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Allagash Hugh Malone - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 23
Gots: 34 | 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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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-28-2014 03:39:17 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%

From notes at the brewery on 10-17-13

A - Slightly hazed yellow gold with one finger of fizzy white head medium lacing.
S - Nice tropical notes of pineapple and a little mango, belgian yest and some spice.
T - Very good flavor, those tropical notes are front and center followed up by a nice spicy clove and even a slight slight hint of mint, finishes more on the tart citrusy side.
M - Dry but not dehydrating kinda dry, crisp.
O - Very good blend of american IPA and a belgian, tons of flavor.

02-20-2014 16:36:18 | More by Omnium
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ssgunbond

Belgium

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-09-2014 02:59:54 | More by ssgunbond
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allstar255

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-09-2014 02:24:55 | More by allstar255
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-06-2014 04:14:52 | More by ubufan2112
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Stugotzo

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-03-2014 19:17:59 | More by Stugotzo
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-02-2014 19:31:31 | More by Janeinma
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dsm45

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-31-2014 23:58:21 | More by dsm45
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Jeremy0682

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

01-30-2014 00:53:35 | More by Jeremy0682
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FrankLloydMike

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +8.6%

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow, a very beautiful color, with a diminished white head.

S: Grass, tangerine, a bit of yeast and pilsner malt notes, all somewhat light and clear, but in a good way.

T: Tangerine leads, with strong notes of honey, followed by a bit of grass and breadiness. Exceptionally smooth and rich, and very well balanced.

M: Fairly light body, with moderate carbonation. Rich and very smooth throughout.

O: I've been meaning to try this one for awhile, and I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this one--Belgian IPA seems to be a style with a lot of range, and this one was fruitier and smoother than many others I've had. I'll definitely have it again when it's on tap or when I come across a bottle.

01-28-2014 18:01:35 | More by FrankLloydMike
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev +1%

A - Pale clear yellow body with three full fingers of white head. Really nice retention but the lacing doesn't quite hold to the glass.

S - Huge sour lemon, orange, mint and floral hoppiness.

T - Moderate citrus bitterness along with orange notes of Belgian yeast and spiciness. Very subtle banana notes.

M - Light body and moderate/high carbonation. Very smooth, refreshing and very drinkable.

O - This was a great surprise. I tend to not like the Belgian flavor profiles to be strong, particularly the banana notes. This however was more restrained, and the biterness made a nice balance with the sour/sweetness. I wouldn't mind seeing an Imperial Belgian IPA with some more hop and ABV.

01-22-2014 02:13:19 | More by JAFoley
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Netdogca

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-20-2014 17:08:39 | More by Netdogca
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-19-2014 21:08:36 | More by Jslay013
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fishguyac

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-18-2014 02:20:52 | More by fishguyac
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-12-2014 23:18:30 | More by mattmarka1
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-12-2014 18:39:49 | More by scxcrunner
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-11-2014 22:57:16 | More by DRBiser
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-10-2014 23:39:12 | More by Canada_Dan
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-07-2014 17:25:35 | More by Griffith
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-06-2014 03:02:49 | More by MenardMa
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-05-2014 01:17:09 | More by BillRoth
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-04-2014 04:04:33 | More by bobv
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-02-2014 15:19:40 | More by mklisz
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-28-2013 16:22:12 | More by Dizzy242
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Label says Bottled September 2013.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a full two fingers of frothy white head that retains very well before melting down to a 1/4 inch head. Sudsy non-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Funky yeast aroma plays off the citrusy hops bringing notes of pineapple, mango and pear. There's also a decent amount of spice.

T- Taste is more Belgian yeast than hops as the phenols produce a tangy fruit flavor. The bitterness is there but more as an afterthought while the spices and richness from the yeast dance around it. Very smooth for the ABV.

M- Spritzy, tight and crisp. Medium-high carbonation with a lightish body.

O- Not exactly one of the best things Allagash has ever done, nor is it one of the best Belgian IPAs I've ever had, but it's good enough to make me want to revisit it if given the chance.

12-18-2013 03:44:14 | More by Immortale25
Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.