Allagash Prince Tuesday | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Prince TuesdayAllagash Prince Tuesday

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Allagash Brewing Co. w/ Rising Tide and Maine Beer Co. with Maine grown rye, copious amounts of hops and a Belgian yeast strain. Proceeds to Portland Trails.

Added by ThePorterSorter on 05-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 154
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Frothy, rocky head, straw-colored
full nose, reminded me of a spicy, hoppy saison
taste same as nose, earthy, spicy, well-balanced
mouthfeel clean and crisp
a great beer

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

On tap at Cask and Vine with Mr Barleywine.
I started and ended the night with this, great brew. Huge citrus and fruity hop aroma with bits of bread and spicy rye adorned with hints of pepper and clove. Flavor follows the aroma. Great brew, if only the bottles weren't so obscenely priced.

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden yellow color with huge head. Very hoppy, especially for Allagash. Lots of good citrus here with tangerine jumping out. Smooth and light, I could have a couple.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours a a dark copper. Body seems pretty clear. Thinner, off-white head that is whipped in its consistency. It leaves steady ladder rungs of lace.

S-Good intensity. Comes on pretty heartily with candied grapefruit hops and some spiciness in three essences of the word: rye spice, spicy hop and Belgian yeast spice.

T-Loaded with boozy, sweet grapefruit hops. Some eucalyptus. Estery from the Allagash yeast which delivers plenty of flavor nuances. Caramel and bread combo maltiness with a hearty rye flavor.

M-Medium bodied. Alcohol is set well. Medium carbonation. Lasting flavor.

O-A tasty triple collaboration brew. Hoppy Belgian-inspired beers rare usually very hit or kiss with me. 'Twas a hit.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very frothy head and foamy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. The beer itself is a light amber bordering on copper that is clear. The beer leaves quite a bit of lacing. The beer smell consists of light rye, spices, floral and crisp hops with a fruity yeast smell and a slight bit of alcohol. The beer taste is similar to the smell. Light rye notes and other spices. The hops are stronger in the taste and more bitter than the smell while the fruity yeast notes are weaker but take the edge off of the bitterness. Biting carbonation with a medium body that goes down smooth. Overall, a pretty good collaboration between three breweries and worth getting.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):

LOOK: Pale, cloudy straw with a magnificent tight, white creamy head and sticky lacing

SMELL: Spicy, rye, floral hops, gummy phenols

TASTE: Creamy, fresh, pale malt sweetness, fruity hops, bready, rye, leaf, pepper, dry, yeasty, doughy

What happens when rye from Rising Tide, heavy-handed hops from Maine Beer Co. and a Belgian yeast strain from Allagash Brewing Co. meet? This. A neighborhood collaboration.Delicious aroma and flavor, but perhaps a bit too yeasty, especially at the finish. Regardless, a solid offering and concept, with proceeds going to Portland Trails, an urban land trust.

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Photo of plaid75
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a pale hazy brass hue with a three finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured vibrant esters, light sweetness and peppery and grassy hops.

The taste offered a full blown peppery hop with earthy esters and a soft malt. Notes of citrus detected as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a well crafted collaboration ale.

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Photo of supercodes
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am probably rating this a little lower than i would have normally done, but have to be honest. This is a limited release collaboration with local up and comers Maine Beer Company and Rising Tide. This collab has excited me for weeks, as I love everything all three breweries release, however, the price tag of the bottle of $21 has been a bit steep. Finally this weekend, I worked up the nerve to shell out the bucks, and the result was underwhelming.

The mouthfeel, appearance and taste are all fantastic--but the experience isn't much different from most Allagash brews. While this isn't a bad thing, I have to wonder what the point of this collaboration was, if it wasn't going to be something special. Allagash loyalists should only take part in this experience based on the price tag.

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Photo of alaimoa
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a 2 inch white head with decent lacing. citrus (lemon, peal) and light yeast in both smell and taste. Slight mild hops, grassy tones in the taste and aftertaste. Reminds me more of a farmhouse/saison than a Belgian IPA. Another great beer from some of the best Maine breweries. A bit pricey at 22.00 a bottle but supporting a good cause so worth it.

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Photo of BobZ
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25.4oz Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with a large head which builds to 2” and then settles in around an inch. Abundant lacing.

Smell: Some floral hops, spice, a bit of saison like funkiness.

Taste: Like the nose, tasting a little more like a Saison that a Belgian IPA. Delicious mix of flavors which work together very well, nice floral hops, a little pepper, then a bit of sweet citrus. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Clean on the palate.

Overall: Great tasting beer and a bit of a surprise taste-wise. Three very good breweries making a very good beer.

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Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Great lost Bear.

Nice fluffy head 1 finger fades slowly with nice lacing, mostly clear slight chill haze golden straw color.

Nose starts with a nice farmhouse like Belgian yeast light farmhouse breadiness, golden Belgian malts, hint of floral spiciness, light floral grassy light citrus fruity hop.

Taste nice Belgian yeast, little farmhouse rustic almost light esters, Belgian sweet malt flavors, hint spicy rye and bready yeast, little yeasty. Then hops, light floral and citrus, fruity, fairly decnt bitterness. Long floral grassy spicy hop finish.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice.

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Photo of rudzud
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Great Lost Bear. Poured into a stemmed tulip.

A - Poured a crystal clear golden hue with a nice light one inch creamy white head that fades to leave sticky side lacing.

S - Aromas are mice with good hop characteristics light citrus, Belgian yeast esters very nice.

T - Taste is pretty nice. Bright Belgian yeast with solid hop bitter finish. Very floral and nice hoppy finish. Actually kinda unique.

M - Mouthfeel is good and clean, with a bit lower Carb than I'd like.

O - Overall this beer was enjoyable. Pretty nice mingling of Belgian yeast and hops. Glad I got to try some of JLindros's pour as he got the last one.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap, served in a tulip

A hazy golden straw color with a firm two finger cap. Good retention and huge sip marks down the glass.

Interesting nose. Some spicy rye notes mingling with banana and clove from the Belgian yeast. Also get hints of grapefruit, candi sugar, lemon, and grassy hops.

Hoppy up front, with notes of grass, grapefruit, and lemon. Through the middle, notes of candi sugar, rye, banana, and clove before a rush of hop bitterness in the finish.

Medium body, smooth, with just a touch of prickly carbonation. The finish is a good dose of bitterness complemented nicely with dry rye and grass.

This is a nice little collaboration of Maine brewers. Strong hop character on top of a saison-like body. Tasty all around.

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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Great Lost Beer, fresh and down the street from these breweries. Big C-hop, tasty and lacey on a cloudy yellow body. Fuller mouthfeel. Carbonation is right there. Hoppy for an Allagash, that's probably the Rising Tide contribution. Very good taste wise.

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Photo of ToasterChef
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slightly chilled corked and caged bottle is poured into a McChouffe chalice.

The beer has a golden orange color and a thick white foam head. Lots of carbonation can be seen rising within.

The beer has a big hoppy aroma, with a little bit of Belgian style yeast hidden in the background. The hops are piney. If there is any sweetness in the nose, it is minor.

The flavor is bitter, hoppy and spicy. Lots of rye can be tasted, and it lingers long after I swallow. The hops oils mixing with the rye give off a resin-like bitterness. A slight sweetness can also be tasted; it's a little fruity—possibly crisp green apple?

The beer has a bigger body than I expected it to have. It's not syrupy or malty though. Despite all of the visible bubbles, carbonation is not overly high.

This is a good beer. Knowing it comes from three local brewers whose beers I enjoy, I feel like I can tell each of their contributions. It was an expensive bottle, so I'm not sure it was worth the price, but I certainly would order a round or two at a bar.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Bilco for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy dark gold/straw. Head is bright-white,  fluffy and creamy. Mega hazy. Drops to a small cap that lasts for the duration. 

Smell: Allagash house yeast drops loads of banana and some clove. Mild lemon. Some mild sour notes. Ligt lactic build. Bready and clove. Some grassy. Pale malts.

Taste: Mildly earthy with a big floral element. Yeasty. Lemon. Mild hit of wood. Clove and ripe banana. Grassy and huge earth. Powdery yeast. 

Mouthfeel: Relatively light. Solid carbonation. Dry and clean. 

Overall: Fell short of the pedigree. Allagash yeast dominates the hop influence. Nicely balanced but it just didn't quite measure up.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. No bottle date.

Appearance - Pours a golden yellow with an enormous white head. Eternal retention and spectacular lacing. Picture perfect.

Smell - Herbal hops and a nice fruit estery flavor from the yeast. Sweetness backs it up, but not a heavy malt sweetness.

Taste - Grassy hop flavor. I don't get citrus from the hops, but it's got a hefty sweet fruitiness from the Belgian aspects. Aggressive hop character that lends itself nicely. The finish is a nice sweetness that is balanced by a biting bitterness. Peppery, as some others have described it.

Mouthfeel - Hefty body, but still quite drinkable. Good carbonation. The bitterness is well integrated, but still a little strong.

Overall - Quite a nice beer. I'm seldom disappointed by Maine and Allagash. An impressive combination of their respective strengths.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I recently applied to Allagash so I figured drinking some couldn't hurt. Poured into an Allagash glass for extra good ju ju.

Gold with a lumpy Care Bear cloud car head. Several thick tentacles of lace reach out from a consistent layer of retention. I can't think of how it could look any better so it gets a 5.

Aroma is rye and citrus hop spice with a rustic tone. Lemon and Twinkie sugar.

Sharp, prickly hops cut through everything. Lemon peel and graepfruit rind candy. I'll guess Centennial but I'm bad at that game. Body is a pleasant marriage of smooth malt and prickly hops.

Maybe it's the power of suggestion know that both Allagash and Rising Tide are involved but it makes me think of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale version of Rising Tide's Daymark. Which is a fine beer in itself.

I think this was about $23 for the bottle at Whole Foods Portland which is a bit pricey. Proceeds go to Portland Trails and as a trail runnner I'm ok with that.

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Photo of escarponi
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass

A:  pours a cloudy golden honey, rich and inviting, excellent carbonation, with a nice head that slowly dissipates

S:  floral, grassy, citrus hops with Belgian yeast character

T:  very well-balanced - a great marriage between MBC citrus overtones and the classic Belgian strains of Allagash

M:  medium bodied and very smooth

O:  a fantastic melding of styles between some of the best brewers in Maine - a great collaboration

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Photo of Bendurgin
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip at When Pigs Fly. This one pours a hazy golden straw color with a cap of fluffy white head.

Hints of lemon candy in the aroma with hints of tropical fruIt hops. A little bit of a doughy yeast in the background. A nice hoppy profile with some hints of grapefruit. Doughy yeast and some must on the finish.

The body is light with good carbonation. Overall this one is real tasty. I hope to see more collaborations from these guys in the future.

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Photo of andrewinski1
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at When Pigs Fly. The color is light straw and hazy. There is a small off-white head.

The aroma is strong of lemon soap with the yeasty apice-like aroma in the far background.

The taste starts out very hoppy with citrus; mostly lemon. The malt body doesn't seem to lend much flavor; there is a bit of pepperyness in the finish.

This is medium bodied with crisp carbonation.

This is tasty fresh!

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served on tap @ the east ender in Portland, but bottles were also available in stores/ at the brewery

The beer pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head that laces. There was no visible sediment when poured on tap, but I'm assuming there would be in the bottled version. The beer smells of earthy hops and potent yeast with little detectable alcohol. The taste is an incredibly drinkable, hopped up saison that would definitely have been better served at cellar temp. It was so easy to drink I didn't realize I finished my 12oz pour in under 10 minutes. The fruitiness from the yeast packs a big punch upfront, while the lingering bitterness leaves you satiated after each sip. It was incredibly effervescent and the head remained strong throughout drinking.
Very tasty collaboration brew and I look forward to more beers like this.

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Allagash Prince Tuesday from Allagash Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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