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Ale Asylum

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Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States
Imperial IPA
3.86 | pDev: 11.92%
Sep 06, 2021
Oct 02, 2009
Very Good
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Notes: With over 3 pounds of Centennial hops per barrel, this double IPA has a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue.
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a small off white head. Smells of earthy hop and slight citrus notes. Tastes of earthy and piney hops, with very slight citrus. Beer is medium bodied yet still easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Sep 02, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by JoelSr from Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2019
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Taste: Floral hops balanced by rye bread notes and creamy mouthfeel. Herbal floral bread nose. Copper hue, mostly clear, delicate head and lattice of lace. Medium body. Easy drinker for an IPA.
Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 4 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Apr 23, 2018
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Rated by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Really malty
Mar 30, 2018
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Reviewed by scream from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thought this was quite good. Many folks have commented on the taste being piney etc. I did not think so. It does not have the juicy,citrusy taste of an ale made w citra or similar hops but that is OK to me. It's made only w Centennial hops but is a well constructed and tasty beverage ! Sure, there are better but this is still quite nice.
Jan 16, 2017
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Unknown vintage; drank 10/28/15 @ the Palace.

Murky dark orange rust appearance.

Nice off-white head; frothy lace.

Grapefruit & caramel notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Caramel & grapefruit flavors up front; a tangy bite on the finish. Not my profile & almost an American Barleywine; still decent.
Oct 19, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by TylerJ from Iowa

Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by olafphysics from Minnesota

Sep 25, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 2.54 by Webzombie from Wisconsin

Feb 12, 2016
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Rated by Beerman811 from Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This thing pounded my face like a $5 stripper! Gotta love that! Good beer
Jan 23, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Usual copper and orange colors for a dipa, looks like a good one, 3/4" of head on it, not the most dense but good retention for the amount of hops in it. Aroma was all centennial hops, in a good amount, not skimping.

Lot of caramel and bitterness, the hops could offer more flavor, but we're still in enjoyable territory here. Dat caramel brings on some sweetness. Its an enjoyable second tier dipa beer that is at an affordable price and nice format.
Jan 23, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by simplejj81 from Wisconsin

Jan 22, 2016
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt, pineapple, toasted caramel and pine. Nice piney bitterness with citrus and roasted malt.
Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by dchale from Wisconsin

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Dec 24, 2015
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Big citrus aroma, murky golden brown color small white head. The aroma is hops with some pine and citrus tossed in. The taste matches the aroma and is very good
Dec 24, 2015
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Reviewed by scaliasux from Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L - Medium-dark amber. Quite cloudy. Medium tall, off-white head with good persistence.

S - Mostly hops with a little malty sweetness. Citrus, mostly orange, a little resin.

T - A lot of hops character, but balanced by sweet medium roasted malts. Orange and resin with toffee-like sweetness.
Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by cubbyZilla from New York

Dec 19, 2015
Rated: 4 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Dec 04, 2015
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I agree with some others who have reviewed this. Try a couple before you decide. The first bottle was only okay and since then it is growing. I think the uniqueness throws folks. The aroma is hopping with both earthy and citrus presentation. And the citrus seems to have a clear orange quality (which is nice). But I'm sure the malt profile plays in here somehow as well, esp. in the earthy quality as there is some "grit" to the drink that is both a nice full mouthfeel and a complex flavor profile. A good stream of bitterness without excess and really not that long of a lingering. Not the best looking drink with a cloudy profile in a murky amber brown/orange. Dense tan head, though with an apparent stickiness.
It's an interesting beer that I would buy again. It is satisfying.
Nov 27, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

Nov 25, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by BarrelAgedG from California

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by EmptyPockets from Illinois

Nov 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle dated 1/19/2016. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark mahogany-copper body, two finger white head, nice lacing. Smells primarily of toasted malt, a bit of peppery spice, some pine, mildly metallic smell. I'm not sure that I would have been able to distinguish this as a double IPA versus a hoppy dubbel. Flavour is similarly muddled; lots of sweet caramel, peppery yeast, a fair amount of pine on the end. Sure, this doesn't have a lot of clove or banana, but aside from that I have to think it's basically a hoppy dubbel. The aromatic hops don't come out like it should. Moderate, non-descript, slightly resinous bitterness on the finish. Good body, not syrupy but medium, good carbonation; the aftertaste is fairly bitter resin and spices. I wonder if the yeast used to make this had some Belgian influence, and it wouldn't surprise me given they enjoy using Belgian yeast in a lot of beers, e.g. Bedlam. That being said, this is fairly average for a double IPA and is too sweet and peppery for my tastes.
Nov 09, 2015
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, dated 12/08/15
A - hazy light brown colored ale with a thin ivory head
S - earthy hops, brown sugar, caramel malt
T - heavy malt backbone of caramel, bread, and brown sugar plays well with the spicy, earthy, and bitter Centennial hops
M - resinous medium body with hop oils sticking to the palate, alcohol is warming, finishes bitter and spicy
O - not what I'd expect from Ale Asylum for a DIPA, but it is definitely unique. Seems a bit like a barley wine with the heavy malt bill. I do like their choice of Centennial hops.
Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Nov 07, 2015
Rated: 4.43 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

Nov 05, 2015
Rated: 4 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Oct 26, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by Kevin79 from Wisconsin

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Oct 22, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Oct 19, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by northcoastwolf from Wisconsin

Oct 16, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Oct 12, 2015
Rated: 3.22 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

Oct 09, 2015
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Reviewed by joe1510 from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Cabin Stop - Hayward, WI

Best by: 12/8/15

Satisfaction Jacksin forms a creamy, meringue-like, craggy head on even an easy pour. The foam is dirty white with a respectable stickiness that sheets the glass on the way down. The foam certainly shows staying power. This sticky head sits atop a harvest orange body that, when backlit, glows from top to bottom.Carbonation seems to burst from every surface of the glass. A damn fine looking beer!

Orange and earth come to the forefront in the nose. The orange is like marmalade with a touch of spice while the earth is herbal and slightly dank. The orange is rich, even syrupy at times, like a glaze. Soft caramel runs a current through the background while joined by freshly baked bread notes. The big dose of Centennial lends good depth and a rich character. Different, savory, unique.

While the nose was savory and rich the flavor profile is juicy and sweet. Upfront the nose is full of orange oils, marmalade, and juice that follows through to the middle where it's met by some soft herbal characteristics. The middle segues into the savory, rich orange again with earth-y notes of damp soil and that dank forest note that's so hard to pinpoint where exactly itcomes from.

The body sits squarely in the middle of the spectrum at moderate while the active carbonation lightens it up on the backend. The bitterness is soft at first but grows with each successive sip to a sturdy moderate. The finish dries up slowly and a whiff of booze creeps up the nasal cavity. While the bubbles are active they're also soft giving the body a plush feel. Highly drinkable to be sure.

The first couple bottles of this I tried, I wasn't as big a fan as I am now. It's unique, it has a ton of depth, and it's old school. The Centennial is bold and dense while the malt base is flavorful and complimentary, unlike so many of the pale single mindedness malt profiles being thrown around today. I like this beer, it's good!
Oct 04, 2015
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