Satisfaction Jacksin - Ale Asylum

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Reviews: 88
Hads: 243
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 6.83%
Wants: 17
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EliteDigger on 10-02-2009

With over 3 pounds of Centennial hops per barrel, this double IPA has a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue.
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Photo of FightingEntropy
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy burnt orange beer in a shaker pint. White tightly bubbled head that lingers for a long while before falling to a full lace around the full glass. Big citrus nose--grapefruit, orange, lemon. First sniff with head was very strong, but then more subtle as it settled. Slight earthiness in nose as well. Sweet malt for the front of the taste followed by a solid hop bite with more fruit, pine and resin underneaths--coats the tongue with a slightly oily bitterness that builds to the bottom of the glass. Wanted to take this one home, but not bottle sales after 9 pm, evidently. (579 characters)

Photo of EliteDigger
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got to try this one at the Ale Asylum the night before the Great Taste of the Midwest and have had it a couple times on tap now. Just released in bottles this week so I stopped down to pick some up....Over 100 IBU's of hoppy goodness await! On to the review....
A-Very nice. A nearly transparent, dark amber orange, with a nice full inch of cream colored head that eventually disappears to a light skim on top with hints of lacing on the sides of the glass.
S-Pink Grapefruit, pine, hints of sweet tangerines...ever so faint floral and brown sugar whispers.
T-Tasty stuff. Pine rides a beat-up surfboard of caramel and brown sugar on top of a big crashing wave of grapefruit zest. Enough bitterness for any hop head, yet sweet enough to be enjoyable. Reminds me of a strong hopped up version of Ambergeddon, one of my favorites. Lingering dry bitter finish. Tiniest hints of alcohol let you know it's there but certainly doesn't detract from the experience.
M-Very nice mouthfeel. Not too thick, not to thin...just right. Good carbonation, but not overpowering, with a creamy finish.
D-Despite the ABV, this one is pretty drinkable...a couple will go down easy.
Another damn good beer from the local guys at Ale Asylum. One of my favorite breweries with a solid lineup from top to bottom. Extremely happy to see this one bottled! (1,329 characters)

Photo of Uhopia
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've really only had this seasonal at the brewery itself. And yeah, it can be a bit overly malty fer an IIPA. So that makes me wonder if there is performance anxiety out of the bottle? As that to me, would explain the questionable overall rating I see here from my fellow beer lovers. But hey, I see where you might be sayin' - all these folks on BA think this is just an OK IIPA beverage, how can they be wrong? To that I ask, is it possible you all are not quite right in the head? Cuz we all know, it ain't me. (513 characters)

Photo of Tuey13
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy amber color with a thick white head approx. 1.5 finger.

Smells very earthy and malty... i can smell the sweetness on the nose, different for most double IPA's... which in my opinion is a good thing I get the pineapple and citrus on the nose as well as some pine of course.

The taste is very bitter up front and then very sweet... i kinda like how this hits with a one two punch. Some may think this is unbalance... while true, it is a refreshing change to have a taste euphoria in my mouth different from the "norm".

I drank these on warm days and cold days and I found the flavors morph as it warms... very interesting. Give this a try, very delicious and interesting.... what we need more of in the beer world.

Cheers all! (742 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, burgandy tone. Tight off white cap. Lacing comes in evenly spaced rings. Rich caramel malt tones on the nose with hops punctuating with piney and resiny notes. Flavor follows suit with a nicely balanced DIPA. Caramel and toffee malt base with herbal, resiny, piney and tropical hop tones. What's maybe missing a little bit in this DIPA is a pronounced bitterness. It's there, but lighter than I'd expect from a DIPA (and the neck label). Body is medium-full. And the carbonation is spot on. Quite enjoyable. (513 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one!

(A)- Pours a clear reddish caramel colored amber. Produced a decent tan colored head with decent retention.

(S)- A dry yet fresh citrus body of pineapple and lime. Bits of a piney woodiness at the end.

(T)- A good dry yet caramel-like maltiness up front that flows into a great creamy pine and pineapple citrus.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Malty? Yes. Hoppy? For sure. What I like about this is its balance of malt sweetness and hops. Superbly balanced and doesnt melt your palate in a huge IBU level like some DIPA's are these days.

(D)- A solid DIPA with a smooth, crisp, and creamy profile. A great and refreshing take on a style where bigger IBU often means better. A superb balance. Very much fits the style, but is a smoother, sessionable take on the style at the same time. Further proof that the west coast is not the only place who knows hops; the midwest can too! (994 characters)

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light hazy amber, half finger of off white head

Smell is pine resin, citrus orange and grapefruit, spicy hops, mango, decent malt backing

Taste is orange, resin hops, pine, caramel, bready malt, grapefruit bitterness, herbal spicy hop, a little bit of booze in the finish along with a pine finish.

Mouthfeel is medium full, drying, lingering bitterness

Well it is not my favorite Ale Asylum hop beer.... Which is not saying anything bad.... As I love everything they have in the hop land!

Give it a shot, a bit pricey but I will buy a 6 or 2 every year that if for sure! (583 characters)

Photo of cdkrenz
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Middy, thanks for the bottle.

A - Deep clear amber body with a head of three inches or more, and light tan with tons of frothy stamina.

S - Citrus, grapefruit and subtle grass.

T - Ripe hop flavor with a super balance against the malt. The flavors are more bready than the aromas with a tail of bitterness to beg for more.

M - The feel is fantastic. I'm drinking this beer right around 55 - 60 degrees and the texture is light and airy with a smooth middle and slow finish.

~ This is another fine brew offered up by the folks in Madtown. I'm impressed with the variety of styles they put out and how they do such a fine job with each. This beer is certainly one I will be looking for by six-pack. (702 characters)

Photo of solargoat
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a pint, darker than anticipated, I would call it copper.
Hops evident, but quite mild for the DIPA
Taste was more malty than hoppy, resiny hops in the back, slighly chewy.
Mouthfeel is always good in my book, and this is no exception.
It felt like I was drinking an above average Old Ale than a DIPA. But I liked the old ale. (337 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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! (548 characters)

Photo of Chaney
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this from BeerFMAndy as part of an awesome Wisconsin monster box he sent my way. Thanks Andy!

A: Pours a beautiful cloudy caramel color, with a huge foamy head that stayed afloat throughout the session.

S: Cascady! Grapefruity! Malty! Yummy! Despite the floral smell, I detect a strong caramel malt presence. I can't wait to dig in!

T: It has a terrific ground up aspirin (or even Flintstone Vitamin) quality that I'm very fond of. It's very hop forward, with the cascade taking center stage, but fortunately, the malt is not far behind. It reminds me of a slightly smaller version of Port Brewing's Hop 15.

M: It's sweet for sure, but it is more of a "man candy" sweetness that is not cloying and can be addicting if you are a hophead. The carbonation is great, and the ABV would be undetectable even under the most powerful microscope in the galaxy.

D: I saw on their website that this is being sold in sixers for a limited time. That could be dangerous.... (970 characters)

Photo of gford217
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle courtesy of Frankenbrew.

Pours very dark for a DIPA. It's a translucent amber with a small thick beige head that recedes to a bubbly collar and leaves excellent lacing.

The aroma is excellent with a big juicy citrus hop presence up front - oranges and grapefruits. There is some sweet caramel malts and a hint of pine resin.

The taste is just as good and very well balanced. There is plenty of sweet juicy citrus with oranges taking the lead but the malts are hefty and lead to a slightly bitter, resinous finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hop juice. Low, soft carbonation and sweeter on the palate than most DIPAs.

This is one of the better balanced DIPAs I've had lately, largely because I am a huge fan of hoppy but well-balanced DIPAs. This is no hop bomb, but it is an excellent and drinkable beer. (841 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beautiful deep amber in color with a finger of creme colored head. smells malt heavy with a nice tropical smell of hops (pineapple, grapefruit, mango). said hops make this beer not only extremely bitter up front, but hit you right in the cheeks with its sweet tart citrusy hop profile! i know this bottle has a few months on it, i can't imagine it fresh! medium body with moderate carbonation, and very tart on the cheeks!

an excellent unique ipa. the flavor profile is like nothing i have ever had before, and i just realized the abv on this, which you can't taste one bit! (577 characters)

Photo of SafeAtFirst
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle of the new bottling line (it's a long neck) from the new brewery

Looks like a beer. Has a head. Whatever, appearance is over-rated.

Really pungent hop aroma with a caramel-y support from the malt, they combine for a semi-candied orange kinda smell with some pine-y resin thrown in.

Flavor follows aroma. More pine, citrus and caramel with some perfume-y spice.

Goes down smooth, a little too smooth, I was expecting a little more bitterness. It's more bracing than bitter. It does the trick. I like it. (519 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Loterbol tulip.

A: Pours a clear, deep, tarnished copper color with 1 1/4 fingers of extremely creamy, eggshell colored foam. Retention was excellent and whole sheets of sticky lace were left behind.

S: Typical Centennial mixture of resinous pine and juicy pineapple. A fleeting touch of mango leads into sweet caramel, brown sugar, and tangerines.

T: Freshly squeezed pine oils and pineapple (with maybe a hint of mango?) with some dry, toasted malt. Caramel, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut grass, tangy citrus, and more pine come on strong during the long finish.

M: Pretty right on mix of spicy, sticky, and peppery hops with sweet, juicy tropical fruit. Resinous pine sap and sweet fruit with a dash of white pepper during the dry finish.

D: This is a damn near sessionable DIPA. Good thing this is "only" 8.25%, because this could get you into trouble, right quick! (909 characters)

Photo of martyl1000
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A hazy, amber-rust, with a fast-going head that sticky's up the glass.

A wholly anonymous aroma, quiet, very reserved. I mean it's hard to get anything in the nose. Some wine-like fruit, candy shell. That's about all, folks.

In the mouth the fruit steps forth as navel orange and pineapple, turning to tart lemonade in the middle. White grapefruit rind bitterness in the long finish. A little sweetness lingers. The 8.5% alcohol is there, but not calling attention to itself.

I wish there were more malt, caramel malt would be nice. The sweet fruit provides balancing. I just wish it were more grainy. (605 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, scooped a sixer somewhere

spelling optional!

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 (814 characters)

Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a dark orange brown. The head is tan with orange highlights and sits at least an inch high. After receding it leaves a nice ring of lace.

The aroma is a strong dose of hops. Piney with grapefruit and pineapple. I'm getting a good dose of black licorice in there as well. Unique for sure.

The flavor is close to the nose. Grapefruit, oranges, pineapple and there's that anise again. Very hoppy with a tiny hint of malt to smooth things out. I suppose I could take a point of for the anise but I love it so harm done.

Medium body with loads of carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall a very unique and flavorful DIPA. Proud to call it a Wisconsin product. (689 characters)

Photo of uwmgdman
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was served in a pint glass with a thick off-white head atop the cloudy darker amber body. The aroma is intensely hoppy--the typical American hop character -- grapefruit, pine, and a bit floral. A bit of sweetness and caramel aromas can be picked up beneath the massive amounts of hops. The flavor is highly hoppy -- much like the nose with a firm hop bitterness. The malt is in the background and takes on a bittersweet quality with all the hops. The carbonation is moderate and body medium-full. Overall a tasty brew that hides its ABV dangerously well. (563 characters)

Photo of wheatyweiss
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a perfect.

Pours a light auburn into copper with a smallish cloud. Decent sized tightly formed head recedes slowly and laces well. A good thing given the head killing ABV.

Aroma is citrus hops on the front with a sweet malt backing. Middle brings bready, sweet malt. Malt aroma is of sweet bread, lemon poppy seed muffins. Finishes with tropical fruit hops and a light alcohol whiff.

Flavor opens with citrus hops. Hops are bitter, but with an earthy pineapple and sour citrus rider. Hops bring bitterness in the middle. Middle yields very slightly to malt, bready and sweet with a dark fruit bread flavor, figs and dates mixed into sweet bread.Malt also gives a unique earthiness the like of I've only tasted in Scotch Ales. Finishes citric and bitter from the hops. Hop bitterness cleanses the palate and dries out the sweet malt. Slight amount of alcohol on the exhale.

Mouthfeel is creamy and carbonation is very well done. Slightly thick from the malt bill, finishes sticky on the lips, but not cloyingly so.

Very much a sipper, but easy to drink too fast. The hop bomb that was Ballistic was a completely different beer and I feel that the brewers did very well given the grain bill on this one. (1,245 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
4/5  rDev +9.3%

From notes on 9/28/13

Pours with almost no head. Very very dark orange color. Nice hoppy taste. Kind of hits your palate hard though. Lots and lots of floral aroma and taste. Most flowery beer I've had. (203 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a muddy looking brownish copper color with an off white head on top. The smell of the beer was full of hoppy aromas and hints of sweet malt. The taste of the beer gives off a healthy amount of hop bitterness that gives off essence of pine and grapefruit. The mouthfeel of this beer is on the thicker side, slightly oily with a moderate carbonation level. Overall this is a pretty solid beer, I can't find too much to complain about other than it's appearance. Still very drinkable and worth trying. (522 characters)

Photo of swizzlenuts
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is poured a deep ruby with a nice off white head. It almost looks like an amber or a strong ale. The nose on the beer is filled with tons and tons of spicy hops, which I'm surprised by. I was expecting a nice foral nose similar to Two Hearted. Underneath the spiciness of the hops there is a grapefruit and a sweety bready flavour. I expect much more in a nose from a double IPA. The nose on Hopalicious is much more potent (in a good way).

When I take a sip from the beer I can taste all the goodness of the centennial hops with a nice layer of sweet caramel and breadiness. The centennial hops have a bit more of a spiciness when used at his amount (3 pounds per barrel), and I feel like hop oils are carressing my tongue with every sip. I quite enjoy the flavour actually. Behind all the hops is a slight bit of alcohol that is a tad bit surprising in an 8.25% IPA. One would think they'd be able to hide that much better. More sips on this beer reveal and more balanced IPA. I get more caramel breadiness and spicy hops rather than the spicy/citrus notes from before. While I enjoy this, the beer needs a better choice of hops flavour and aroma.

I could drink a few in the night, but I doubt I'll pick up another sixer of this. Tasty and well brewed, though. (1,274 characters)

Photo of wgk
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12-24-2012 I said...

This seasonal was better in 2011. The 2012 smell seems the same but the taste and the mouth feel are both less than I remember them being last year. Maybe the new kettles in the new brew place haven't come around yet? This year's batch is really not able to hide the alcohol in the brew flavor and missed the balance that 2011 had, I think. Worse, but not a problem for Ale Asylum or the brew...the retailer jacked the price by $4 a six-pack over other competitors. $15 a six-pack isn't being nice and wouldn't bring back anyone for a second go at this stuff.

See what you think, but don't waste your money...I say there are lots of DIPAs that beat this 2012 batch for the $$.

Today 11/10/2013 I can say...

The 2013 seasonal is really back in tune with what I remember from 2011...very very good. But, the amount of scratch that fell out of my wallet when I bought it at $13/6 pack makes me have to wonder whether or not I REALLY want to buy it again until next season...and I probably won't, totally because of the $.

Also, but not a factor, AA used to use the squat bottles and now long-necks. I absolutely LOVED the way they USED to fill those squat bottles to the very MAX. It must be a $cheap thrill for me, I guess. (1,249 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to brian23456 for this extra in a recent trade. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip glass. No obvious born-on date.

A - Pours with a finger of late rising slightly yellowed foam that recedes to a thin cap and leaves some attractive lacing. Pretty dark and murky, even for a DIPA - verges on cherry brown.

S - A mix of citrus zest, spiciness, and a bit of earth. There's a touch of alcohol present. The malt character is quite restrained, so I'm guessing this is fairly fresh, and consists of some brown sugar and bread. I wish the hops character had a little more sweetness to it.

T - The taste has more malt character, with some nice brown sugar and caramel notes - I can see this developing into a nice American barleywine down the road. The hops are still pretty pervasive, and the earthy and spicy elements take center stage, which is surprising considering the bottle mentions the copious amount of Centennial hops used. I got a little more citrus as the beer warmed up. Bitterness is present, but not over the top.

M - It's a touch too carbonated for my liking, with some harsher burning sensations instead of a pleasant tingle. Body is sticky and medium in density - fairly appropriate for the style. There's some definite warmth after half a bottle.

D - I'd never heard of this beer, but it was pretty good! It seems to verge on Rye PA territory with the spiciness, and it disappoints a touch in regard to the label's description. Still, I'd drink it again if I were in Madison and needed a hop fix. (1,510 characters)

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Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.