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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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Ratings: 742
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 24
Gots: 79 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Mersh, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by 5/12/2014. Poured into an O'so snifter today, 3/24/2014.

App- Hazy light copper-orange body, one finger white head with good retention and thick, sticky lacing. Looks the part of a good American Pale Ale.

Smell- Dank, floral, grassy hops, a bit of citrus as well. Not much in way of a malt backbone. A little bit of caramel sweetness and that's about it. Hop-forward nose.

Flavour- True to the name, this is a hop-centric pale ale. Floral, dank hops dominate, supplemented by a little bit of citrus grapefruit. The pale malt backbone brings a bit of caramel and a musty graininess. Finish is a bit of citrus bitterness mixed in with some grassiness.

Mouthfeel- Thinner bodied, on the verge of watery. But easy to drink, bitter enough but not overwhelmingly bitter that it gets in the way of my enjoyment as a "just-got-home-from-work" beer. Resinous, dank and appropriately dry.

Overall- Good drinking, nice and hoppy APA. Not mindblowingly good, but a solid buy for an everyday drinking APA.

Stevedore, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Matthew607
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Matthew607, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Nick-K
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Nick-K, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of RussBeercier
4/5  rDev +1.3%

RussBeercier, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of rflips86
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

rflips86, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Piske41
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Piske41, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Tricerahops
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Tricerahops, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of coz
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

coz, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of hotdogtornados
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

hotdogtornados, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of StlHopHead77
4/5  rDev +1.3%

StlHopHead77, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Jeysun23
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Jeysun23, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Joecaddie
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Joecaddie, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of 312HopBomb
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy glowing orange/straw color with a great two fingers of dense white clumpy head.

An intense aroma of bright, juicy, dank and resiny hops.

The taste has a more earthy and bitter slant with some grapefruit rind. Some medicinal taste in the finish and a bit of resinous pine. No fruity hops as in the nose.

The mouthfeel was a wee bit watery and the carbonation is low/med.

The look and smell was very appealing and the hops shine for a pale ale. It is a good west coast type pale ale.

312HopBomb, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Wiscodrinker
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Wiscodrinker, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of gueuzedreg
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Golden honey cloudy murky, lots of carb bubbles traveling north. Minimal head medium retention no legs

S- A sweeter take on a pale. Bit of honey, medium hop profile sticking strictly to pine and malty profile.

T- A bit watery, but that is how I tend to like them. Some sweetness with the honey.

M- Medium carb and velvety smooth IMO

O- A well done pale. Thanks for the extra!

gueuzedreg, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of joeseppy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

joeseppy, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of ryanpj
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ryanpj, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of chet1215
4/5  rDev +1.3%

chet1215, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of flixmex
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

flixmex, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of aep
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

aep, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by date 04-28-2014 printed on the label. My second beer from Ale Asylum, acquired a single bottle for $1.50 at the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright golden orange with one finger of frothy white head. Look fluffy lacing, some active carbonation, and some fine sediment floating in the glass. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is pretty light and faint, but nice. Earthy / bready malt, some caramel, oak woodiness, grassy, oranges / lemon pith, and perhaps some herbal clove-like spicing. Slightly chalky. A good aroma, but it is of below average strength and intensity.

T - Taste is of sweetened bready / caramel / earthy malts, mild lemon / pine hoppiness, and a slight hint of rye / spicing present.

M - Feel is crisp, smooth, and creamy. Light-bodied & easy drinking with good carbonation.

Overall, a traditional style American pale ale, not overly bitter or hoppy, crisp, smooth, and easy drinking. I could definitely see it pairing well with a meal. Otherwise, it was nice to try it, but I wouldn't go back to it again. Not really fitting of the name Hopalicious either, being as tame as it is. Still, it is worth trying.

Ale Asylum Hopalicious ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of tbone64
3/5  rDev -24.1%

tbone64, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

schmidtmattsays, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.