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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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Hopalicious
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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: 105 | 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 dunix
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Soneast
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep golden to almost orange color, with a creamy white colored head, that sticks around for awhile leaving a hint of bubbly lace all the way down the glass.

Has a strong floral, citrus hop aroma up front followed by a thick, resiny pine smell, that has just a minor hint of caramel and sweet malts.

The flavor of this beer is full of freshly cut grass freshness, some delectable grapefruit, citrus and floral notes with an almost black pepper spiciness as well, and a very nice, yet subdued sweet malt background that balances out bitterness quite well, leaving you with a delicious sugared grapefruit aftertaste.

A very good light-bodied APA that still manages to feel creamy in the mouth, and retain a nice refreshing carbonation factor. I have had this out of a bottle and would give that about a B, however on tap at Ale Asylum is where this beer really shines, undoubtedly due to the freshness which really makes the hop profile "pop."

Photo of BarrytheBear
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden body, light orange tint. Small head, no lacing.

Citrus and piney scent, a little bread malt.

Mostly citrus hops in the taste. The malt adds a little sweet balance. Lightly bitter finish.

Medium body, average and crisp carbonation, and goes down easy. This is a sessionable ipa.

Photo of spoony
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a gold with nice white head and lacing.

The smell is of citrus hops and a good biscuity malt backbone that someone equates to the smell of a cookie.

The taste is very balanced but a little more upfront with the hop flavor and a nice malty back.

Overall a good beer for sure.

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Tilley4
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Homerbag for sending this local my way..

Poured into a Sierra Nevada pint glass.

Murky dark golden color with a fairly small quickly disappearing head.

Aroma of some musty hops and a little malt... I can't detect the Cascade in this..

Taste pretty much like it smells. Some piney hoppiness but the malts seem to dominate. A little prickly...

Nothing spectacular but a good solid brew.

Photo of vinny21bal
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Westsidethreat
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the fatkid13 for this beer

A: Friendly light peach/apricot with a haze through it. Small amount of bubbles stream to the surface. A really minor head with a solid ring of off white bubbles surround the glass.

S: Nice smelling beer. Tangerine, caramel, grapefruit rind and sap.

T: Starts off with a lot of pinecone characteristics, fairly dry with an earthy hop profile. Really mild sweetness reminding me of honey covered yellow apple, dandelions with limestone moments to it. Bittering is along the grapefruit and lemon rind, again very dry. Finishes slightly dirty and somewhat metallic.

M: Medium body, sort of hard across the palate.

D: Too dry for my tastes. I think I would have liked some sweetness to balance out all the dryness. I thought with all the caramel in the nose it would have been a bit maltier.

Photo of vande
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Treebs
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 5/18/13, just getting to this in time. Received in a recent BIF box. 12 oz. bottle served in a Westbrook tulip.

A: Pours a golden orange color with a thick and frothy put white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick cap that leaves sticky sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Floral notes with a dried grass backing. Toasted grains with some light citrus notes. Not a whole lot going on, but it's solid.

T: Same as the nose. Dried glass with a light floral aspect to it. The citrus notes are slightly sweet with a grainy sweetness on the finish as well. Very mild bitter aspect to it, but the finish is pretty is clean.

M: Light bodied with a nice medium carbonation level. Highly drinkable with a clean finish.

O: The flavors aren't going to knock your socks off, but it's nicely balanced and highly drinkable. This is like a "dumbed-down" Daisy Cutter. A solid brew that I could enjoy a few pints of on a hot day like today.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of IpeeA
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of coldmeat23
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Kostritzer Mug
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

This pours a light-to-medium shade of copper. Two-fingers of bone-white foam sit on top. Retention is good and lacing is in thin, sticky, strands.

This is a nicely inviting hoppy nose. Notes of grass, earth, soap and citrus are all here. There is a nice hint of caramel malts, lying below the surface.

Notes of grassiness and pine needles dominate the flavor. Yellow grapefruit, lemon and unripened oranges are here, also. A very light hint of maltiness brings a slight touch of balance, but this one is still quite hop forward.

A medium body with a medium-to-high level of carbonation. It is mostly smooth, with a tiny touch of sharpness. It does have a nice, mild, level of creaminess to it, which earns points in my book.

As long as you like the bitterness of hops, it's a keeper. Personally, I'm very glad to have had the chance to try it. I don't plan to search it out again, though.

Photo of avaldivia
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into a Belgian Tulip. Received in trade from Woodchopper.

A: Nice deep hazy orange color. Thick white heat with good retention.

S: Nice citrus hop aroma. I get a peach, mango scent.

T: Nice fruity hop flavor. Good malty flavor.

M: Nice smooth, medium bodied.

O: An excellent APA. Very flavorful. Fruity. Well balanced. I wish this was available in in my area.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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