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Allagash Hugh Malone - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Hugh Malone

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BA SCORE
88
very good

556 Ratings
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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 22
Gots: 33 | 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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ColForbinBC

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2012 22:56:19 | More by ColForbinBC
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-22-2012 22:47:34 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2012 19:32:53 | More by Flounder57
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-19-2012 14:02:08 | More by fdig23
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-17-2012 02:18:16 | More by Screper
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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09-06-2012 14:16:05 | More by PaBeerLover
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08-28-2012 16:59:32 | More by srw
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California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 00:10:08 | More by ummswimmin
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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One2Remeber

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 23:40:14 | More by One2Remeber
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bszern

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 23:10:43 | More by bszern
Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.