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Pennichuck Halligan IPA

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Halligan RyePA is the third in our Firehouse Series. We brewed it with 25% rye malts and finished with Amarillo hops giving this beer a nice peach and sweet malt aroma balanced with citrus and pine notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bomber with no date or %abv. Dirty blonde/pale copper, merengue head. Grape aroma, undertones of pineapple and caramel… mild and dimensionless. Buttery malt and faint junipery- hop flavor... after some time, there whispers of pine/citrus character. Fullish body. Very, very timid bitterness. A pleasant enough beer, the dominant feature is malt; seems to be a bock with some "C" hops in the middle. Nothing India about it. PS-I just read the description... the alleged rye and Amarillo are undetectable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Aroma of chlorine and bittering Euro hops. Aluminum metal; astringent. Appearance is carrot orange, a good crown of lace. Suspended sediment. Looks thick. The flavor is earthy to the point of musty. The hops are strictly bittering. Sugary malts mimic and English ale, with a very bitter Euro hop finish. Astringent and metallic. Palate is prickly and bubbly. From the Euro pale ale tradition; a weak sister among American-made IPAs. Not unpleasant, just weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
22 oz. bottle. When I see a Pennichuck beer that I haven’t rated, I try to pick it up since they are no longer in business. Sadly, this beer is now well past its prime. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate off-white head that disappears after two sips and leaves very little lace. Aroma is weak grapefruit and orange along with some extremely weak malt. The flavor is mild malt followed by some overripe orange and just a hint of grapefruit. No bitterness to speak of at the finish, which really speaks to this beer’s age. If a fresher bottle were available, I would try this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bomber. Would have been nice to try this "fresh". Pours a hazy amber with thin white head, lacing. Scent is sweet malts. Taste is pine and citrus, nothing out of balanced. It does seem tired and weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Bomber pours hazy amber with big bubbled tan head. The aroma is a bit tart and tannic to go along with sharp acidic like citrus. The taste is effervescent tingling carbonation pushing up tart tannins, cinnamon and nutmeg as well as squashed citrus notes. By about midway sharp tart grapefruit to lemon like notes cut through the flavor moving the experience into a bad area.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for sharing this one. Pours hazy brown yellow with a chunky white head. Nose is malt, sweetness, spice, citrus quality, and lots of fizz. Flavor is similar with fizz, malt, and citrus quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle at the 10th Richmond RateBeer Gathering courtesy of Kinz on 01/16/2010. Clear pale amber body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet floral hop aroma with a bit of caramel. Sweet floral hop aroma with some caramel and pale malt. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bomber from Hop City. Pours hazy amber with a small offwhite head that leaves specks of lace. Smells of caramel malts and some oxidation, some citrus as well. Tastes metallic, sweet malts and then bitter. Somewhat one dimensional.Medium body, good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2010
22 ounce bottle courtesy of Kinz. Thanks! Pours a copper-amber color with a medium head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and citrus hops. Fairly malty but still balanced well. Taste is bitter citrus and herbal hops with some toffee notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2010
pours amber, white head aroma, grainy and mild malts flavor, grainy, mild hops, caramel seems a little too forward, with a bigger emphasis on the grainy; wheat side. Light bitter finish, the overall hop profile is overpowered by too much malts. Rye adds a touch of spices, but overall this one could use some more hops.

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