Satisfaction Jacksin - Ale Asylum
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3.91/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
11-10-2013 20:04:00 | More by wgk
4.16/5 rDev +8.6%
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!
11-03-2013 04:58:47 | More by nickapalooza86
3.34/5 rDev -12.8%
Poured into tulip. Reddish with an amber look. Big fluuffy white head. Sticks around for awhile with good lacing.
Very malty nose. Very unexpected. Sweet for an DIPA. Hops are hard to find. They show up in a "off" sort of way. Not quite citrus, but something to that extent.
Taste isn't balanced. But instead of a lean toward the hops like other DIPA's it's all sweet malt. The hops give off a metallic taste. More barleywine than anything. Not what I was looking for.
Mouthfeel and drinkability are average. I'm really disappointed in this beer. From a brewery that does hops exceptionally well I was expecting so much more. I would have settled for a doubled version of Hopalicious. This is the lone disappointment I've had for Ale Asylum. Oh well.
***A friend told me I must have had an old bottle so he gave me a fresh one to try.
Totally different beer! Nice aroma and crisp hop flavors. Pine and citrus with just enough malt to balance. Changed my scores to reflect my second experience. The color even seemed to be clearer with less of an amber color. More dark golden. Drink your IPA's fresh!
10-06-2013 14:06:03 | More by chicano4craft
Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum
86 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.