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Allagash Hugh Malone - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Hugh Malone

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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 26
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: ppoitras on 04-27-2007

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.
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 2012 batch, corked, caged 750 ml. bottle.

The pour is a hazy and heady straw yellow. The lively carbonation bubbles feed the plush, foamy head that lingers on and on.

The floral hops are noted on the nose right off but they are subdued as they play against the wheat and pilsener malts that step forward. There is the slightest citrus zing but it simply tickles rather than overpowers.

The body is light to medium and creamy.

The taste is beautifully balanced with an upfront subtle wheat experience and a moderately lingering hop finish. While nothing takes command the hoppy background reminds you that this is an IPA.

This is the way I like my IPA's. It is not too harsh but presents itself enough to satisfy. A fine tribute to an early pioneer of the Maine brewing industry.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/6/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast and citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character and some Belgian yeast. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. There’s a mild but complementary citrus and caramel sweetness that brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer worth drinking for a long time.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

A golden yellow/light orange color with a two finger white cap that fills the tulip. The nose is of sweet bready malt, earth, and citrus with astringent, fruity notes from the Belgian yeast. This could almost double as a hoppy saison. On the palate, fruity notes up front with an astringent feel through the middle. Earthy notes and some light fruit (apple) come out in the finish before a mild citric bitterness. A little bit of spice dots the landscape. Medium body with a bit of a prickly feel. Solid flavor throughout with a decent dose of bitterness. Well-balanced. A tasty Belgian IPA that toes the line of saison in spots. I love a good Belgian IPA and while this one doesn't wow me, it is definitely welcome in my glass anytime.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Flounder57
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having on draft at the Thirsty Pig in Portland.

It pours a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank. It is s pale golden yellow color with decent visibility and signs of carbonation coming up through the glass.

It smells of some bready malts, yeasty esters, citrus hops, semi sweet malts. Taste is along the same lines and has some lingering bitterness that is line with the style.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and some lingering bitterness on the end. Pretty happy with this beer and should try to grab a bottle when I get the chance. Pretty solid BIPA and looking forward bto more in the future.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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

My review of Sam, now wait... Hugh Malone (Sam's father?). I picked up this bottle based only on the reputation of Allagash alone.

This is a very good looking Belgian IPA. You get a ton of sticky foam right off the pour. There is quite a bit of lacing on the glass each time I finish it.

Smells good too. You get a bunch of belgian presence and hops. It comes through the flavor as well. I like the balance of each.

I downgraded this beer because it really falls off when it warms. You get a lot of bitterness and a little metallic taste. I recommend sharing this bottle to enjoy it at the best temperature.

Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.