Satisfaction Jacksin - Ale Asylum
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4/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
08-14-2010 13:28:27 | More by uwmgdman
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a hazy amber color. A 1/8 inch off-white head forms and reduces to a mild lacing. No sediment and carbonation is obvious.
The aroma is solid with a nice caramel sweetness up front followed by a citrus/pine hops following behind.
The taste is a bit sweet for my liking. The lemon/pine mixture is there, but it almost seems like eating a piece of caramel with just a hint that is tasty, but not balancing.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a somewhat balancing dose of carbonation. It is a bit too sugary and syrupy, but still good. Minimal dryness at the end.
I think this is a drinkable beer and the solidity is based on a modest balance and a sweetness that makes it decent but just a bit much for me.
08-11-2010 00:03:44 | More by SykDoc
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
Awesome extra sent from BarrytheBear!
A-pours a dark mahogony red, hazed but tranparent, tons of creamy off white to light tan head with tons of lacing from big hop presence.
S-big time burnt caramel, notes of cooked brown sugar, pine takes over, juicy citrus hops lighter in the back.
T-the taste has a solid balance, big time malt presence, toasted, slightly burnt brown sugar, sweet caramel, tons of pine comes in, juicy citric hop, resignous and minerally, moderate lingering bitterness.
M-medium to full body, quite syrupy and creamy texture, moderate carbonation to balance, wet and juicy throughout.
D-tasty imperial IPA, good balance, works very well together and nice level of bitterness to keep enjoyable but still show the strong hop presence.
08-06-2010 02:52:34 | More by cpetrone84
4.1/5 rDev +7%
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.
07-30-2010 23:15:17 | More by gford217
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
4.25/5 rDev +11%
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!
07-22-2010 02:08:14 | More by sweemzander
3.48/5 rDev -9.1%
A - Copper color brew with a two finger head that dissipated slowly and left some okay lacing behind. Transparent beer.
S - Citrus hops, but not grapefruit. Lot of sweet malts and caramel in there. Slight bit of lemon zest, although I wouldn't say it smells lemony.
T - Fairly sweet, hops are quite muted for something that is DIPA. A little bitter, but mostly this is just a sweet IPA that is a bit thick with the caramel malts.
M - Syrupy, medium bodied, solid dose of carbonation.
D - Pretty easy to get down, probably the best characteristic of this beer other than the smell. It's okay, wouldn't turn it down, but wouldn't seek it out.
07-20-2010 02:20:26 | More by AgentZero
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
07-19-2010 22:23:33 | More by wheatyweiss
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
07-14-2010 00:35:01 | More by cdkrenz
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
12 oz. bottle(s) served in a tulip glass
A - Coloring is dark amber. There's a minuscule amount of head, but pretty nice lacing.
S - Floral and citrus hops with some caramelized sugars.
T - Very malty up front, with beet sugars and a hint of toffee. This sweetness dominates throughout, despite a late appearance by a fair amount of citrusy hops.
M - Medium to heavy bodied for a DIPA; more than a little under-carbonated.
D - Although the ABV is low enough (for the style) to positively impact quaffability, this beer is unbalanced on the sugary side, which discourages me from having too much.
This is a solid DIPA, but it's not up to Ale Asylum's standards, in my opinion. I'll enjoy a sixer on an annual basis to see if anything has changed, but, in the meanwhile, I'll be hoping that the brewer has a different imperial IPA in the works.
07-04-2010 20:56:17 | More by klikger
3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
I drank this beer at a tasting and was very impressed by the deep rusty color. I could smell the hops right up front as would be expected from an Imperial IPA but I found some malts there as well.
Taking my first sip, I was not prepared for the near perfect balance between the malts and the hops. It was not the extreme bitterness that I would have expected, but really a slight sweetness followed by a subtle hop note. There was no lingering hop flavor as I would have expected.
07-04-2010 16:16:17 | More by monkeyonmaibock
3.2/5 rDev -16.4%
Received as an extra in a trade with BarrytheBear.
Appearance: Pours a dark murky amber with a half finger of head.
Smell: Grapefruit, pineapple and slight mango with a strong aroma of malt.
Taste: Really malty with not as much hops as I'd think for a DIPA. Tasty malt flavor with a tinge of hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and decent carbonation
Drinkability: Glad I got to try but definitely nothing that I'd seek out again nor could I drink a lot of.
07-03-2010 18:38:02 | More by Axic10
3.18/5 rDev -17%
Big beer. But it's more like just adding a load a hops and not tuning the mix to work together. I agree with the first part of the description but not the last. Pours with a medium sized off white head and good lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is very hoppy and a little malt. Flavor is like aroma. Finish is like flavor. Just a big hoppy beer with some malt. And a little booze. I like a lot of their others much more.
06-30-2010 00:34:21 | More by drpimento
3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
a - darker orange brown. small peach colored head that dies down quick.
s - smells isnt that strong. hops. some sweetness.
t - pine hops, not too much bitterness. grapefruit. some malts. its good, but I can't help but feel there is a void. that being said, it hides the 8.5% very well.
m - solid body with good carbonation. some syrupy stickiness. great mouthfeel.
o - its a good brew. I would recommend picking this up and giving it a try.
06-23-2010 23:08:53 | More by levifunk
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
3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
01-15-2010 01:37:46 | More by MasterSki
2.95/5 rDev -23%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle on 12/13/09
A - Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with just a layer of fine bubbles on the surface
S - citrus hops with a malty backbone, orange & lemon & grapefruit aromas
T - light malt base, some citrus hops, bitter finish
M - good carbonation but a sort of metallic bite to it
D - not bad, but the metallic taste keeps me from wanting another
01-08-2010 18:38:25 | More by mikereaser
3.38/5 rDev -11.7%
Pours a deep reddish brown cloudy color with a magnificent tan head that leaves a nice sticky lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus notes, with subtle floral and caramel scents beneath it. Taste is dominated by the bitterness of hops, with very little sweetness to balance it. Slightly watery mouthfeel.
12-12-2009 01:32:33 | More by bonk0076
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
11-27-2009 22:05:08 | More by beerwolf77
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
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No date or info.
A - A patient pour brought about an incredibly dense light toffee-colored head with great retention. As it went down it left rings of thick lacing on the glass. The color is a slightly hazy rich ruby red with a copper hue to it.
S - The aroma is full of fresh, hoppy goodness. Lots of floral, pine, and grapefruit notes with an earthy malt backbone. Some sweet honey and caramel in the background too. Good nose but not very dynamic.
T - The earthy flavors really come out strong in the taste. The malts have a sweet quality about them with a light honey dab. and the hops pack a pine-needle punch. A small note of nuttiness lingers modestly while the finish demands your attention with a bitter and citric zest.
M - The bitter, dry finish is nicely juxtaposed to the smooth feel of this beer. Medium-full bodied and well balanced.
D - Not incredibly diverse in it's presentation but a good Double IPA nonetheless. Simple yet good but possibly cloying, it's another nice Ale Asylum brew.
11-23-2009 01:59:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
Aquired as a extra from a great trader.
A - nice almost dark ruby red like pour with a nice 1 finger head that lasted for quite some time.
S - Detect slight pine, small ammount of cituis as well.
T - grapefuit, some pine nothing overwhelming though.
M - Leaves a small tart feel once consumed
D - Good brew, above average would choose this again but not seaching it out either.
11-22-2009 05:42:38 | More by Casey10
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
11-14-2009 04:52:39 | More by solargoat
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
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!
11-04-2009 03:58:02 | More by GbVDave
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
A - Bright copper with a fluffy beige head and sticky strands of lace.
S - Piney, resiny, tropical fruits with an equal dose of toasty caramel and bready grains.
T - Malty with caramel and bready grains. The hops come through in a powdery, resiny flavor, citrus, pine and floral hops.
M - Medium to full body and juicy. Maybe a touch sticky sweet.
D - Somewhat barleywine like and a little too malty to be a regular purchase.
11-01-2009 21:22:12 | More by brewcrew76
Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum
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