Hugh Malone
Allagash Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian IPA
Ranked #25
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,613
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 9.82%
Reviews:
301
Ratings:
875
From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Wants
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Gots
  118
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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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Reviews: 301 | Ratings: 875
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4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased at Julio's, Westboro, MA. Corked and caged.

Poured in a Rapscallion glass, formed a 2" beige head over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head actually grows initially, fueled by vigorous bubbling from deep in the glass, lacing meringuey and sticky. Aroma is lightly of piney hops, with some spicy yeast adding to the show. Taste is relatively balanced, and while the moderate hoppiness is a constant throughout, in the door we find some delicate malt sweetness, coupled with light fruitiness in the middle. The hops character returns for the close to slowly but surely return to the bitter. Mouthfeel is smooth, almost seems a bit thin, and drinkability is nice and easy. Nothing over the top here hopwise, but constructed nicely with everything working well together, which is always appreciated.

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Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 875 ratings