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Hopalicious | Ale Asylum

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3.92/5
Very Good
1,035 Ratings
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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:
#6,287
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
1,035
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
218
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,035 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of RichardARoss
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannyrotten
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peepskp
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KenProCo
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TexasATM3
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Millersbrewers
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +2%
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 -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerman811
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When I want a good beer to share with my buds this is my solid go to!

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3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Eddiehop
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of lemmy187
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I like my APA to be a bit more hop forward and juicy than this one. There is some hop flavor initially but it faded quickly and I was left with a watery aftertaste. There's a little malt to backfill the taste but not much. I was underwhelmed.

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Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,035 ratings
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