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Satisfaction Jacksin - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
86
very good

222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Asylum visit their website
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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deschutes_fan

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-16-2013 04:48:13 | More by deschutes_fan
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paralyzer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-11-2013 03:33:58 | More by paralyzer
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wgk

Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 20:04:00 | More by wgk
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 04:58:47 | More by nickapalooza86
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-28-2013 00:02:25 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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McHenry

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +30.5%

10-27-2013 19:20:38 | More by McHenry
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elroacho

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-25-2013 01:03:16 | More by elroacho
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muskymike

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +30.5%

10-20-2013 21:22:39 | More by muskymike
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jumboj11

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-17-2013 15:19:50 | More by jumboj11
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-15-2013 17:10:39 | More by Troville1990
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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-15-2013 00:46:11 | More by d5001986
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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-14-2013 12:30:04 | More by kodt
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-13-2013 23:21:16 | More by fuzzcherry
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

10-11-2013 16:39:57 | More by scottwurst
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Danmullens1

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-06-2013 19:47:39 | More by Danmullens1
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chicano4craft

Colorado

3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 14:06:03 | More by chicano4craft
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Herky21

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.7%

10-05-2013 15:54:51 | More by Herky21
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-01-2013 04:22:09 | More by derkfromwi
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-24-2013 01:36:09 | More by vikinghorn
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-20-2013 00:42:04 | More by Canada_Dan
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. best by date of 11-20-13.

A - Hazy dark copper with an off white 1.5 finger head that slowly develops. It does fade into a ring, but leaves a lot of webbed lacing on the glass.

S - Citrus, pine, and floral. Sweetness from the malts, caramel, honey, brown sugar.

T - Bitter pine up front with notes of floral and citrus. It is quickly put aside by a big sweet malt flavor in the middle. Honey, syrup, brown sugar and caramel come in very quickly. There is a light citrus bitter finish. If you are looking for the bitter to take over, this will disappoint.

M - It is a medium to full bodied IIPA with decent carbonation. A slick, yet syrup like feel.

O - This year the bottle will have a best buy date stamped on it about 4 months after bottling. This reminds me of Double Crooked Tree, but not as intense. It does have a bitter front, but it is quickly pushed aside by a massive wave of malt sweetness. You have to really pay attention to notice how bitter it starts, but most people only get the sweetness in the middle. Bought a 6pk for $12.49

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 23:33:43 | More by Ri0
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-13-2013 15:58:40 | More by anticipation23
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-12-2013 17:21:19 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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MaxT

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-28-2013 04:36:44 | More by MaxT
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Larrygto

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-22-2013 23:28:34 | More by Larrygto
Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum
86 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.