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Bedlam - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

510 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 72
Gots: 56 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

smogfood, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed peach color, sporting a soapy white froth that retains well and laces superbly. Aroma of citrus and pine. In the flavor, bubblegum, citrus, candi sugar, cotton candy. Mild bitterness working well with the sugars and cake like yeast. Herbal, minty notes emerging late. Medium bodied, well carbonated and crisp. Doughy yeast and juicy hop linger on the palate. Overall, a fine American take on the Belgian IPA style. Very nice.

Stinkypuss, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of MN_Beerticker
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

MN_Beerticker, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

MattyG85, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

SurlyDisciple, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

FreshmanPour77, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

illinigirl, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jschott75, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can't read the date but I believe it to be quite fresh.

A: Pours a clear amber. Effervescent and fluffy tan head. Great head retention. Moderate lacework.

S: Big citra notes. Tropical fruit, especially pineapple. Mangos too? Tangerine? Belgian yeast influence is notable as well with some spiciness.

T: Really nice juicy tropical fruit up front, pretty much as described in the aroma. Pineapple not so sharp I think. A hint of that typical citra dankness in the middle too but not overpowering. Nice bready malt with some black pepper towards the finish.

M: Medium bodied and super smooth.

O: Nice balanced IPA that really highlights citra. Belgian yeast lends a bit of complexity and uniqueness. Very easy drinking for such a hoppy IPA. Really well crafted and enjoyable.

Dope, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Of the taster I had at the Asylum....this was my favorite....there is something about the Citra Hop that KICKS ASS! This beer poured a nice coppery orangish clear with white head that left a nice lace. The scent was a perfect blend of pine and citrus. The taste was like the smell but had the Belgium sugar/malt twang. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this was a great beer.

WoodBrew, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

GABrew, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

NorthSideSean, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

schmidtmattsays, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Omensetter, Aug 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Jeysun23, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Smurf2055, Aug 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

greid, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Rihup, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BBrewington, Aug 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Danmullens1, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

SafeAtFirst, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of daledeee
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried a single bottle and poured it into my Sam Adams glass. Got a bright gold with orange hues. Nice white head and lacing

Nose is citrus and floral.

Taste is surprising. I expected more of a Belgian twist. Instead it reminds me of a nice citrus IPA. The Belgian part seems to surface at the finish and after it airs a bit. A very nice tasting beer by the way.

Mouth feel is good with carbonation.

I wish I would have gotten more of this. I like it.

daledeee, Jul 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

MarshMan71, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

AlexFields, Jul 29, 2013
Bedlam from Ale Asylum
93 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.