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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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

Jokes' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Mostly clear auburn with a thick layer of off-white bubbles laying atop. The aroma starts mostly sweet with residual sugar, navel oranges, light pine, cake-y scones, mild honey and a faint bit of yeasty esters. The body fully and creamy with a nice carbonation that pricks the tongue only occasionally. The flavor profile shows much more hoppiness than I expected from the nose. The bitterness really comes out early, dips slightly in the middle and picks up again at the finish. The sweetness, grainy malt and alcohol all weave in and out with ease, but never truly challenge the citrus and piny bitterness. The finish starts dry, but I think that’s due to the bitterness, as some lingering sweetness finally comes around again. Good, but not my favorite American IPA/Belgian interpretation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3713) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Finally got around to ticking this bad boy. It was always too expensive, but then I snagged a single 12 ouncer for $4 in North Carolina. Cloudy golden yellow color with a massive, lasting white head. Thick lacing on the glass. Big citrus Simcoe hops, lemony and herbal. The flavor is dry and hoppy with a bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Pretty good but not anything crazy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1283) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Pale gold with thin foamy Lacy head; aroma is rich hoppy; flava is hoppy spice with crude oil notes then some yeasty banana notes; feels medium to thick and foamy; finishes mildly dry softly spicy grainy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1508) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 29, 2015
Draught @ Alewife. Cloudy dark yellow with almost no head, white ring, citrus-vanilla aroma, medium carbonation, medium hoppy finish with bitter aftertaste. Quite hoppy for a Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle at 7.3% from Nikkiís Liquors in Providence. It pours cloudy gold with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, fragrant, bready malt, menthol, eucalyptus and pine. The taste is crisp, bitter, pale bread, cracker, pine, earth, straw, grass and light spice with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Pleasant hoppy Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2864) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 19, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a thick two finger rocky white foamy head bursting over the top of the glass. It actually wasnít too much and cleaned up nicely. Messy clingy foamy lacing sweeps nicely around the glass. The smell starts off with burst full of bitter to sweet pine over top of sweet citrus and bitter citrus. Light little bit of spice follows underneath. The taste was spicy with a sweet juicy sticky middle bursting into a really nice sweet to spicy (almost like rye, hmm...itís extremely subtle) aftertaste leading into a semi-sweet sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs good as a Belgian Strong ale, I can see it allowing just enough harshness from the bitterness to hit my tongue just right. Overall, this was just a really good beer for what it is. Iíd love to come back to it and could see it with some grilled lobster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1079) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 19, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured yellow, hazy, nice carbonation and generous white head that left a nice lacing all over the glass. Aroma of malts, yeast and citrus fruit. Taste is hoppy, slightly bitter, some yeast and traces of malts. Very good beer, very enjoyable and with and adequate level of complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (879) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1251) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 17, 2015
12oz bottle, didnít realize it was 2 months old until I got home, ugh, pours semi hazy golden orange with big three finger head. Nose is grain, pepper, light spice, subtle pine, subtle grass, some round orange fruit. Taste is slightly creamy, grain, soft classic Allagash yeast spice, crust, light orange zest and grassy pepper. Finishes dry, medium bitterness, dry biscuit, grain spice, orange, faint melon. Need to rate a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1857) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2015
Tap at Churchkey. Pours clear straw lots of head and lots of lacing. Nose is fruity, yeast and cereal. Flavours are fruity, pineapple, some lemone. Taste light sweet, light bitter (almost none), hint of tartness. Light body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1421) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Gold pour, white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, yeast, banana, spices, and a hint of mango. Flavor is fruity sweet, with notes of yeast and banana and a bitter/spicy finish.

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