Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
88
very good

912 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 28
Gots: 144 | 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:
Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-24-2006

Eleven separate additions of cascade hops give this American pale ale its lush citrus aroma and bold hop flavor without crazy bitterness.
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Ratings: 912 | Reviews: 230
Photo of jmdrpi
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Dark gold. Nice citrus flowery hop aroma.good malt balance

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.02/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

not a good beer. just stale tasting

Photo of Go4aBrew
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very seasonable and extra tasty!!!!!!

Photo of MNJR
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A bit thin and one dimensional. Not a "bad" pale ale, but many easily available others in the category are better. This is claiming 11 separate additions of cascade hops, but they must be really small additions, since this stuff is actually fairly light. It needs something other than the single hop flavor, though I did like the slightly smoky finish. If I got it as others say for $13 a twelve pack, I would like it better than paying $10 for a sixer like I did. Anchor Liberty for example is $8 and much better.

Photo of ARoman
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is initially a dry pine with secondary notes of bread and is followed by the addition of juicy grapefruit and orange. It pours clear with an amber hue and a white soap head that has ok retention and moderate lace. The taste is a medium bitter front supported by a medium sweet tail. The oily beer is fuzzy with a medium body containing notes of pine, grapefruit, and bread crust. The finish is crisp pine with a bready character that then turns sweet tangerine. It's clean with an aftertaste that has a bit of a cloying waxiness, but mostly pine notes.

Photo of bound4er
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. can

Pours to a cloudy, faint orange to amber appearance with a one finger white head. Laces quite well. Smells of grain, hay, pine and scorched earth. Taste isn't as complex as the nose - some bready malt, pine, spice and that signature AA charcoal infused finish. Feel is what you'd expect from a pale ale - light in body with nice carbonation. Overall this is a well crafted ale that has nice drinkability. The addition of 12 pack cans for around $13 is nice to see in a world of ever rising beer prices.

Photo of Yankeejw
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Doesn't live up to it's name.

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Todd for this!
12 oz bottle poured into dogfish Head glass.
A: pours a nice golden color, 2 finger head with frothy foam, heavy stringy lacing
S: tropical fruits, sweet malt, some pine resin, biscuit
M: medium creamy body, slight carbonation
T: slight citrus but heavier on pine resin and earthy notes, biscuit, cracker, some white pepper, and mild smooth finish
O: kinda a cross between west coast ipa and English ipa that is really smooth. Hop heads will enjoy!

Photo of BrewThru_29
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fairly light. Nice citrus hop aroma and flavor. Some sweetness on the back end as well. Very sessionable at only 5.7% ABV. Would buy it again.

Photo of cervezango
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

sticky sweet mouthfeel and sweet perfumey smell, slight banana flavor. its much better on tap , a decent session ipa.

Photo of cambabeer
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

whiffs of alcohol. opaqueish yellow. Not very bitter, mostly in aftertaste. Honey sweetness. a little womens fruity perfume.light to medium bodied oily after. More booze than is suggested by abv. some banana in the nose as well.

Photo of AlyssaMk22
4.9/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the IPAs I recommend living in Wisconsin the most.

Photo of pianoguy
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sent to me by my Wisconsin Nephew (NFC Championship 2015 bet... GO HAWKS!) I liked this beer so much it inspired me to sign up and start rating beers ... Here I go;
Look; Yellowish with a white head.
Smell; Not overly prominent... but citrus is there
Taste: this is where it took off for me. The citrus was more orange like (as opposed to grapefruit like) The hops were there.. and then they were gone... only to come back at the finish.
Mouth feel; For this beer, it seemed like the perfect amount of carbonation(my first 5 on the rating scale)
Overall; Very interesting beer wish I had a few more of em !

Photo of Flight317
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is kind of a biased rating because it wasn't close to fresh. I like to remember what I have had so I gave the ratings anyway.

Photo of pweis909
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

High clarity, color on the citrine side of amber. Strong foam on the pour the recedes to lace the glass. Initially, I smell and taste the hops. Citrusy, with a bit of astringency. In a sip or two, I am accustomed to hops and the malt begins to shine. There is some sweetness and toastiness, and as I drain the glass, toasty recedes and something like chocolate takes its place. Did they use a bit of chocolate malt to increase color?

Photo of SpasmWaiter
2.35/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tasted like a malt heavy piece of wet cardboard. Hopefully the just oversparged this batch.

Photo of Thos2020
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Very drinkable and smooth

Photo of pkolafa
4.77/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great midwestern IPA. Smells even better than it tastes.

Photo of barczar
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%

Herbal, grassy, touch of citrus, and fairly bitter and resiny.

Photo of Timbo5555
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Can drink a lot of this good IPA,nice smooth taste

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color; the cap retains nicely and leaves some dots behind

Smell: Hoppy aromatics, with tropical fruit and grapefruit buttressed by a touch of toffee

Taste: Hops dominate the front end, with tropical fruit, citrus and grapefruit all commanding attention; some toffee lingers underneath, but the hops continue to power through to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was surprised to find that Cascade hops were the sole hops used in this beer, albeit they have been added in eleven separate additions; I was expecting something different, given the interesting tropical fruit tones; in any event, quite a good pale ale and a solid flagship beer for this brewery

Photo of pat61
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%

Big citrusy hop nose, some light fruit and rich malt.
Brilliant amber under a moussey, 3" off-white head that slowly descends to a thick film but leaves thick lace.
On the palate the hops have more flavor - citrus and grapefruit - than bitterness and are well balanced by a rich malt backbone.
Creamy, medium body and medium carbonation.

Photo of smorbrod
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

One of my favorite beers, nice and fragrant with decent bite but not overly fruity so I, at lease, can session this beer. This beer is one of the main reasons Ale Asylum grew so fast.

Photo of kkleu357
4/5  rDev +1.8%

From notes on 11/9/13

Brownish yellow color. White head. Slight flowery smell. Nice balance of hops and malt. This is the original beer that got me into hops.

Photo of Qbdoo
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A really pleasant, almost classic pale ale that reminds me of Sierra Nevada in its heyday. There's a really strong grapefruit and orange scent that is mirrored in the taste. The malts aren't strong but balance out the citrus well. This and the light but slightly oily mouthfeel make it an easy drinking but really flavorful APA.

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Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
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