Hopalicious | Ale Asylum

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Brewed by:
Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Bell's tulip on 7/23/12

A) Deep honey-amber with faded tobacco highlights. Billowy three finger head collapses slowly to a 1/4th inch layer. A crackling upper tier of lace leads down to thick swaths farther down.

S) Compact aroma of notes of orange peel, musty grass, earth, caramel and biscuit.

T) Mild pine greets the palate with a comparably mild bitterness. Pepperings of dank citrus here and there. Earthy finish. Toasted biscuit with a hint of caramel sweetness.

M) medium-light body made crisp by a dose of high carbonation. The feel is kind of coating in a dusty way.

D) Not a bad beer despite being too malty for my usual fancies. I drank it warmer than fridge temperature; probably would have liked it better if I had it colder.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Lots of white head, nice cloudy orange color

S - Very hoppy, some citrus

T - Hops right out of the gate, citrus flavor, bitterness at times, very dry aftertaste

M - Crisp on the tongue, decent carbonation, very dry finish

O - Bought a 6-pack of this on our annual Fall trip to Wisconsin for apples. I love a lot of hop-forward beers but this one was a bit too dry for my tastes. Still not a bad beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

How have I not reviewed this already!?

Pours a huge, dense, white head seeping in resin that collapses into a fluffy puff. Radiant, bright citrus-pine aroma. Hazy, straw-amber color. Starts with a nice, bright, grapefruit hoppiness. Builds into a medium bitterness. Takes on a more citrus rind bitterness as the malt shows through a touch. Finish is lingering citrus rind hop bitterness. A bit on the thin side of mouthfeel.

Overall, I love buying this by the box of 12, and I've been doing so for years. A great, all-around bier; hoppy, but not too bitter, a touch of malt. An absolute go-to.

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Hopalicious from Ale Asylum
3.91 out of 5 based on 1,030 ratings.
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