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Allagash Hugh Malone - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 31
Gots: 60 | 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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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
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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Photo of russwbeck
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 Hugh Malone. 750ml bottle says 7.8% ABV, instead of the 8.5% listed here.

A: Very clear yellow pour with a HUGE white head. The stability of the head is absurd, with a ton of bubbles racing from the bottom of my Allagash flute-like glass. The bubbles and head last literally forever.

S: Pouring out of the bottle I got a lot of hops on the aroma, but in the glass it's a lot more focused on the Belgian side. Sweet and piney, I only wish the hops played a larger role here. It smells much like a light and bright Tripel.

T: The taste returns much more to the IPA style. Mainly piney, the hops do have a faint citrus and are most noted at the front. The middle has a nice Belgian yeastiness and is pretty sweet. This is balanced nicely by a bitter finish.

MF: Pretty light and crisp body. You can feel the high carbonation on your tongue as you drink it. Pretty drinkable overall.

O: This was pretty tasty. I quite enjoyed the balance and the crispness of the beer. For my personal preference I wish it was a bit more on the IPA side than the Belgian side, but I certainly didn't mind it. The overall does have to take a bit of a hit from the price sadly, which is simply too high. A common problem I've found from Allagash.

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4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Allagash Brewery tasting room, poured into a 25 cL glass.

A: Darkish golden with almost some reddish hues. Very opaque thick color, unfiltered. Frothy white head retains well.

S: Definite hops, some pininess, also some citrus.

T: starts a bit sweet and belgiany and then immediately turns to bitter piney hops. Pretty unique and complex. I also get hints of grass, citrus, pine needles.

M: Refreshing, crisp, good carbonation, not much alcohol heat or dryness.

O: This "Belgian IPA" is a very unique ale. I certainly like it very much. If you're an IPA fan or a Belgian fan you'll likely enjoy this beer. I recommend it for sure.

Photo of oline73
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden/light amber color with a layer of fluffy white head that leaves some very nice lacing.

Smell: Very herbal and hoppy up front. Quite soapy with some lemon like notes along with other citrus and a mild sweetness from the malt.

Taste: Herbal and citrus hop flavors dominate. Still reminds me of artisan bars of soap. The finish is full of bitter citrus peel hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This one reminds me of going in to a bath and body shop. Really soapy. Still thought it was good, but I don't think I'll have it again, especially given the price of a bottle.

Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.