Allagash Hugh Malone | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Hugh Malone
BA SCORE
79.9%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 871 ratings
Allagash Hugh MaloneAllagash Hugh Malone
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:
#4,384
Reviews:
300
Ratings:
871
Liked:
696
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
9.82%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
117
Trade:
3
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Allagash Hugh Malone from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.9% out of 100 with 871 ratings
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