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Hopalicious - Ale Asylum

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810 Ratings

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Ratings: 810
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 29
Gots: 99 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Norseman, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ralerwen, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

BarrytheBear, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

vinny21bal, Dec 02, 2013
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.

Tilley4, Jun 21, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

HoistinBrews, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Brewsed, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Eaglefan344, Dec 07, 2013
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.

Westsidethreat, Feb 17, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DCLAguy11, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

spoony, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

stortore, Aug 08, 2014
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.

Treebs, May 16, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -12.7%

vande, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

MN_Beerticker, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TonyTalon, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

plumcrazyfx, Sep 09, 2012
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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.

coldmeat23, Oct 14, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

millelacsmark, Nov 23, 2012
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.

avaldivia, Sep 14, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

IpeeA, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

mikepcarney, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

PHBoiler, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

sprucetip, Jan 01, 2014
Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.