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Bedlam - Ale Asylum

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500 Ratings
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 70
Gots: 52 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bedlam! A chaotic blend of Citra hops and Belgian yeast give this IPA aromas of summer fruits and a bright hop presence with a plush finish.

(Beer added by: hawks10 on 04-03-2010)
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Reviews by Jfriz25:
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Jfriz25

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Appearance- Murky light orange. Pours with a finger of white head that fades to tiny bubbles covering the surface

Smell- Nose is my favorite part of this beer. Tropical fruit and citrus with a hint of alcohol behind that.

Taste- Taste follows the nose with a nice citrus burst followed by a pleasant bitterness that washes over at the end. Love the citra hops in this one.

Mouthfeel- On the full side for an ipa. Very creamy upfront but the carbonation gives a crisp finish.

Overall- Bedlam is a great example of what a Belgian ipa can and should be. I can't get enough of that big tropical/citrus flavor. The body is different and more interesting then a run of the mill ipa. Never hesitate to grab a 6 of this when I come across it.

10-12-2012 19:48:35 | More by Jfriz25
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MaxT

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-28-2013 04:23:19 | More by MaxT
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours into my imperial pint glass a bright orange with a creamy inch of white foam that lingers on and on. Hazy particulate swirls through the brew. Aromas kick off with bold citric hops and a tropical twang as well. Really fruity with an earthy fresh yeast zing that melds in nicely. Blends together and draws you in.

First sip brings smooth crisp malt body intertwined with a bounty of citric resiny hop flavors. Really fruity throughout with a twist of tropical. Earthy, fresh yeast flavors blend themselves in. Flows down with a good bitterness and a clean, easy drinking finish. Tasty, refreshing brew.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Good body and carbonation add up to equal easy drinkability. This is another great brew from Ale Asylum and I love it when they bring the hops! Good way to showcase the Citra hops and the Trappist yeast brings a tasty twist. Thanks Severstad.

05-15-2010 04:11:58 | More by orbitalr0x
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

10-03-2012 02:27:54 | More by Swonkie
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Wisconsin

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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall Summit glass.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head that fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty Belgian style aroma with a big presence of citrus hop esters. Upfront Belgian yeast with some barnyard funk, pepper, and clove. Big hop presence with some floral and earthy hints of grass. Juicy citrus hop esters with hints of orange peel, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, passion fruit, and lemon zest. Also some fruit hints of banana and apple. Some bready malt with hints of caramel, grains, and biscuit. A really good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, spicy and fruity Belgian yeast with a big presence of earthy and citrus hops. Belgian yeast along with some barnyard funk, peppers, and clove spice. Dried fruit notes of banana. Sharp hop presence with earthy and floral notes of grass and pine spice. Juicy citrus hop taste of orange peel, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, lemon, and passion fruit. Bready malt background with notes of sweet caramel, grains, cracker, and biscuit. A really solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Spicy, juicy, and slightly oily. Drying and fairly smooth.

Overall: A really good take on a Belgian IPA. This really brings the IPA part with lots of juicy hops but there is enough Belgian yeast spice to keep things interesting.

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

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A- This beer has lots of micro jetsam in a deep orange body with a sticky oatmeal colored beige head. There is a sluggish microcarbonation working to the surface.

S- The green earthy bright hops blend with a mellow tropical fruit hops and the aroma grows more full as it opens.

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M- Medium mouthfeel with a creamy texture and no alcohol heat.

O- The full hops flavor has some nice depth with good Citra qualities and some good sweetness and bitterness balance.

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richkrull

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4.63/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured a cloudy copper color with quite a bit of off-white head. Pretty good lacing as well.

Smell is largely fruity citrus. Not a lot of hops in the smell.

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Overall a really good tasting beer. I'll definitely look for this one again.

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Bedlam from Ale Asylum
93 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.