Satisfaction Jacksin - Ale Asylum
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Reviews by nppeders:
3.63/5 rDev -5.2%
appearance - orange, crimson, hazy, not much head, lacing okay.
smell - very citrusy, caramel malts, and floral hops. Smells like Centennial hops
taste - malty, caramel, citrus and piney hops. Tastes like Centennial hops.
mouthfeel - very low carbonation, more carbonation would really help the hops pop more.
overall - kindof uninspired. Nothing great, yet nothing too offensive. Seems like the hop profile could be a little more complex for such a good beer.
10-27-2011 02:23:02 | More by nppeders
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3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
Enjoyed on tap at Ale Asylum in Madison, WI. Pours a ruby red body with a thick off white head that falls to a cap. Aroma is all hops - with smells of pine needles, citrus and astringency mixed together. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with the hops dominating the flavor. The malts are somewhere in there, but barely detectable to me. An okay beer, but nothing too special.
11-27-2009 20:50:02 | More by blackearth
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
Poured out the usual orange and copper color, about 1/2" of head to it, decent retention for a dipa. Sweet aroma, lots of caramel, hops aren't super fresh, but there's hops there.
Taste, again, more sweetness, caramel, the hops aren't really impressive in this beer, they lend themselves to create more of a citrus sweetness than anything, thankfully, not just a ridiculously bitter dipa, this one does incorporate a little bit of the tropical fruit sweetness, but not in the really good way like beers like Oracle, Double Jack or Lagunitas Sucks do in the upper echelon of style for tropical sweetnessy type of hop mouthfeel.
Kind of more reminiscient of Myrcenary than anything, which is to say it was pretty sweet and syrupy at times, but an overall enjoyable experience.
01-02-2012 02:48:56 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours to a burnt polished copper with a thick and lasting dome of tan froth above that leaves the sides of the glass positively filthy.
The nose is greeted with a multi-faceted (if not overtly loud) hop persona. Equal parts woody, piney, peppery, and tropical fruity. Malt gives a mainstay of toasty caramel and grain.
Toastier than expected as it hits the tongue. Malt is big here with roasted nuts, caramel, toasted grains, and near Barleywine-esque notes of sherry and dates and figs. Hops ooze in, first with an awkward, powdered pill-like astringency, then broader and more confident with apricot juiciness, pine resin tackiness, wood pulp earthiness, orange peel zestiness, peppery pepperiness, and rose petal floral-...uh...-ness, and a steady minerality. Hop flavor is broad and deep, but the overall bitterness is "only" moderate, mostly due to the unyielding malts. Alcohol is notable, and brings a resurgence of sherry note on the close, with a touch of heat this time.
Full bodied, though somewhat lightened with a steady, percolating, tiny-grained CO2 bead. It carries a strange sense of being both heavier and lighter than it actually is.
It drinks pretty large. I would have guessed the ABV to be 10%+ until I was told otherwise. It seems at times like a cross between a barleywine and a DIPA. The malt balance works with the array of hop flavors, but the lack of a defined bitterness might dissuade some that strictly want unadulterated hops.
More than anything, though, this makes me salivate about thinking of the prospect of a barleywine from Ale Asylum. Seems like a perfect mid-winter seasonal. How about it guys?
10-30-2009 08:13:44 | More by cokes
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
Enjoyed at Pizza Plant Transit, This one is all malts and bitterness, fortunately both are tasty and balance themselves, so decent beer for the style. Passable appearance, aroma, mouthfeel.
Bottle at The Bomb Shelter 15 months later was just as good.
05-25-2010 21:37:38 | More by Sammy
3.38/5 rDev -11.7%
Big thanks to northyorksammy for the box of Wisconsin! Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head oversnized snifter.
Flame/tenné liquid with a very slight off-white collar in the glass. No real lacing or legs. Poor retention.
Fruity, peppery, citrus-laden hop notes in the nose with hints of capsicum and caramel.
Dark malty palate entry suggests caramel, toast, and maybe a kiss of rye. Moderate bitterness comes through on the mid-palate, though the hop flavors, while lasting, are unfocused. Herbal, earthy, peppery finish with maybe a touch of diacetyl in the aftertaste.
Medium-light bodied, slick and vaguely oily yet somehow watery mouthfeel with low carbonation.
Unique, but not entirely satisfactory example of the style.
09-11-2011 21:24:28 | More by augustgarage
4/5 rDev +4.4%
12oz single, scooped a sixer somewhere
appearance: served in a unmarked chalice, nice dark amber body, big frothy beige cap with strong lacing
smell: nicely hopped - fruit punch, sticky pine, juicy citrus, noticeable caramel malt body
taste: had a growler of this a while back when it was first released and remember liking but not loving - thats pretty consistent with my opinion of the bottled release as well but this is still a very nice offering. the hop profile is nice, and actually differs a bit from the other hoppers in the lineup...well rounded spicy pine, tropical fruit, and citrus zest. the thick caramel malt base forms a nice balance. if i concentrate hard enough, i can taste Hawaiian Punch
mouthfeel: relatively low bitterness, great balance
drinkability: quite enjoyable
10-28-2009 02:13:46 | More by dirtylou
3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
On tap @ Ale Asylum (Madison, WI) on 8/9/10. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a deep clear copper, topped with a thin covering of slightly off-white head. This retains with a thinner looking creamy richness that leaves some thick swathes of lace behind which hang down the sides with a sticky look. The aroma has some rather big malt character going on with it but the hops are equally huge as well, with some tangy sweet notes of pineapple and apricot, while more bitter grapefruit comes out along the back. Pine and spice add some sharpness to this but it's mostly coming off as overall sweet and sticky in the nose.
Caramel, bread, and tropical fruit all form a thick backbone of sweetness in the taste, which is more than up to the challenge of balancing the hops. Speaking of which, this possesses a big bite of spice and bitter grapefruit that leaves dry earth and lingering resins in the backend. This finishes with a more moderate dryness, as some residual sweetness makes itself know as well. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied and this thankfully has a nice easy smoothness to the carbonation despite the bigger feel on this. Some of the ABV is definitely felt in the body but I'm happy to report that I'm not really picking up any actual alcohol flavor at all.
There's a lot of "largeness" going on with DIPA in both the malt and hops department but fortunately the great feel on this helps save the day, keeping this flowing readily and not allowing any of that big ABV to hang around for too long.
08-25-2010 19:28:35 | More by Kegatron
3.3/5 rDev -13.8%
Poured In: Tulip Glass
Purchased At: Steve's Liquor (Madison, WI)
I'm a big fan of Ale Asylum. Hopalicious is an incredible beer and Ballistic was on its tail. When I heard about an IIPA from Ale Asylum my eyes lit up.
Appearance: Pours a very deep fire hued amber color. It looks rather similar to Surly Furious. A finger of head sits at the top of my glass, but it dissipates pretty quickly. A few sheets of lacing at the top of the glass.
Smell: As soon as I cracked open the bottle I took a whiff. The centennial hops poured out. I poured it into my tulip glass and started jotting down my appearance notes. I came back to the smell, and took a whiff. The hops seem to have left my glass. Well, not entirely, but it's no longer overwhelming which I would suspect from an IIPA. It's a fight between sweet malt and citrus hops, but I wish it was a little more one sided.
Taste: I must be crazy, right? An IIPA but Ale Asylum, and it's not living up to the expectations of an IIPA. The taste unveils, as the nose did, a fight between malt and hops. The malt tastes sweet and bread-like. The hops are citrus, wielding notes of grapefruit and orange peel. It leaves a bitter aftertaste, but nothing out of line. Some hop oils are coating my teeth, gums and tongue. The aftertaste is more grapefruit from those centennial hops. The slightly high ABV is well hidden.
Mouthfeel: The beer hits the tongue unleashing a crisp kick of carbonation. A medium bodied beer, presenting just a dab of chewiness.
Drinkability: A bit of a let down to be honest. I'd take a Hopalicious over this any day. Sure, I know Hopalicious is categorized as an APA, but it's far from it. It's definitely an IPA, and it has the hop character to be an IIPA, but not the malt characteristics. This is a good beer, but I wouldn't pick this up again. There are better IIPA's available around Wisconsin to make this take a back seat. And given the price of this, it wouldn't end up in my crate again, even if it became a regular offering. I still love Ale Asylum though.
10-07-2009 01:03:16 | More by Ek0nomik
4.1/5 rDev +7%
Deep reddish orange, thick sheets of lacing in a goblet. Good retention, thick ring at the edge with an island cluster of bubbles in the center.
Sweet tropical aroma, orange rind, vague caramel malt, and lots of pineapple flavor. Resiny and bitter, more sweet though, with a lingering cantaloupe fruitiness and some dryness from the alcohol. Full bodied, creamy feel, with a lighter heft than most DIPA's. Really enjoy the tropical flavors, though it didn't make as big as an impression as Ballistic.
Thanks Andy for tossing me an extra of this!
07-24-2010 03:11:35 | More by emerge077
Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum
86 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.