but linger post sip..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home while nervously flipping between Bears/Packers and NLCS game 5. This is a good beer to be nervous with. Appearance is pale yellow with a rich frothy white head. Aroma is abundant with citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, lot going on. Taste is equally good, goes down bitter and tart, rich in lemon notes, light ale yeast. Really good one here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2016
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-7-16. Bottled on 07/20/16. Iíd say 3 months is the cutoff for a typical IPA, so Iím pushing it a bit with this one, but it should be alright. Pours a hazy yellow to dirty gold with a small to moderate amount of creamy, beige head. Not the most attractive appearance but not problematic. The final pour, however, is quite cloudy and produces a large amount of creamy, cream-colored head and pretty good lacing. Ends up looking much better than it did in the initial pour. Fresh smell features scents of melon and lemons. The Belgian-esque esters and hops combine to produce a heavily citric aroma. Lemon peel and grapefruit scents. Tame, subdued, dry flavor. Slightly chemical, although itís not entirely clear whether that quality derives from the yeast or the hops. Quite dry in the sense of lacking in sweetness but not actively drying in the palate. Disappointingly low in flavor. Lively and frothy in the palate. Medium body. Iíll write something that I didnít expect at all to write about an Allagash Belgian IPA: Bland!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2016 On tap in Greenville SC.Pour is clear amber with a white head that soon reduced to a ring and a few bubbles but does leave some lacing.Aroma: Belgian yeast with very ripe soft fruits including melons. Herbal hops.Flavor: moderate-mild bitterness. Light tartness. Yeast and a level of hops appropriate for the style, with bready grains in the background. Faint wet leather. Disappointing aftertaste.Overall: a flavorful, amply complex version of a Belgian IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
meyers1023 (60) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Poured an almost clear straw color with a decent amount of head. The smell is Belgian upfront with earth and spice but the citrus smell of hops come through at the end. The citrus flavor jumps forward a little bit in the taste but you still get banana, clove, and pepper in good amounts. Thicker feel but with a dry finish. Very good Belgian IPA, especially if youíre new to the style or wanting to give it another try after not being a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (985) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy yellow from a bottle, some lacing. Not much aroma, maybe a little lemon. Citusy flavor, settles into dry grapefruit. Specifically honest to goodness original yellow--not pink--grapefruit. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (524) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle (12oz $3.75). Large white head. Labeled as Belgium IPA. very little bitterness, but nice hop aroma. Very nice beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (785) - USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pale straw, clear. Smells of rain. Light body, low flavor, hot mouthfeel. Moderately bitter, not too dry. Not as hoppy as expected. Drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Blind Tiger, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, lots of hops, and a touch of candied sugar. Flavour is a bit jagged, with dry hopping and Belgian yeast competing for front runner. Harsher than most Allagash beers Iíve had. Good, but needs refinement.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1385) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Hazy pale gold color. Large creamy white head. Fresh yeasty nose with notes of lemon zest and citrus hops. First sip yields fruity, yeasty malt with notes of lemon, apricot and melon. The bready, yeasty notes are nicely balanced by the complex, spicy piney hops. At 7.7% ABV, the alcohol hides well. This is an amazing beer with complex flavors abounding. A must have.

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