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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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very good

742 Ratings
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Ratings: 742
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 24
Gots: 79 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-24-2006)
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Photo of BeerLover99
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.

BeerLover99, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of Augustiner719
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.

Augustiner719, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of Ryan011235
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.

Ryan011235, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of marcpal
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.

marcpal, May 29, 2009
Photo of patrick16o
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.

patrick16o, Nov 20, 2007
Photo of sweemzander
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

sweemzander, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of weatherdog
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.

weatherdog, Oct 05, 2010
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Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.