RATINGS: 436   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yankeepride (10) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2012
I dont have a great sense of smell, but I could swear I noted apricot in this 2012 effort. Had a good hop aroma, but not too piney. It had some chardonnay characteristics, most notably its dryness on the tongue. Foamed up quickly when poured, but it didnt last long. Overall Id say I enjoyed it, just not at its price point. If youre buyin, Im drinkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jc1762 (1166) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Thanks altonbrownd for the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing well filtered golden yellow with a finger of quickly dissipating clean white foam. The nose shows strong Belgian yeast influence with light pine hops around the edges. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Flavors of Belgian yeasty forwardness and light bready malts ending on a moderate hoppy and tea-like astringent bitterness. Somewhat out of place but its alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6777) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Backlog, Bottle from Canals in Bellmawr, Pours a amber orange with a fluffy but smaller head. Smell and taste are belgian fruits, spices, coriander, wood, yeast and earthy hops. Medium in body with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5482) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Taps clear golden with a fairly thick eggshell head that leaves good lacing. Aroma presents inviting citrus, malty and hoppy tones. Flavor offers resiny hops, citrus, fresh malt, pomme fruit, and subtle banana tones. Very Belgian and very IPA. Mouthfeel features decent body and fine fizz. Hugh should try it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (401) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2016
On tap at Rattle n him in NYC. Poured a yellow body and made a thin white head. Aroma is of citrus, yeast, and light Simcoe hops. Tastes of Belgian candi and a bit of licorice bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4238) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Pour is a cloudy looking yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a nice fruity hop with some esters in the back to let you know this is not a typical IPA. Flavor is more of a fruity hop. Not much of the Belgian yeast shows up in the flavor. More grapefruit hops are left on the tongue as this goes down. Decent IPA I just wish more of the yeast came out to play.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (792) - 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 (1871) - 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 (2469) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2016
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-7-16. Bottled on 07/20/16. Id say 3 months is the cutoff for a typical IPA, so Im 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 its 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. Ill write something that I didnt 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 (4680) - 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 (94) - 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 youre new to the style or wanting to give it another try after not being a fan.

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