Hopalicious | Ale Asylum

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3.92/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States
aleasylum.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Eleven separate additions of cascade hops give this American pale ale its lush citrus aroma and bold hop flavor without crazy bitterness.

Added by DaPeculierDane on 05-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,800
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
1,055
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
224
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,055 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of lrend13
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franklin-Yeo
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy gold color with a large white head. The aroma is a nice blend of floral and citra hops. The taste has the immediate rush of the floral hops blended with toasted malt and some caramel.

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I purchased a six pack of this about a month ago and it was canned on June 25th so it is still pretty good fresh wise.

Hopalicious pours a dark golden hue with a thick one fingered head that leaves behind a real nice lacing.

The aroma has elements of citrus and pine but there is also a maltiness there that also comes across as dirt which is a bit off putting.

The flavor does get better. Initially it is fruity with a hint of that dirt aspect but then in the finish it becomes more balanced as there is a slight bitterness but at the same time it is somewhat refreshing.

Overall this is a decent beer from Ale Asylum.

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Photo of D-Duvelicious
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of worldkrysis
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StephenBechler
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Milktoast75
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great rich amber color with nice white head with smooth tight lacing. More floral than piney scent but very inviting. Easy hop flavor, quite smooth. Finish with clean dry finish. I’m by no means a hop head. I’ve read reviews saying too much malt. Nice compromise for me. I can see why this is Ale Asylum’s flagship beer.

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Photo of 12ozfan
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: complex blend of hops, dry, floral, crisp citrus notes, not overly bitter malt backbone. Fresh mild hop and malt nose. Gold/Amber color, mostly clear, tall foamy head with some lace. Medium/full body.

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Photo of Foxman27
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zenboy99
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the cascade hops, just a little too much malt

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Photo of Rootriverbeerguy
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer for the price.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davidpaul37mn
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of evanschaaf
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2018-01-11 in Bolingbrook, IL from a 12oz bottle.

A - somewhat hazy with a short white head and light lace.

S - Mild tropical, biscuit and grassy-herbal spice

T - Biscuit, light caramel, honey, tropical. Mild-moderately bitter

M - Light-medium body and carbonation.

O - Pleasant.

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Photo of Arseel
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good head over cloudy juice. Citrus aroma definitely dominates as advertised. Fine lacing. Taste echoed the citrus aroma and had surprising bitterness which was not bad. A good brew that I’ll come back to.

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Photo of Psualum94
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.82/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Canned 7/22/17. Kept ice cold.

Honey amber color with 80% opacity. The head is egg-foam yellow and is 3 fingers tall. The head recedes and destroys the glass with lace. Nice dome in the middle after receding.

Aroma is pretty fresh and juicy, with notes of pine, melon, hop resins, and orange peel. I also get some golden plum with agitation.

The flavor is a mixture of hop oils, grapefruit rind, grass, pine needle/pine bark, sweet garbage, and butter. There's a freshness there that keeps it from totally tanking in this category, but it has to be damn near ice cold or else it falls apart immediately.

Feel is moderately carbonated with a slight creaminess, but mostly oily with an alcohol dryness.

Overall, Ale Asylum has not impressed me much. Last year I brought back their Hefeweizen and this year their IPA. Both singles. Neither one of them have very good. This one is just gross.

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Photo of Roby923
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great mix of Cascade hops with a balanced malt backbone. Under 6% ABV so makes it impressively drinkable for a higher IBU IPA.

Bottled at the Silver Dollar in Madison WI.

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Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,055 ratings