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Bedlam - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

534 Ratings
THE BROS
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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)
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2/5  rDev -52%

bertram, Jun 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52%

erikhovenkamp, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Beefytits4
2.25/5  rDev -46%

Beefytits4, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of SiphonKing
2.48/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The description sounded great: Citra hops, Trappist yeast, an IPA. A unique twist on the Belgo-IPA moniker. Unfortunately it does not live up to my expectations. The aroma screams Belgian with hints of phenols and spiciness. The mouthfeel is thin for such a beer and the Citra really doesn't shine through the yeast profile. At first sip it was an unexpected taste, upon letting it warm up and further tastes the beer is palatable but not as interesting as it could have been. I've had other beers by Ale Asylum and they do not disappoint. This one leaves the drinker wanting, and expecting more.

SiphonKing, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
2.5/5  rDev -40%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Dat deer be pissed, yo! Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear brass-amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises leek, old grapefruit rind, clove, light nutmeg, banana peel, and leafy greens. The taste brings in more of the same, the Belgian-style yeast and spices clashing with the overdone Citra hops, making for, appropriately enough, bedlam on my tongue. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I just could not get into this beer at all. The overwrought Citra hops would have been bad enough, but the clash with the Belgian characters just ran things right off the rails.

TMoney2591, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of redleg411
2.5/5  rDev -40%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of samie85
2.7/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a very clear reddish hue with two fingers of dense white head.

S-Spicy pine and grapefruit smells with some orange and alcohol notes on the finish with a little clove.

T-Clove yeast notes on the front with a light orange citrus note and a light bitterness.

M-A little watery with very light carbonation and a slick feel.

D-Not my thing at all, the bitterness is so low key and the feel is just completely disappointing. I'm a little disappointed that I bought Citra hops to brew with based off this beer.

samie85, Jul 18, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

Wiscodrinker, Apr 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

AndyEdgar, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

jackieT, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

asams10, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

mxchap, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

brother_kenneth, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

schmidtmattsays, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Larrydoherty, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

kbuzz, Jul 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

tourdot, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

fencedfox, May 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

KevChiTown, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

KS1297, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.49/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a deep orange, with reddish and yellowish hues moving from the center to sides. hazy and opaque. a finger or so of a white head that fades and leaves a weak lacing on the sides.

Smell: orange, pineapple and other citrus to tropical fruits that mix with sweetness, belgian yeast, and pilsner malts.

Taste: opens up with pineapple and citrus hops, with a bit of sweetness mixed in. lots of pilsner malts and a grassy taste. small belgian yeast character at the end.

Mouthfeel: dry and a little bitter. also on the heavy side for a belgian.

Overall: i initially liked this one more and as you drink more it declines a bit, too much of a grassy taste. Ideally a belgian ipa that i like should be doable but it seems less so everytime i drink one. this one ends up in the upper end of mid row.

SportsandJorts, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Nemers, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

TP_43, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

jsh420, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Hendrick24, Mar 02, 2014
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Bedlam from Ale Asylum
93 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.