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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
89
very good

829 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 29
Gots: 104 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into Founders Snifter.

Appearance: slightly opaque, yet brilliant and glowing straw yellow bodied beer. 2 fingers of white head that some decent staying power and nice lacing.

Smell: Big oranges and oranges zest. Hints of lemon zest and juicy grapefruit. Little bit of bready malts.

Taste: Mild bitterness, with big citrus flavors! Oranges are everywhere in this beer. I am digging it. Just like in the nose... the lemon zest and grapefruit notes are in the supporting cast to the oranges. Nicely balanced beer with a biscuity malt profile. Oranges go from start to finish with this beer. Mild bitterness that does stick around very long and does not linger. It makes you want to drink this beer fast!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This is very drinkable.

Overall: Really Nice APA. Drinkable and flavorful. Big "N" Bold hoppy oranges in this beer. This is an awesome local that more people need to discover. Ale Asylum really did this beer right! i did not even know what was sitting in the beer cooler, I have passed this beer by way too many times...not any more! Seriously underated WI local.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BasterdInABasket
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no date code or markings, poured into pint glass
A- Hazy golden/orange in color with one finger head, thin layer stays around
S- Light aroma of citrus, hops, and a noticeable maltiness, nothing special
T- Starts right away with nice hop flavor, malt balance comes soon after with a little bit of pine, not bad at all
M- Nicely carbonated, piny oiliness helps the beers a lot
O- Overall a solid APA, nothing over-the-top, just a nice mix of citrus to pine and hops to malt balance

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4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured on tap at brewery into pint shaker glass.

A - A light, hazy orange with a 1 finger white head. Good retention and nice lacing.

S - Citrus and tropical fruit. Pineapple and pine with a decent malt balance of bread and caramel.

T - Follows the nose with citrus and tropical fruit. Good amount of pineapple and some pine. Malt backbone holds up well with bread and caramel. Finish is more pine bitter, but not too strong.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation. Somewhat dry and bitter.

O - Great APA and one of my favorite offerings in WI.

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of Strix
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear straw, good initial head, great lacing.

Nice pine scent, fairy faint nose though.

Bready malt, subtle pine , grapefruit, and lemon blend, very nicely balanced. Flavorful but not palate-obliterating.

Mouthfeel crisp, well carbonated.

A very nicely done APA. Well balanced and flavorful.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served chilled...

A) This brew settles in the glass a hazed orange. There was about a finger of foam, which bubbles about, before settling to a collar. Not much lacing.

S) Quite nice... Piney and a some grapefruit with a light sugar dusting.

T) The nose on this is a bit sweeter than the flavor that follows. This has a pleasant hop bitterness that is piney/grassy and features some citrus rind and zest. The malt balances this out well enough.

M) Fairly light, but not thin or watery by any means. The carbonation has some zip, and this stays crisp and refreshing. The citrus rind lingers a bit on the finish.

O) A nice APA right here. Definitely worth a try. Glad to recommend...

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DuaneSCarr
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful APA. I have never heard of this beer.brewery before a friend from Wisconsin - who makes a yearly New Glarus beer run for me when he goes home - brought back a bottle. I coaxed it out of him - I am glad that I did!*S*

Appearence - poured into a DFH logo snifter - pours an orange/brown with a medium head and very nice lacing. A very pretty looking brew.

Smell - I could smell the hops when i cracked open the bottle! Always a plus! Smell in the glass not as intense. Still can pick up a nice subtle flavor.

Taste - Nice hop taste with a subtle malt background.

Mouthfeel - smooth - I have to remind myself this beer is an APA and not a DIPA. Very drinkable.

Overall - a very nice, hoppy APA. I now know when my friend returns to Wisconsin, I will be requesting more of this beer and I will look to see if it has a cousin of the "Imperial" style?
The people of Madison and the great Dairy State are a lucky bunch!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 829 ratings.