Hopalicious | Ale Asylum

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1,030 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
Ratings:
1,030
Reviews:
241
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
216
For Trade:
2
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of NIckIPA
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.02/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

not a good beer. just stale tasting

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Photo of bashiba
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wow this beer has 11 hop additions, that makes it almost 4 times better than Miller Lite being triple hopped right?

Poured light amber with almost no head, just a few tan bubbles and some swirling white at the top.

The smell was very balanced between hops and malts, maybe they use 11 malt additions to make this work out. Has a nice light bready backbone with some nice classic cascade notes with fresh citrus and a little pine.

Overall its a nicely balanced flavored pale, very light with some nice buiscuit and sourdough malt flavors, taste like it has a bit of English Dark Crystal in there, mixing evenly with the subdued citrus and cascade flavors. I thought it was balanced at first, but the more I drink it the more malt centric it becomes, it needs a 12th hop addition, the bittering addition. Just not quite bitter enough even for just a light APA.

The mouthfeel is light with a bit of a syrupy finish.

Overall just an average APA.

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Photo of Flight317
3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is kind of a biased rating because it wasn't close to fresh. I like to remember what I have had so I gave the ratings anyway.

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Photo of sweethome
3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden to light amber color - decent head. Nose is nice - burst of fruity hops - some citrus. The beer has a decent smooth entry - bittering hits pretty quickly. Nice flavor of hops - butter seems to takeover. A butterscotch flavor comes on pretty strong and the finish is of band-aid.

I've had this on tap at the brewery and really enjoyed. This bottled sample indicated a problem in bottling. I have heard similar reaction from Madtown Nut Brown from others. I had no problem with my bottle of Nut Brown - but this seemed a bit infected. Not horribly off - just that building butterscotch flavor that left the band-aid taste.

These guys are new - will give them time to work out the kinks.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.16/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic, this was a clear orange-copper in color. nutty, flowery, and citric in the nose. a hint of something else as well, maybe honeyed, buttered biscuits is the best way i can describe it. taste is a light malt sweetness balanced by a lighter than expected hop bitterness. light, crisp mouthfeel that is a bit thin for the style. not sure about the abv but it must be in the 4-5% range. that, along with the interesting nose makes the drinkability just ok.

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

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

12 oz. bottle tried 14 Nov 2008.

Tried in 0.5 L Adambrau glass. Small very tight off white head. Cloudy golden caramel color. Aroma almost bursts from bottle but then quickly fades. Aroma of sweet fresh hops, almost buttery, citrus, caramel. Flavor is lighter than the smell, starts sweet and caramel becoming citrusy and slightly bitter. Finishes with a somewhat stale popcorn flavor. Medium body.

Expected more of a hop bite from this one.

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Photo of PabloSanDiego
3.21/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 98green
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
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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Photo of dmheinz57
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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