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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
89
very good

649 Ratings
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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 18
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-24-2006)
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Wisconsin

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-18-2011 17:54:16 | More by I2uss
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wmumba

Michigan

5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is very hoppy and tastes great.

It has a nice yellow color toward brownish. It has a nice head when poured into a pint glass. They recently moved the brewery to a larger facility and have switched from the stubby bottle to long necks. The quality is still A-1.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 11:30:33 | More by wmumba
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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +26.6%

05-15-2012 19:46:53 | More by TimRasmussen
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ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean

Wisconsin

4.93/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Amongst the myriad of IPAs that I've come across, Hopalicious ranks as one of the finest. The IPA style in general has become so over-saturated of late that's it is always refreshing to find an IPA that stands above the crowd.

As the name suggests, Hopalicious is rich with complex hops. It is quite bitter in such a pleasant and drinkable way that the could only come from Ale Asylum's expert-treatment of their cascade hops. It's very floral and citrusy, which is balanced perfectly by its strong bitterness.

Among IPAs, it's very sweet at heart, although I wouldn't call it a sweet beer per se (sweet as in sugar and caramel). The sweetness in Hopalicious is used as more of a balancing mechanism.

This really is a pinnacle of American IPAs and I hope that Ale Asylum—with their spectacular new facilities—are able to expand their micro-brewed gem to a larger crowd.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 19:43:54 | More by ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.93/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First off it should be pointed out this is an APA although it has the hop flavor of a good IPA...sure the body is a little thin when you think IPA but for an APA it is fine...perhaps a little on the light side but in the right area...

Hops are fantastic....awesome aroma and taste of pineapples, mandarin oranges, and tangelos...milder notes of pine trees,lemons, limes, and a fresh bouquet of flowers...pale malt is the backbone but it has some mild toasty qualities.

This is the type of beer I could drink every day...literally...if I had a kegerator this would be a great call....rivals the Mpls Rock Bottom Simcoe hopped pale ale I love so much (Itasca) but with a different hop featured...

The bottle says it all...a lot of great hop without crazy bitterness....totally on the mark...this is what good hop usage is all about.

Top notch brew!!!

Serving type: bottle

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wgk

Wisconsin

4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oh, what an incredible accidental find this one was! At the grocery store liquor outlet on a hunt for something that stressed hops for the Fall. We love this beer! High quality and consistency from 6-pack to 6 pack so far, except wider price variations than others we have seen, perhaps. The only ding is that it is almost too good to interrupt a session and have to revert to anything less.

A - lighter than expected, but very appealing and inviting
S - exceptional -- Really! -- Heavy hops with smoooth hints of a caramel/floral bouquet that stays nice all the while you drink
T - Absolutely on the top of my list...Blends the hops deliciously (honest) and strongly without overpowering anything else
M - Again, top of the heap. Great carbonation balanced with smooth, creamy finish...the ABV is in there, but you don't know it.
D - without question your first will invite your second and likely more if you wish...did I see a review where someone sessioned 10 of these? (With a designated driver, maybe!) It is an EASY brew to pace, though, as the quality is "extra special" and you can get a TON of taste in a tiny splash.

Satisfies the soul!

It says enjoy it with passion on the label. Doubt you could do anything but enjoy this brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 20:09:11 | More by wgk
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Illinois

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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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Wisconsin

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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice yellow, with a good haze and a nice half finger of white head, decent lacing

Smell is all citrus at first, lemons, orange, limes and grapefruit aromas are all present

Taste is more of the same citrus charachters followed by a nice sweet malt precense, finishes clean and crisp.

Mouthfeel is light medium, pretty standard for a APA

This is a beer I pick up to switch it up every once and while from NG Moon Man, I really like this one, I have had a couple of bad 12s and 6ers though.... Once they get that under control I will be picking this up more and more... Glad this 6 was good, the last was not, neither was the 12 before it.

One other thing, I do not really understand why have a blank white spot with best buy written above it.... Why not put the best by there instead of leaving it blank.

All in all I will base my score off of this beer, I do not review beer from bad batches or that is infected as it is not fair to the overall score.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 18:17:08 | More by nickapalooza86
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Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.