Hopalicious | Ale Asylum

HopaliciousHopalicious
BA SCORE
77.3%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 1,031 ratings
HopaliciousHopalicious
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:
#5,921
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
1,031
Liked:
797
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
11.22%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
216
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,031 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of Jeysun23
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joecaddie
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy glowing orange/straw color with a great two fingers of dense white clumpy head.

An intense aroma of bright, juicy, dank and resiny hops.

The taste has a more earthy and bitter slant with some grapefruit rind. Some medicinal taste in the finish and a bit of resinous pine. No fruity hops as in the nose.

The mouthfeel was a wee bit watery and the carbonation is low/med.

The look and smell was very appealing and the hops shine for a pale ale. It is a good west coast type pale ale.

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Photo of Wiscodrinker
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of gueuzedreg
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Golden honey cloudy murky, lots of carb bubbles traveling north. Minimal head medium retention no legs

S- A sweeter take on a pale. Bit of honey, medium hop profile sticking strictly to pine and malty profile.

T- A bit watery, but that is how I tend to like them. Some sweetness with the honey.

M- Medium carb and velvety smooth IMO

O- A well done pale. Thanks for the extra!

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Photo of joeseppy
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ryanpj
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of chet1215
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of flixmex
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of aep
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by date 04-28-2014 printed on the label. My second beer from Ale Asylum, acquired a single bottle for $1.50 at the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright golden orange with one finger of frothy white head. Look fluffy lacing, some active carbonation, and some fine sediment floating in the glass. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is pretty light and faint, but nice. Earthy / bready malt, some caramel, oak woodiness, grassy, oranges / lemon pith, and perhaps some herbal clove-like spicing. Slightly chalky. A good aroma, but it is of below average strength and intensity.

T - Taste is of sweetened bready / caramel / earthy malts, mild lemon / pine hoppiness, and a slight hint of rye / spicing present.

M - Feel is crisp, smooth, and creamy. Light-bodied & easy drinking with good carbonation.

Overall, a traditional style American pale ale, not overly bitter or hoppy, crisp, smooth, and easy drinking. I could definitely see it pairing well with a meal. Otherwise, it was nice to try it, but I wouldn't go back to it again. Not really fitting of the name Hopalicious either, being as tame as it is. Still, it is worth trying.

Ale Asylum Hopalicious ---3.5/5

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Photo of tbone64
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Really nice piney hop flavor that really stands out in the initial taste and aroma. Golden straw color with a light head. Very well balanced flavor with hops up front and malt at the end.

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Photo of AnalogErik
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tipabu
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BeerDazed
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of dmheinz57
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of bdelonj13
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matjack85
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshmess date of 2/28/2014 on it and today is 2/27, so I guess I ought to get to drinking this.

The beer poured a cloudy gold color with a ½-finger of white head that dissipated in under 30 seconds, but left lots of spotty lacing on the glass.

Big pine and orange smell. Very hoppy.

The goal of this beer, according to the company web site, was to create a big hopopy beer without the big bitterness that usually goes along with it. They succeeded. Pine, tangerine, and orange hop flavors dominate, but there is plenty of sweet caramel malt for balance. Bitterness is present, but mild. It's delicious.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

They've found a way to keep the citrus flavor of the cascade hops while limiting the bitterness. The result is a delicious, hoppy brew. I can't say enough good things about this beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of emwild12
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of CorgiDad
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BeerGreg
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of barnzy78
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Enjoyed By 04/21/2014
L - hazy amber colored ale with a creamy ivory head that holds good retention
S - fresh hoppy aroma with citrus and pine notes, fruity and caramely as well
T - bold cascade hops dominate the palate with a piny, citric, spicy bite. Caramel, bread, and toasted grain give a nice malt backbone, some fruitiness on the finish
F - creamy, medium body, mildly dry finish
4 O - really dig this APA. I'd get it again if the opportunity presented itself.

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Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 77.3% out of 100 with 1,031 ratings
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