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Satisfaction Jacksin - Ale Asylum

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86
very good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EliteDigger on 10-02-2009)
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 02:08:14 | More by sweemzander
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 02:20:26 | More by AgentZero
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 22:23:33 | More by wheatyweiss
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 00:35:01 | More by cdkrenz
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klikger

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 20:56:17 | More by klikger
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monkeyonmaibock

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 16:16:17 | More by monkeyonmaibock
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Axic10

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 18:38:02 | More by Axic10
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 00:34:21 | More by drpimento
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levifunk

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 23:08:53 | More by levifunk
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 21:37:38 | More by Sammy
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 01:37:46 | More by MasterSki
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 18:38:25 | More by mikereaser
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bonk0076

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 01:32:33 | More by bonk0076
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2009 22:05:08 | More by beerwolf77
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blackearth

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2009 20:50:02 | More by blackearth
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 01:59:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Casey10

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 05:42:38 | More by Casey10
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solargoat

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2009 04:52:39 | More by solargoat
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2009 03:58:02 | More by GbVDave
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 21:22:12 | More by brewcrew76
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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?

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 08:13:44 | More by cokes
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 02:13:46 | More by dirtylou
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swizzlenuts

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2009 00:10:16 | More by swizzlenuts
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby red pour with a whispy head

Scents of mild citrus on a bed a caramel

Tastes of smokey malts with a hint of citric orange hops. Rather simplistic actually. Alcohol heat punches through in the end.

Prickly carbonation seals the deal.

Drinkable, but not particularly memorable. Price makes this harder to take.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 01:18:47 | More by BarrytheBear
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Ek0nomik

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 01:03:16 | More by Ek0nomik
Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum
86 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.