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Bedlam - Ale Asylum

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524 Ratings
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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 72
Gots: 55 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Dactrius, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

kawilliams81, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

FreshmanPour77, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

sgttibbs, Yesterday at 02:34 AM
Photo of Big_Dave
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
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!

pkalix, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

mfnmbvp, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MikeCactusGordon, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

SkinniePost, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Beerlover, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of BeerOps
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

BeerOps, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Auror, Jun 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

polishkaz, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ryanpj, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of dunix
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

peabody, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of brother_kenneth
3/5  rDev -28.1%

brother_kenneth, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Gotti311, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Etan
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Very murky brown-orange with a moderate beige head. Ugly, to say the least.

S. Citra going strong in the nose. Sweet tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit rind. Some clove and sweet pale malt behind.

T. Mango, lemon rind, grapefruit, bright vanilla, mild clove, cakey grain, mild leafy bitterness.

M. Medium-bodied with frothy carbonation.

O. It's not a pretty beer, but the citra character is great.

Etan, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MNBeerGeek, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Soneast
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat hazy, golden color with some orange hues. Develops a 2-finger thick, cream-colored head that hangs around forever, slowly condensing to a thick mat of creamy suds, leaving large pillows of lace on the glass with each sip.

The aroma is quite intense, hop forward lots of citrus character, almost tangerine like, but there is also a unique fruitiness and maybe even a touch of clove near the finish.

The flavor is also chock full of hoppy goodness. That said, the Belgian yeast makes it's presence known through fruity, bubblegum-like flavors and I still get a bit of clove as well on the back end, there's even some "spice" notes to round out the plethora of yeast character. The hops showcase some nice citrus qualities which when combined with the yeasty esters, makes for one damn fine beer!

Bedlam...it's delicious, hop forward, yet due to all the yeast qualities, ultimately well balanced. Leaves a fruity, slightly bitter flavor on the palate. I actually really enjoyed this beer. I found the unique combination of flavors to be quite delicious.

Soneast, Apr 23, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

TonyTalon, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of derkfromwi
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

derkfromwi, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

BarrytheBear, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper amber color with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film. Spotty lacing sticks to the side of the glass.

Smell: Smells more DIPA than Belgian, but I like the aroma. Blasts of pineapple and mango, some grapefruit citrus, a bit of sweet caramel, and some biscuity malt in the background. Just a hint of Belgian yeast and spices.

Taste: Hoppy from the start, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit quickly overwhelming the sweet biscuit malt. Some clove, pepper, and coriander step in for the Belgian aspect, with some herbal hops in at the end.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, with enough hop oil sitting on the tongue to make me aware of the residue. The end is slightly astringent, but not overly so.

Drinkability: This was pretty good, sort of like a blend of a Belgian IPA and a DIPA. There are some more enjoyable examples of the style out there.

KickInTheChalice, Dec 17, 2010
Bedlam from Ale Asylum
93 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.