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Allagash Hugh Malone - Allagash Brewing Company

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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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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought the bottle from California last week. Bottled September 2011. Poured into a snifter.

A: Camel brown color with an illuminating orange hue. Hazy as could be. White, cloudy head is really thick in size but thin in body. Crazy amount of bubbles. Great head retention but over the top amount.

S: Soapy, pine, lemon clean aroma.

T/M: Hops come out in the taste. Very refreshing. Pine, earthy, herbal hop profile with a spicy yeast backbone. Sudsy feel with a lemon burst that coats the pallet with lingering touch. Lighter body for a Belgian and an IPA.

O: Quite refreshing, drinks smooth, lots of subtle flavors that complement each other. Leaves a piney aftertaste. Really glad I tried it, not sure it is worth $23/750ml, but uniquely enjoyable.

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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2010, purchased and consumed (ten minutes later) on 5/10/2012.

Poured a cloudy yellow with a solid head that dissipated. Not much lacing, but still a nice looking beer.

Smells a little like a trippel/dubbel, but real hoppy. Already liking this better then the Belgian IPAs from Belgium.

Taste is bitter, but not overwhelming. Spices and citrus are present. Pretty mellow (probably from 2 years on a shelf). No trace of the 7.8% abv.

Mouthfeel is light, and some carbonation remains on my tongue after I've swallowed.

Overall, a great beer. I am going to try to find a newer bottle and compare.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

The pour was a murky medium golden amber with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that lasted throughout and had some really good streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a strong pale grain malt, pine and grassy hops and a musty cobweb yeast with notes of citrus (lemon and grapefruit), apricot and a bit of coriander.

The taste was a tad bitter from the word go, with a mild apricot sweetness and then progressed into an extreme hoppy taste with a big citrus note and a nice dose of spice at the end. The flavor hung on for a good long time with a good strong hoppy spicy ending.

Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a very pronounced dry texture and a nice prickly carbonation.

Overall this brew is a hop lover’s Belgian dream. Got to give it up to this brewer once again, seems everything they brew is quite tasty...

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

On tap for Allagash night at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form randomly around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and some soapy and floral hop aromas. Taste is pretty much exactly the same with a medium level of bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good Belgian take on an IPA.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage

Let me start out by saying this beer is very under-rated - this is one of my favourite styles and it is fantastic.

Look is basically perfect, massive head, lots of lacing and great coloring.

Smell is great for the style - a good mix of citric hops, funky belgian yeast notes and spice

Taste is very good, balance, very dry and quite hoppy for such a 'belgian' brewery as Allagash...probably more hopped than houblon, the BIPA I hold all others up to.

Feel is right on, light not too heavy.

Overall this is a fantastic beer, another wonderful one from one of the best breweries in the US or the world.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A tulip glass barely contains the huge, white, meringue head before it gradually settles, leaving a dense mousse and big patches of lace. Below this cloud is an almost clear gold beer with streams of carbonation.

The aroma is strong and fruity with funky yeast. Apple juice and a peppery spice are quite evident as well.
Hugh Malone bears a resemblance to white wine, or, more accurately, a saison style.

Spicy, again with apples. There is some hop bitterness, but mostly spice. The finish in pungent and strong.

Vigorous carbonation with a light to medium body.

Hugh Malone is a warm-weather beer that would go well with fish.

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