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Allagash "Hugh Malone Ale"
Allagash Brewing Company - Portland, Maine USA
Belgian Style IPA (ABV 7.8%)

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a murky medium golden amber with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that lasted throughout and had some really good streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a strong pale grain malt, pine and grassy hops and a musty cobweb yeast with notes of citrus (lemon and grapefruit), apricot and a bit of coriander.

The taste was a tad bitter from the word go, with a mild apricot sweetness and then progressed into an extreme hoppy taste with a big citrus note and a nice dose of spice at the end. The flavor hung on for a good long time with a good strong hoppy spicy ending.

Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a very pronounced dry texture and a nice prickly carbonation.

Overall this brew is a hop lover’s Belgian dream. Got to give it up to this brewer once again, seems everything they brew is quite tasty...

Sampled: 4/5/2012

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