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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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89
very good

772 Ratings
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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 28
Gots: 85 | 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%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 02, 2014
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Matthew607, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Nick-K, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

rflips86, Mar 23, 2014
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Piske41, Mar 23, 2014
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coz, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

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

Joecaddie, Mar 17, 2014
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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
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Wiscodrinker, Mar 16, 2014
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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
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Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.