Hopalicious | Ale Asylum

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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
Ratings:
1,025
Reviews:
239
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
213
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,025 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of Bartleby91
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hazy amber gold appearance with a nice lingering head.
Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes and resiny bitterness.
Tastes are pretty similar with an emphasis on the dankness.
Palate is medium with a good lingering finish.
Overall a really nice pale with a big bitterness.

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Photo of Brent_B
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrpapajcik
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnbrewery
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJB1966
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of simonj01
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Not a great scent, but a solid balance of (cascade?) hops with enough straightforward citrus to go around. Excellent aftertaste and mouthfeel. Would certainly buy again.

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Photo of DaneBramage
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a couple bottles for a buck apiece on clearance at my local pharmacy. Smell is hops and citrus/pine. Taste is very hoppy and citrusy, not near as bitter as other IPAs. Very drinkable, not the most complex of IPAs but a nice example of a session IPA that goes down smooth.

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Photo of olafphysics
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichardARoss
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannyrotten
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinnesotaIPAGuy
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peepskp
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KenProCo
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TexasATM3
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Millersbrewers
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A simple grain bill that translates to caramel flavor and a dedicated hop taste to the Cascade variety gives Hoplicious its distinctive American taste and also its comfortable drinkability. Its a taste that put American craft beer on the map.

Ale Asylum's American pale ale is a medium copper hue and a moderately dense haze. Its creamy ecru froth retains and laces gracefully while its citrusy perfume has the classic scent of grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and a back note of fragrant spruce tips. Its medium-strength caramel taste has a touch of grain, toast, nuttiness but ultimately is a caramelized charming and earthy sweetness.

Rolling over the palate, the beer trends slightly drier and bitter as the sweetness of malt relaxes and the bitterness from hops begin to grow. Slowly the taste morphs into a crisp pink grapefruit flavor with bright citronella oil and the herbal taste of fresh-cut grass and muddled pine needles. Bittered to balance late, the taste remains mostly even-keel but with a slight hop tilt.

Hints of ginger spice and graham cracker leave impressions as the end draws near. The medium-bodied pale ale is crisp and refreshing while holding onto the critical balance that makes American pale ale work with food, conversation or as a stand-along delight all to itself. Microbrewery drinkers thirty years ago would still find great favor with this ale as much do drinkers of today.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
3.91 out of 5 based on 1,025 ratings.
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