bellco33 (835) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2017 Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber gold, medium white head. Aroma and flavor are true to it’s brilliantly punny name (humulone, which is the molecule pictured on the label).
This didn’t bring any comparisons to mind, except (vaguely) for Chouffe Houblon Triple. Odd combination of belgian esters and um, humulone (alpha acids). Not my favorite offering from Allagash, but it was good enough and offered something interesting. Probably not worth the $13 though.
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, herbal, light resin. Taste moderately sweet, funk, resin, slightly boozy. Medium body, little too boozy. jc1762 (1588) - 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 it’s alright. PhillyCraft (7730) - 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. Cybercat (6017) - 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. swesson (469) - 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.
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thegreenrooster (4517) - 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. HeadyDE (868) - 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.. andyhwcinc (1884) - 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. islay (2931) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2016
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-7-16. Bottled on 07/20/16. I’d say 3 months is the cutoff for a typical IPA, so I’m 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 it’s 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. I’ll write something that I didn’t expect at all to write about an Allagash Belgian IPA: Bland! chinchill (5226) - 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.