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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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium golden amber with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that lasted throughout and had some really good streaky lacing. The aroma was of a strong pale grain malt, pine and grassy hops and a musty cobweb yeast with notes of citrus (lemon and grapefruit), apricot and a bit of coriander. The taste was a tad bitter from the word go, with a mild apricot sweetness and then progressed into an extreme hoppy taste with a big citrus note and a nice dose of spice at the end. The flavor hung on for a good long time with a good strong hoppy spicy ending. Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a very pronounced dry texture and a nice prickly carbonation. Overall this brew is a hop lover’s Belgian dream. Got to give it up to this brewer once again, seems everything they brew is quite tasty...

   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 Nikki’s 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 wasn’t 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...it’s 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. I’d 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 (1080) - 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 (880) - 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, didn’t 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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