1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bedlam - Ale Asylum

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

534 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 534
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 72
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Ale Asylum visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 534 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MaxT
5/5  rDev +19.9%

MaxT, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of larryarms847
5/5  rDev +19.9%

larryarms847, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of taylorl72
5/5  rDev +19.9%

taylorl72, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of MyMindSpray
5/5  rDev +19.9%

MyMindSpray, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of MrTinnedPEach
5/5  rDev +19.9%

MrTinnedPEach, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of eroc360
5/5  rDev +19.9%

eroc360, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Ruthbailey
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Ruthbailey, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of SnatchyMcPants
5/5  rDev +19.9%

SnatchyMcPants, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Lahockey2121
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Lahockey2121, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of benjbrunner
5/5  rDev +19.9%

benjbrunner, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Jwids05
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Jwids05, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of MillerMan16
5/5  rDev +19.9%

MillerMan16, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of nickapalooza86
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ahhh!!!! Bedlam season, good to live in Wisconsin!

Pours a hazy light orange color with a finger of a fluffly white head, looks great!

Smell is pineapple, banana, oranges, lemons and spicy belgian yeast.

Taste is incredible!! Citrus is all over, mango, pineapple, lemon, oranges, banana, lemon and a definite belgian yeast kick in the end.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with sharp carbonation that works really well.

Well I do not think Citra hops woth this well with american yeasts, but with belgian yeast.... WOW this is a beer I have had the last couple years just never reviewed, It is amazing..

They just stated bottling this a little over a week ago so it is the essence of fresh! Bedlam baby, no better Belgian IPA out there!

nickapalooza86, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Skelldog
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Skelldog, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of lswilma
5/5  rDev +19.9%

lswilma, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of MJCVII
5/5  rDev +19.9%

MJCVII, May 31, 2013
Photo of hu5om
5/5  rDev +19.9%

hu5om, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of humdogj
5/5  rDev +19.9%

humdogj, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of ZAP
4.97/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As Beavis would say: "This beer kicks ass!"

I've had a lot of Citra hopped beers but I feel safe in saying this is by far...by far the best I have had as however they brewed it really brings out the juicy citrus flavor and not the catty garlic and onion I occassionally get in light amounts...

You might as well bury your head in a fresh cut orange when you smell this....same thing...and amplify that by 2 when you taste it...by far one of the most juicy citrusy IPA's I've had....not much citrus sharpness either...really ripe fruit feel..

So where is the Belgian impression? Fuck if I know...don't care....this is incredible as is even if it lacks that feel.

Would buy this by the case as my every day IPA if I had access to it....if you are expecting some yeasty Belgian style blended IPA you'll be disappointed...if you just sit back and enjoy this bitch you'll love it....

ZAP, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of coolkatz321
4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Hazy, unfiltered golden orange in color, great lacing and a beautiful pour.

S - Very sweet, along with the extremely pervasive smell of fresh hops. It's incredible...almost smells like a wheat beer, but the hops really burst on through.

T - Wow. Just...wow. I always get inexplicably excited for Bedlam to be released, and every year I get a reminder as to why. There's an almost candy-like sweetness here, with hints of orange and grapefruit. I would almost describe the taste as "juicy." Follow that up with a really heavy dose of hops, and this is an amazing Belgian IPA.

M - Wonderful. Perfect carbonation, great balancing, smooth finish and a pleasant aftertaste.

O - I've had a lot of Belgian IPAs, but none hit it quite on the head like Ale Asylum does. All of their beers are great, but Bedlam is (imo) the best of them all. Superb, and a must-try if you ever come up to Madison!

coolkatz321, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of Bighuge
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brandished copper body. Thin off white head leaves sporadic amounts of lace. Huge hop nose of bright pineapple and all things citrus, including tangerine too. Pineapple is the main player on the nose and a nice one at that. Awesome flavor follows suit with the nose. Hugely radiant citrus hop flavors. Pineapple and tangerine again. Biscuity malt base underneath provides the support needed. Body is medium and carbonation provides effervescent feel. This is really, really good. And I only got a singe of it. Damn.

Bighuge, May 13, 2010
Photo of Mhgrant17
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%

Mhgrant17, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of DemoniChris
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into tulip

A - Pours a wonderful orange color with about 1 finger of white head that fades rather quickly.

S - The citra hop really shines here. Pineapple, mango, apple, orange peel. Bubblegum and traditional Belgian yeast come through very apparently as well. Quite a treat to the nose.

T - Somewhat similar to the nose. Green apple, bubblegum, pineapple, pear, other light fruits and Belgian yeast come through. Bitterness is up there. I'd imagine IBUs in the 90s or so. Very balanced and easy drinking. No alcohol or heat. My new favorite Belgian IPA!

O - This beer blew me away for the style. The only other Belgian IPA I've had that comes close is Lagunitas Little Sumpin Wild. If you live in Wisconsin, don't hesitate upon purchasing a sixer of this stuff. Easy drinking and flavorful: everything you would want in a Belgian IPA.

DemoniChris, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of wmobley
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

wmobley, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of milwaukee512
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

milwaukee512, Nov 17, 2011
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bedlam from Ale Asylum
93 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.