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:
#7,472
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
1,048
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
224
Trade:
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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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Photo of adam36
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coryk133
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really good beer will drink again and will recommend

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Photo of ZRT
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Clear orange. Smells of grapefruit and caramel malt. Tastes of grapefruit and pine. Moderate caramel malt sweetness. Back end is very resiny with a moderate bitterness. Medium body. Pretty good.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a nice hazy orange to amber color with a decent transparency about it that let carbonation be seen rising. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated and left some light lacing here and there. The smell had a nice earthy herbal yet bitter hoppiness running in and out but combined. The taste was bittersweet all the way through with a nice herbal/earthy light citrusy aftertaste. The finish was somewhat dry. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there too as there was a decent harshness about it but nothing overbearing. Overall, I say this was a very nice APA well worthy of having again.

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Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,048 ratings