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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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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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Photo of jmarsh123
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sonoma01 for the bottle.

Pours a cloudy bright deep gold with a faint head leaving little retention.

Smells of light citrus/lemon hops with a touch of pine and malt.

The lemon comes through a lot more in the flavor. Lemon and orange hop sweetness comes off right off the bat. Not a ton of malt to this one and has a nice bitterness for an APA.

Fairly juicy hop presence and medium carbonation levels.

I was pleasantly surprised by the hop profile and this beer in general. A very good easy drinking beer I'd be happy to have again.

jmarsh123, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Crstumpf
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Crstumpf, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Pintofbrown
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got HOPALICIOUS with a nonic pint. A very big thank you to Geneseohawk!

Appearance- The foam is bright white and gets to two fingers in width with a craggy lid. The foam is puffy and creamy and looks wet.

The body is a hazy amber-gold with no visible carbonation.

Smell- The nose is a little hoppy with a citrus and piney note. The citrus is most like lemon. There is also musty quality here.

Taste- The malt is pretty sweet and does a nice job of making this drink smooth. The biscuit malt is the first thing on the palate, and is quickly followed by the not over the top flavor hops.

They are peppery, a little piney, and have a hint of grassiness. Not as much citrus here as I picked up on the nose. It instead has that fresh grass flavor. The finish has barely any bitterness, but just enough, and introduces an earthy note.

Mouth feel- Very creamy and easy to drink, there is not much more you could ask for in this nice medium bodied beer.

Overall- This beer has just enough flavor hops and a solid malt backbone to be a wonderfully balanced pale ale. The hops could be even more pulled out and explored in my opinion, especially if you are going to call it Hopalicious.

Pintofbrown, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of bwiechmann
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

bwiechmann, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of groovy24
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

groovy24, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of twbeecher
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

twbeecher, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of mattafett
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

mattafett, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of jakea
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jakea, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of minterro
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer was acquired in a trade with jegross2

A&S: Kinda a weak piney scent (like a weak hopslam) citrus notes in this one. Not very complex or balanced, but it still smells half way decent. Pours about 1 and ½ fingers of off white (almost yellow) fizzy head that turns pretty foamy after a minute or so. Clumpy foamy lacying. Murky orange colored beer. Bubbles slowly rising from the bottom.

T&M: Pretty darn bitter towards the end. A little bit spicy toward the end. This beer is pretty one sided, not much going on malty-wise. Well hopped for a pale. On the watery side of medium very close to being low bodied, medium to high amounts of carbonation. Its refreshing.

Overall: It’s pretty ordinary Pale, nothing really standing out, and nothing really special. I wouldn't recommend this beer for a good example of the style, nor a bad example.

minterro, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of JWRitchie76
4/5  rDev +1.3%

JWRitchie76, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of BasementBer
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice pale

A: straw yellow with a slight reddish hue. good lacing but required a long pour to get head to build.

S: great citrus hop aroma, lemons.

T: solid bitter from start to finish. a slight english malt taste at the front but far more about the hops.

M: a bit thin in the body, bu thats the profile of a pale ale. washes lightly and refreshingly makes your pockets want more.

O: a good pale ale for those tart bitter hankerins.

BasementBer, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Chrisbracken420
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Chrisbracken420, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of sobapan
4/5  rDev +1.3%

sobapan, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Mrpickles
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Mrpickles, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +1.3%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of smurfbeer
4/5  rDev +1.3%

smurfbeer, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Kevin79, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of tasteegood
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Scooped a six-pack at a gas station in Wisconsin as my pops and I traveled to Green Bay territory to witness another Bears loss :(

From my recollection, this was about 7.49!!!

I had this on tap from Ale Sylum so my appearance rating may not be a fair rating (since I most recently just had it from the bottle).

S- Citrus, faint hops.
T- Definitley not as hoppy as other APA styles I've had. Not as harsh, almost zest like in flavor.
M-Easy on the palate, little carbonation.
O-If I am ever back in Wisonsin, I will seek this out again. Tasty and economical. It was great to have with chips and pizza.

tasteegood, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Gtreid
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Gtreid, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of mjpolzin
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A very nice IPA. I got a nice bitter hoppy taste. There was a fair amount of citrus and pine notes as well-maybe not as much as my favorite IPAs but enough to make this something I should try and purchase down the line. I am always partial to local breweries and this was a good version of a pale ale.

mjpolzin, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of fergster75
4/5  rDev +1.3%

fergster75, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +1.3%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +1.3%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4/5  rDev +1.3%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of alexw07
4/5  rDev +1.3%

alexw07, Dec 14, 2011
Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.