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Allagash Hugh Malone - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Hugh Malone

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very good

605 Ratings
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 24
Gots: 40 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

trotnixon, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

DaPan, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Roguer, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

GuyIncognito, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Blind Tiger- pours a clear golden yellow color, one finger of head, modest retention, nice big rings of lacing. Fine looking beer.

Nose is a muddled mixture of lemony hops, pilsner malt, and Belgian yeast. A little dull but not bad.

Taste is about the same- light, lemony hops, with the grainy pilsner malt taste, and a little earthiness from the Belgian yeast. Bitterness is up front while the citrus is most present at the end.

Mouthfeel is good- medium light body, moderate carbonation, semi dry finish. Glad I tried it but not something I'd seek out.

Hopdaemon39, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dcguitar, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Hairrrrrrrr, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of deebo
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 750 ml bottle from 2012 poured into a pint glass. This year's version clocks in at 7.3% ABV. This beer is highly carbonated providing a big time dense white fluffy head that has big time staying power. Clear (kept the yeast in the bottle for the first pour) and light in color-straw with just a hint of golden. Aromas of hops a plenty-spicy peppery and citrus rind. Lots of that traditional Belgian yeast aroma in here too. Taste is like the aroma, lots of yeast, hops and clean malts. Upfront malty, then yeasty and finally hoppy and a bit bitter. The beer finishes quickly and is dry. As it warms on the 2nd pint the volatile alcohols come out stronger. Overall although not a style I gravitate towards, this is a well done beer with loads of malt, hops and yeast balanced in unison for a drinkable big beer.

deebo, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Pdrufo, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

MalKen, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

xxcxme, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Gonzoillini, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Lambocalrisien, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 Edition

A: Pours a cloudy pale copper in color with some orange highlights and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense and foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a quarter finger tall dense thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium sized thicker cap in the center and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Upfront there is a light to moderate aroma of pale malts with some Belgian yeast notes as well (just that touch of fruitiness and pepper spices). Moderate aromas of citrus/orange and pine hops.

T: Similar to the smell, the beer starts out with moderate flavors of pale malts and Belgian yeast - with the light amounts of fruitiness and black pepper spices. After the malts and yeast, there is a moderate flavor of hops - first there is the citrus/orange/grapefruit followed by the pine. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fade after a short amount of time.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to significant amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy. Moderate to significant amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a very nice example of the style (Belgian IPA) with good smell and taste - the beer is rather easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden.

dbrauneis, Feb 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Thunder, Feb 08, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, dandelion yellow coloring with a thin, small bubbled, clingy, white head and a slow, steady flow of carbonation bubbling. Aromas of floral hops, jasmine, and a spiciness imparted from the yeast, with a hint of honey and toasted grains. Very mild, well blended aromas. Flavors are very well blended, riding a thin, sharp body. Roasted and resiny hopped forward flavor, with a floral and bitter component as the brew crosses your tongue. Slight buttery biscuit backbone, which supports the hops profile. A touch of fruity and funky highlights can be gleamed throughout, too. Tart, fruity, and hoppy aftertaste, with the fruit taking over into the finish, along with a touch of resin and bitter. Clean, crisp finish. Very tasty, drinkable brew.

GarthDanielson, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

halo913, Jan 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

JellyJacket, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

hlatimer266, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012, 750ml
The Bruery tulip

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange color. Almost yellow. Very similar to a Belgian Wit beer. Thin layer of bright white head. Some lacing if left. Pretty little beer.

S: Hops are nice and floral and citrus on the front end. Belgian yeast spice is there. Some mild barnyard.

T: This almost drinks a lot like a modern white IPA for me. Seems like that kind of blend. Maybe a little stronger in ABV. Getting those nice citrus like hop aromas. Some of that spice from the Belgian yeast strain that they are using. You don't get tons of that coriander or clove that you would from a wit (which is nice). Fairly dry and crisp close.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, Jan 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

ejimhof, Dec 26, 2012
Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.