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Allagash Hugh Malone | Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
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873 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

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.

Added by ppoitras on 04-27-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,589
Reviews:
300
Ratings:
873
pDev:
9.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 873 |  Reviews: 300
Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amguerra305
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks a slight hazy golden color in the glass that almost looks like it it glowing. The aroma is really perfumy upon first impression. Notes of apple predominant but also a berry undertone can be noticed with slight problem pinyness on the back end. Really complex aroma that does not seem like an IPA at all. The taste is classic Belgian golden ale. Sweet up front with a fruity finish. Not too bitter with a dry finish. The feel is not overly carbonated and medium light. Overall this is predominantly a Belgian ale but the hops give it an aroma that is like nothing else. Literally smells like a perfume you would wear on night out (but not in a bad way).

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Photo of Holderness
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L -- Hazy straw color with a large, foamy head. Significant lacing
S -- Hops, grapefruit, tomato. Akin to the smell of Sculpin IPA
T -- Lively citrus hops, apricot, peach, lavender, honey liqueur, floral notes
F -- Refreshing and crisp with a very complex finish, thanks to the Belgian yeasts
O -- The most rustic IPA I've ever had

87/100

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Photo of mpmcguire11
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffGuilly
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lakamoso
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pats3peat12
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from a Lazy dog.
Pours a hazy deep yellow color with a good sized frothy white head. Peppery earthy spice with lemony citrus on the nose and a hint of sweet bread underneath. Sweet bread and pine and citrus with a hint of earth and pepper in the flavor. Pretty tasty beer, I can't believe it took me so long to try this, and I'm loving the 12oz bottles.

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Photo of crewfan1952
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tpeters
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williahd
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into wine glass bottled on 7/20

A: Tiny bubbled white head. Body is a yellowish gold with slight cloudiness.

S: Smells resiny with light hints of pineapple and grapefruit peel

T: Lots of coriander, banana, clove,light floral hoppiness and herbal flavors shine through

M: Creamy with a little heavier than average body for an IPA.

O: Never been a huge Belgian IPA fan, but this one isn't bad. The hops help cut the banana, clove, and bubble gum flavors of the yeast. It is interesting that I smell fruitiness from the hops but they don't translate into the taste. The taste is more floral and herbal.

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Photo of LostHighway
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern. Pours a hazy, golden hue with moderate frothing. Aroma is slightly piney with a grapefruit zest bursting through. Similar flavor with slight hints of tropics and pine. Flavor is pronounced but not outstanding. Decent.

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Photo of coombski
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, reddish-orange and crowned with a tall and resilient off-white froth. Citrus, lemon and white grape in the aroma and not much else. Sweet up front and some more citrus hops following. Light and dry and no alcohol heat to speak of.

Can't knock it, and seems to style (for what that's worth), but just not my cup o' IPA.

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Photo of MattMorin
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hammerhead79
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oakley
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rocketbird
2.3/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank out of the bottle. Has the Belgian flavor to it, not sure what that's called. Medium body. It tastes more like a Belgian than an IPA really.

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Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 873 ratings
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