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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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89
very good

664 Ratings
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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 20
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-24-2006)
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sweethome

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden to light amber color - decent head. Nose is nice - burst of fruity hops - some citrus. The beer has a decent smooth entry - bittering hits pretty quickly. Nice flavor of hops - butter seems to takeover. A butterscotch flavor comes on pretty strong and the finish is of band-aid.

I've had this on tap at the brewery and really enjoyed. This bottled sample indicated a problem in bottling. I have heard similar reaction from Madtown Nut Brown from others. I had no problem with my bottle of Nut Brown - but this seemed a bit infected. Not horribly off - just that building butterscotch flavor that left the band-aid taste.

These guys are new - will give them time to work out the kinks.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 17:24:40 | More by sweethome
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic, this was a clear orange-copper in color. nutty, flowery, and citric in the nose. a hint of something else as well, maybe honeyed, buttered biscuits is the best way i can describe it. taste is a light malt sweetness balanced by a lighter than expected hop bitterness. light, crisp mouthfeel that is a bit thin for the style. not sure about the abv but it must be in the 4-5% range. that, along with the interesting nose makes the drinkability just ok.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2007 03:11:20 | More by MrMcGibblets
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 14 Nov 2008.

Tried in 0.5 L Adambrau glass. Small very tight off white head. Cloudy golden caramel color. Aroma almost bursts from bottle but then quickly fades. Aroma of sweet fresh hops, almost buttery, citrus, caramel. Flavor is lighter than the smell, starts sweet and caramel becoming citrusy and slightly bitter. Finishes with a somewhat stale popcorn flavor. Medium body.

Expected more of a hop bite from this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 22:58:29 | More by htomsirveaux
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-01-2014 03:05:02 | More by dmheinz57
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caustin90


3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

05-30-2014 18:03:42 | More by caustin90
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GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

08-12-2013 00:39:30 | More by GABrew
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-02-2014 16:03:38 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-02-2014 17:20:58 | More by BeerDazed
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leedorham

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

05-06-2013 03:11:28 | More by leedorham
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doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

09-12-2012 03:20:40 | More by doublepneumonia
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amishbooze

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

05-12-2013 02:15:17 | More by amishbooze
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mxchap

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

06-27-2013 20:26:20 | More by mxchap
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

12-02-2013 14:13:16 | More by vinny21bal
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hreb

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cold 12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Beer is halfway between yellow and orange, and crystal clear (unfiltered? seriously?) once the overwhelming carbonation subsides. Respectable yellow-white head. Big cascadey-evergreen aroma. Can this 5.8% brew that claims to be an APA stand up to eleven separate hoppings of cascade?

Maybe. The most offensive thing about it is not intense, over the top, American-style IPA bitterness. No, the alpha acid levels are actually quite bitterness. But the beer has been gassed to all hell, and on top of that, there's relatively little grain to be found in this bottle (maybe that's how it can get away with being unfiltered), resulting in a way too light malt backbone and a thin body. That said, there's nothing else wrong with it. Still way more drinkable than many American IPAs. Hopalicious is a fine, if one-dimensional, profile of what cascade hops can do.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 05:04:18 | More by hreb
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to hopdog for sharing this...
Appears a transparent light gold with a small white head that quickly slides back down into a collar. Tiny speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of orange candy, Sunkist soda, ground table sugar, watered down caramel, hay, light grass, mild fruit, & yeast.
Taste of the mentioned aroma with the strongest highlight coming from the citrus and not a whole lot more of anything else.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, mildly sweet, yeasty, a bit tart of the citrus notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2007 16:07:11 | More by weeare138
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a clear lookig yellowish gold color. The head was white and fizzy, with a good amount of bubbles rising to the glass. The lacing was minimal with just some scattered suds around the glass. The smell of the beer is a bit more earthy and malty than I expected. The taste of the beer is also more grainy than I originally thought it would be. The mouthfeel was clear and crisp, light bodied and had a sharp carbonation to it. Overall this beer sounded like it was going to be a bit more hoppy than it actually was. The beer itself isn't bad just not exactly what I was hoping for.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 22:52:55 | More by Knapp85
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Zadok

Kansas

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light copper with a one finger head and mild lacing.

Very piney hop aroma, slight floral tones.

Somewhat of an unusual light hop flavor not something you would expect from a beer called hopalicious. Still has a mildly decent flavor just expecting a little more.

Seems relatively light bodied with low carbonation and just a tinge of hop bite.

Not to much else to say, a very mellow APA to put it lightly no pun intended. Probably wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 20:12:47 | More by Zadok
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kbnooshay

New York

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Haha. Now theres a gay beer name. Poured a pretty golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma is supper hoppy fresh. Taste was actually a little weak in the hop department, especially considering how this smelled. This was still pretty fresh and enjoyable though. Medium body, drinks pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 17:29:49 | More by kbnooshay
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: golden straw yellow, hue of amber. 1 finger head, creamy lacing engulfs inside of pint.

S: pine, citrus, earthy grains, nice mild refreshing scent.

T: a tad disappointing, the body seems a little watered down. the bitterness is rather muted.

M: light/medium body, little too much carbonation.

D: This is my 2nd Ale Asylum beer and bit let down. The aroma had me excited, but the flavor and mouthfeel was very weak and watery. Not an awful beer, but certainly much better beers available. Very sessionable, almost like a macro version of a American Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 20:33:21 | More by BeerLover99
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Augustiner719

New York

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass:

Pours a beautiful orange yellow, iced tea sort of color with a 2 finger fluffy head with great retention. Aroma is on point with many IPA's out there and really doesnt smell like an APA. Huge hop aroma with some honey undertones and some cheerios cereal breadyness. Very attractive nose. Taste falls short of what i expected but still nice and balanced. has some sweet pineapple like sugary aftertaste that is appealing but throws me off from the lack of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice as its carbonated well and has a great lasting head. Drinkability is low for me as i would really pick a SNPA over this any day. worth a try but not going to seek this out anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 19:54:20 | More by Augustiner719
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Bell's tulip on 7/23/12

A) Deep honey-amber with faded tobacco highlights. Billowy three finger head collapses slowly to a 1/4th inch layer. A crackling upper tier of lace leads down to thick swaths farther down.

S) Compact aroma of notes of orange peel, musty grass, earth, caramel and biscuit.

T) Mild pine greets the palate with a comparably mild bitterness. Pepperings of dank citrus here and there. Earthy finish. Toasted biscuit with a hint of caramel sweetness.

M) medium-light body made crisp by a dose of high carbonation. The feel is kind of coating in a dusty way.

D) Not a bad beer despite being too malty for my usual fancies. I drank it warmer than fridge temperature; probably would have liked it better if I had it colder.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 23:39:17 | More by Ryan011235
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marcpal

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from the fine man Maximum12. Poured into a Dogfish shaped pint glass and enjoyed on a night earlier this week.
Bottle Graphics: 4/10.

A: Pretty run of the mill, shiny orange color with a thin lacing and mid level head.

S: Sure, you can smell the hops but not as much as name would lead you to believe. For some reason, I get something of a rye scent out of the nose.

T: Pretty standard pale ale with no real rye but some aspect of malted breadiness. It may be the expectation from the name, but I was pretty much not blown away as I was thinking I would or may be.

M: Fairly thick body for an APA that had a solid bready texture. If this makes sense, it has the mouthfeel of a homebrew or a small brewpub.

D: The hops are not one of those that will leave you wanting more, seems to be more of an APA that has bittering late stage hops than anything else. Not a bad pale ale by any means, just not unique or anything that sets it apart.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2009 18:19:34 | More by marcpal
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patrick16o

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a honey-golden hue with a finger and a half of a eggshell white crown. Very few bubbles rising to the top of this beer and the crown is slowly diminishing. The aroma is exquisite, its soft yet strong with a blend of floral and citrus and a touch of malt underneath. As I let the beer warm up a little, the flavor becomes much more pronounces. There is a nice hoppyness to this beer but it fades a bit too quickly. The body is somewhat light and the finish is dry. Mouthfeel is less than average and drinkability is also average. This was my first Ale Asylum beer, was hoping for a bit more flavor than I got. Still a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2007 23:56:57 | More by patrick16o
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one!

(A)- Pours a hazy orange color. Produced a big fluffy white head with great retention. Tons of sticky lacing all over the place.

(S)- Some nice damp pine with lemon and peach.

(T)- Some good citrus of lemon and peach with subtle pine. Even more subtle caramel sweetness behind all of that.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Rather light in body. Rather smooth with good citrus. Minimal bitterness.

(D)- A lighter bodied IPA, but still tasty

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 17:26:46 | More by sweemzander
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weatherdog

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

It pours a amber gold with just the slightest haze. A generous white head adorns the beer and leaves a bit of lacing around the glass.

A medium level of orange and grassy hops are prominent in the nose. A bit of malt in the back preventing this from being a huge hop bomb

A sharp bitterness begins the taste and then a nice fairly bright orange hop flavor. Then a bit of biscuity malt flavor shows up. As an APA goes it pretty standard, big American hop flavor, a bit of malt and a pretty dry finish making it for a decent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 04:07:51 | More by weatherdog
Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
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