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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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89
very good

775 Ratings
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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 28
Gots: 86 | 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%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

alexw07, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

stouts4me, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of TheHoppiest
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from friends from Wisconsin, thanks!

Poured from a squat 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a mildly hazy golden yellow with a two finger white head that reduces to an 1/8" foam lid.

Has a nice, light citrusy aroma, with hints of orange blossom honey and malt.

Begins with caramel sweet, mild pepper spice and orange citrus, before finishing bright and hoppy.

Medium bodied, this is a very easy drinking brew. I'm happy to have had this brew, but am sad this is my final beer of the six pack.

TheHoppiest, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mhaugo, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BYOFB, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of StaveHooks
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy orange, 1 finger white head forms a retaining collar with a few speck of lacing.

S - Dank grapefruit citrus aroma, bready yeast, light caramel and pale malts. Has a bit of a cotton candy aroma.

T - Creamy orange citrus, doughy bread, some lemon and pine come out with the slightly fruity malt and the breadyness turns slightly toasted. Finishes dry with some bitterness.

M - Soft carbonation, full body for the style.

Cascade is the star but doesn't outshine a simple but tasty malt base. Very nice creamy feel with great carbonation. Wish this was available where I live.

StaveHooks, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

schomber, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Amyliz4, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

johnhenryconway, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Gatordaddy, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

mariposafan, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

tmarq9, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

imperialking, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - It pours a transparent golden amber with a thin white head that disappates fairly quickly

S - Fruity, citrusy hops upfront balenced fairly well by a mild, but sweet, malt backbone

T - A great balence of pine and citrus hit you up front and quickly fade into a semi-sweet finish

M - Light bodied and refreshing. Very clean light hop finish and moderate carbonation.

O - It's a pretty enjoyable APA to me. Everyone consistently looks to have their taste buds blown off by the latest and greatest IIPA, so brews like this go unappreciated. When looking for a carefully done APA, I think you should give this a serious consideration!

EnJeiBee, Nov 10, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Big foam that slowly became a thick film. Nice amber color, slightly cloudy. Wonderful hop scent. Bright and citrusy. Easy drinking mild taste. Hops, citrus, light bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel, not to light. Overall a good beer. I could easy drink several.

Kbogac, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of bashiba
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wow this beer has 11 hop additions, that makes it almost 4 times better than Miller Lite being triple hopped right?

Poured light amber with almost no head, just a few tan bubbles and some swirling white at the top.

The smell was very balanced between hops and malts, maybe they use 11 malt additions to make this work out. Has a nice light bready backbone with some nice classic cascade notes with fresh citrus and a little pine.

Overall its a nicely balanced flavored pale, very light with some nice buiscuit and sourdough malt flavors, taste like it has a bit of English Dark Crystal in there, mixing evenly with the subdued citrus and cascade flavors. I thought it was balanced at first, but the more I drink it the more malt centric it becomes, it needs a 12th hop addition, the bittering addition. Just not quite bitter enough even for just a light APA.

The mouthfeel is light with a bit of a syrupy finish.

Overall just an average APA.

bashiba, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of beagle75
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and numerous streams of bubbles rise in the column from the central area of the glass.

S: Mellow but papery display of hops, showing pine, mixed citrus, and tropical fruit. Malt is also present in similar intensity, with a quality that is bready turning to cracker. Some non-fat milk is also adherent to the malty half of the smell.

T: Begins dry, with bready pale malt and weak piney hop aromatics in the presence of initially mild acidity. Rye and a trace of peanut butter emerge in the middle, the latter somewhat out of place but not unwelcome. A bit of the early malt remains at the end, along with developing grapefruit peel that yields mild bitterness and carbonic acidity that sees a late surge.

M: Thin viscosity, wet and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer appears to have originated from what was a great plan on paper, but it shows either timidity or a low-grade inability in its execution. Its principal sensory qualities are well positioned but muted, allowing minor features such as carbonic acid and peanut butter to compete for attention and even interrupt at times. No failing derails it, instead just adding up to a list of misdemeanors that pile on to the forget-ability factor.

beagle75, Oct 21, 2011
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2.2/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottled: unk

A: pours a murky peach on copper ale with a finger of soapy white foam which slowly falls to a thick sheet of the same. Sheeted lace.
S: Sweet malts with plenty of piny, citrusy cascade hops. The resin aspect is not so present, but I think the crystal malts are the primary tone here. A little sweet on the nose.
T: Oxidized malts give this a disservice. It's sweet and cardboarded. The hops don't really come through the way I would anticipate.
M: Medium on heavy for the style with high carb. Semi-slick finish.
O: Below average for an IPA for me. Malts too dominant without the hops to justify. Too sweet. Hops seem dead.

harrymel, Oct 18, 2011
Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.