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Allagash Hugh Malone - Allagash Brewing Company

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669 Ratings
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 26
Gots: 57 | FT: 4
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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Vintage 2013

A: Pours a golden yellow color with a massive head that lasts forever and leaves huge chunks of lacing

S: Very hoppy with notes of grass, earth, and some citrus. Wheat and pilsner malts come through underneath the hoppiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a nice mix of the hops and malts. Get some graininess from the pilsner malt and a bit of wheat as well. Hops provide grassy, earthy, and light fruity notes. Bitterness is quite pronounced throughout

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very dry

O: A nice Belgian IPA from Allagash. Plenty of hops in there, so it's probably better off drank fresh. If you've got some extra cash and enjoy the style then pick some up

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2013 bottle from the brewery and poured into a glass.
Hazy golden color with big white head that leaves spotty legs all down the glass. Smell is okay but nothing spectacular - belgian yeast upfront that has a bit of barnyard to it and some spiced cinnamon. Taste very similar with an upfront bitternes mild malt backbone in a well carbonated but somewhat watery mouthfeel to it.

Overall Gash never disappoints - this is a good brew but didn't knock my socks off

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Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.