Allagash Hugh Malone 2012
Allagash Hugh Malone is a Belgian IPA and is a limited annual release. From the Allagash website: “Hugh Malone is a tribute to responsible agricultural practices and informed consumption. Allagash Brewing Company donates $1 from every bottle of Hugh Malone sold, to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the country’s oldest and largest state organic farmer coalition.”
There is a wonderful mix of grain, huge Belgian yeast and bitter hops right off the bat. There are some subtle flavors of lemongrass, citrus, earthy pine hops and grass. This is an impressive beer reminiscent of my favorite kind of wheat ale: the hoppy kind! Although this is a delicious beer the hefty price tag on the bottle ($16.50 here in Savannah) will keep me from drinking this as often as I would like.