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Allagash Hugh Malone - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Hugh Malone

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BA SCORE
89
very good

526 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%


Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hugh Malone begins with a grain bill featuring a blend of Maine grown barley, imported Pilsner, and raw wheat malt. At the beginning of run off, we add a portion of hops to the sweet wort in the kettle; a technique known as "first wort hopping". As the boil begins, a generous amount of Chinook hops are added for bittering. Later, in the whirlpool, the beer is hopped with a blend of Centennial and Amarillo, for aroma. This same blend is used, post fermentation, to lend additional hop character to the finished beer. The result is a complex brew with a malty palate, intense hop aromas, pronounced bitterness and a pleasantly dry finish.

(Beer added by: ppoitras on 04-27-2007)
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic tulip glowing a rich honey colored brew. It held a whip of a head composed of crisp off-white bubbles. This showed low retention, leaving wet, spidery lacing around the glass. There was no sediment or haze noted, and carbonation appeared mild. The aroma sang of Belgian malts and yeast, with orange peel bitterness, and nice sugary citric flesh. Hops were citric and the malts were toasty, with musk and white flour. With warmth came an oak-aged feel, warming booze, and wheatiness much like a wit. Our first impression was that there was a huge malty background, with hoppy bite finally coming towards the end. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with malty musk, citric rind bitterness of both lemon and orange, white sugars, souring yeast, and pale toasted grain. The peak came with herbal hop, the start of something boozy, mineral, and biting clovey, phenolic spiciness. The finish showed more spice, grass, a bit of souring, more funky yeast, warming black pepper of booze, and cooling vanilla sugars. The aftertaste breathed of bittering lemon hops, drying chalk, cooked barley, biting Belgian yeast, grassy hops, and fusel booze. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation was on the active side. There was nice slurp and sip, with great cream and froth. There was a cooling coating, with a final crisp dryness of yeast and grain to suck the tongue dry. The abv was appropriate, and the beer was easy drinking.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the cooling, spicy aroma, and solid flavoring. The nose was so inclusive, with the aforementioned accolades, along with intense bittering, hoppiness, and graininess that makes you want to sip it again and again. The taste acts only to confirm this drive. The feel does so doubly. This is the reason we love Belgian IPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2012 14:45:18 | More by TheBrewo
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Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.