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Bedlam - Ale Asylum

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590 Ratings
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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 82
Gots: 75 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hawks10 on 04-03-2010

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

dark orange, with little head on top. hazy, indeed. yeast sits on the bottom of the bottle.
smell is like candied oranges!!
taste is of some rich Belgian yeast, some floral and citric hops and a little hop bitterness. lots of fruit.
very easy to drink. 'best enjoyed by' date is rubbed out (bought it online from a broker) so i'm not certain how old it is but it has a very interesting footprint. kind of creamy, kind of sugar-y sweet. very interesting. I want to say 'popsicle' but it really isn't there. but this is an awesome brew!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with a space for an enjoy by date, but it is left blank. My third beer from Ale Asylum, expectations are high based on this beer's good ratings.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a coppery burnt orange colored body with some dark flecks of sediment floating around and three big fluffy fingers of off-white head. Nice big scattered lacing. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is comprised of a prominent fruity / earthy yeast presence, and a nice dosage of fresh piney / tropical hop smells. Grapefruit, orange, pine, caramel & rye malt, and some bubblegum / clove / spice presence.

T - Taste follows the nose - a good pairing of fruity bubblegum yeast, clove, apple, pear, grapefruit, pine, and some cracked pepper / rye malt / caramel malt to round things off.

M - Feel is super smooth and creamy. Bitterness is light, but present. Green apple stickiness, bready, & malty. Mild warming alcohol presence.

Overall, a good representation of the style. Very nice balance, depth, and duration of flavor. I would have it again, and I look forward to more from Ale Asylum.

Ale Asylum Bedlam ---4/5.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Slightly hazy deep orange with fluffy white head that leaves rings of lace.

S - Tangerine, mango, candied oranges, grapefruit, crackers, bready malt, with a touch of spice and belgian yeast.

T - Sweet candied orange, tropical fruit, mango followed by a lingering catty flavor I get in some Citra beers. Bready malt with spice and belgian yeast.

M - Medium body and dry with good carbonation. Slightly resiny.

D - If I wasn't picking up the catty flavor from the citra this would be exceptional.

Photo of zeledonia
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Delicious combination of Belgian yeasty flavors, fruity hop aromas, and a clean medium bitterness. Yummy.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jac's

Pale orange pour with a thin tight film that leaves a steady clump of lacing

It's been awhile since I've been completely taken aback by the nose of a beer. So..damn..fresh. Bedlam oozes loads of orange marmalade toast. Fresh apricot, a light toastiness, and a slight, but noticeable yeast presence round out the nose. The hops certainly take center stage. I smelled this beer for at least a minute prior to digging in.

Wow....the best of both worlds here. Hops front and center from the get-go. Sticky citrus in the form of tangerine and some apricot. Smooth yet a bit sticky, in a very good way, through the middle with a mild bitterness at the finish. Belgian yeast is noticeable, but neither overwhelming nor center stage. A very nice example of the style, particularly if you enjoy a hop-centric version.

The tap version of this beer moved it into my favorite beer from Ale Asylum. Very enjoyable.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Jester King pint.

A- pours a cloudy, orange with a 1 finger off-white head. Good lacing clouds the glass.

S- Belgian yeast is there with some nice banana, citrus and some spices.

T- orange peel and caramel malts. Some banana and big burst of citrus and some earthy bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Easy to drink with some creaminess as it finishes.

O- very good bipa. Really enjoyed this one from Ale Asylum and would get more in the future.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Bedlam from Ale Asylum
92 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.