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Allagash Hugh Malone - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Hugh Malone

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89
very good

528 Ratings
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Ratings: 528
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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allengarvin

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brand new this week in the Dallas area. I poured it into a Duvel glass. It's a very cloudy brown color with a small but thick-n-creamy head. Nose is full of a grassy, resinous hoppiness, with some sweet nutty malt underlying it. Flavor though, is somewhat harsh, with a raw hop flavor (slightly vegetal) that is interesting if not exactly tasty. Malt and yeasty fruitiness add to the flavor but unfortunately remain in the backseat. Dry finish.

Interesting, but unfortunately not very drinkable. If laid down for a year or more, it might lose enough of the hop edge to be tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 18:58:20 | More by allengarvin
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Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.