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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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89
very good

775 Ratings
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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 28
Gots: 86 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Eleven separate additions of cascade hops give this American pale ale its lush citrus aroma and bold hop flavor without crazy bitterness.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-24-2006)
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Ratings: 775 | Reviews: 212 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of amalahow
3/5  rDev -24.1%

amalahow, Jun 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Nichols33, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Kevinpitts, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

NIckIPA, May 01, 2012
Photo of bashiba
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wow this beer has 11 hop additions, that makes it almost 4 times better than Miller Lite being triple hopped right?

Poured light amber with almost no head, just a few tan bubbles and some swirling white at the top.

The smell was very balanced between hops and malts, maybe they use 11 malt additions to make this work out. Has a nice light bready backbone with some nice classic cascade notes with fresh citrus and a little pine.

Overall its a nicely balanced flavored pale, very light with some nice buiscuit and sourdough malt flavors, taste like it has a bit of English Dark Crystal in there, mixing evenly with the subdued citrus and cascade flavors. I thought it was balanced at first, but the more I drink it the more malt centric it becomes, it needs a 12th hop addition, the bittering addition. Just not quite bitter enough even for just a light APA.

The mouthfeel is light with a bit of a syrupy finish.

Overall just an average APA.

bashiba, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of sweethome
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden to light amber color - decent head. Nose is nice - burst of fruity hops - some citrus. The beer has a decent smooth entry - bittering hits pretty quickly. Nice flavor of hops - butter seems to takeover. A butterscotch flavor comes on pretty strong and the finish is of band-aid.

I've had this on tap at the brewery and really enjoyed. This bottled sample indicated a problem in bottling. I have heard similar reaction from Madtown Nut Brown from others. I had no problem with my bottle of Nut Brown - but this seemed a bit infected. Not horribly off - just that building butterscotch flavor that left the band-aid taste.

These guys are new - will give them time to work out the kinks.

sweethome, Jun 23, 2007
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic, this was a clear orange-copper in color. nutty, flowery, and citric in the nose. a hint of something else as well, maybe honeyed, buttered biscuits is the best way i can describe it. taste is a light malt sweetness balanced by a lighter than expected hop bitterness. light, crisp mouthfeel that is a bit thin for the style. not sure about the abv but it must be in the 4-5% range. that, along with the interesting nose makes the drinkability just ok.

MrMcGibblets, Jul 26, 2007
Photo of Skabrah56
3.16/5  rDev -20%

Skabrah56, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 14 Nov 2008.

Tried in 0.5 L Adambrau glass. Small very tight off white head. Cloudy golden caramel color. Aroma almost bursts from bottle but then quickly fades. Aroma of sweet fresh hops, almost buttery, citrus, caramel. Flavor is lighter than the smell, starts sweet and caramel becoming citrusy and slightly bitter. Finishes with a somewhat stale popcorn flavor. Medium body.

Expected more of a hop bite from this one.

htomsirveaux, Feb 01, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

dmheinz57, Mar 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

caustin90, May 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

GABrew, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

BarrelAgedG, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

tuckerlikesbeer, Jul 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

BeerDazed, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

leedorham, May 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

doublepneumonia, Sep 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

amishbooze, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

mxchap, Jun 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

vinny21bal, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of hreb
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cold 12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Beer is halfway between yellow and orange, and crystal clear (unfiltered? seriously?) once the overwhelming carbonation subsides. Respectable yellow-white head. Big cascadey-evergreen aroma. Can this 5.8% brew that claims to be an APA stand up to eleven separate hoppings of cascade?

Maybe. The most offensive thing about it is not intense, over the top, American-style IPA bitterness. No, the alpha acid levels are actually quite bitterness. But the beer has been gassed to all hell, and on top of that, there's relatively little grain to be found in this bottle (maybe that's how it can get away with being unfiltered), resulting in a way too light malt backbone and a thin body. That said, there's nothing else wrong with it. Still way more drinkable than many American IPAs. Hopalicious is a fine, if one-dimensional, profile of what cascade hops can do.

hreb, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of weeare138
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to hopdog for sharing this...
Appears a transparent light gold with a small white head that quickly slides back down into a collar. Tiny speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of orange candy, Sunkist soda, ground table sugar, watered down caramel, hay, light grass, mild fruit, & yeast.
Taste of the mentioned aroma with the strongest highlight coming from the citrus and not a whole lot more of anything else.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, mildly sweet, yeasty, a bit tart of the citrus notes.

weeare138, Apr 06, 2007
Photo of Knapp85
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a clear lookig yellowish gold color. The head was white and fizzy, with a good amount of bubbles rising to the glass. The lacing was minimal with just some scattered suds around the glass. The smell of the beer is a bit more earthy and malty than I expected. The taste of the beer is also more grainy than I originally thought it would be. The mouthfeel was clear and crisp, light bodied and had a sharp carbonation to it. Overall this beer sounded like it was going to be a bit more hoppy than it actually was. The beer itself isn't bad just not exactly what I was hoping for.

Knapp85, May 31, 2012
Photo of Zadok
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light copper with a one finger head and mild lacing.

Very piney hop aroma, slight floral tones.

Somewhat of an unusual light hop flavor not something you would expect from a beer called hopalicious. Still has a mildly decent flavor just expecting a little more.

Seems relatively light bodied with low carbonation and just a tinge of hop bite.

Not to much else to say, a very mellow APA to put it lightly no pun intended. Probably wouldn't buy again.

Zadok, Oct 10, 2008
Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.