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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
williamstome (1875) - 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.

3.7
e303 (287) - - SEP 12, 2015
Sweet Belgian candied fruits with a dry bitter pine hop finish. Good stuff. Might be a good bridge to get into IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2015
White soapy head with unfiltered yellow/orange appearance. Sweet Belgian taste followed by hop bite and dry finish. Pretty light mouthfeel given the 7.5abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
MaBeer1972 (2059) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Nice to see this in 12 oz. bottles. Poured into a tulip. A hazy deep lemony yellow brew. Off-white head. Good carbonation. Herbal-citrus aromas. Flavor is a mix of pine, herbs, citrus and piney bitterness. Light honey malt backbone. Fruity yeast profile. Huge bitterness at the end. Not as good as I hope it would be. Overpriced in the full-size bottle format.

3.8
markducommun (1116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
On tap at the brewery, very fresh. Clear yellow gold, minimal white head. Distinct honey aromas, pine resin, light tropical fruits, a bit of fresh pine zip. Light lingering bitterness, some sweetness. Clean, lightish body, long finish somewhere between earthy and bitter. Good.

4.1
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
750 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Hazy deep golden with a full off-white head. Aroma: Holy hops, Batman!, dank/resinous/peppery, tropical fruits, citrus, so juicy and rich, Belgian esters, quite fruity, the hops take on an evergreen personality after that, wow. Palate: Medium body, HUGE carbonation. Flav.: The extreme carbonation interferes with the flavour, still has a HUGE hop presence with lots of pine/resinous/peppery character with some nice mango-like tropical fruitiness, Belgian esters, this is a journey; dry with good bitterness and a long, complex fruity/hoppy finish,

Allagash made a good Belgian-inspired beer? Woulda never guessed...haha.

3.8
ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Location Draft at Barcade JC, 2/7/15

Aroma: The nose of this one is lightly Belgian yeast, with some citrus hops/rind.
Appearance: It pours a clear gold, with a small white head, and drippy lace.
Flavor: The flavor is yeast, light spice, and bitter citrus rind flavors.
Palate: The body is medium, clean, soft carbonation, dry/spice finish.
Overall Impression: I thought that this was a pretty tasty one. I’m glad I tried it for sure. Finds a good place near Belgian IPA.

4
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours golden yellow-orange with a one finger white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, ripe fruits, belgian yeast, sourdough bread, pine, and some light dankness. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty interesting and tasty belgian IPA.

3.5
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This poured a red color with a white head. Aroma was of caramel, pine, and dark fruit. Flavor was piney, grapefruit caramel and toast. Solid

4.1
Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Aromas of earthy, piney, floral hops, spicy phenols, and stonefruit-like esters. Somewhat hazy yellow-gold, lasting white head. Fruity, spicy, some sweetness, nice bitterness. Very soft and creamy, light-medium bodied.


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