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Satisfaction Jacksin | Ale Asylum

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3.85/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States
aleasylum.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by EliteDigger on 10-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,350
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
281
pDev:
11.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Photo of amphion1065
2.34/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle into a CBC pint. Thanks htomsirveaux! Reviewed from notes.

Pours a fairly dark shade of tangerine with beautiful clarity. A creamy, one-finger white head has great retention, thought there's unfortunately only minor lacing.

Very strong hop presence in the nose. A lot of citrus fruits here, namely papaya and mango. On the sweeter side, there's come malt for counterbalance. However, there's also a very clear band-aid aroma that's quite unpleasant.

The taste largely follows the aroma, though there's significantly more malt. Lots of citrus fruit notes up front, but that bizarre medicinal, antiseptic flavor is too strong to ignore. Some bready malt, but for the most part it's just very sweet. Astringent soapiness in the finish.

Same deal with the taste. Big citrus fruit, but that medicinal sting is brutal. Malty as all get out. Some bread. Astringent soapiness.

Mouthfeel is on the flat side, to the extent that this just seems syrupy. Not the easiest DIPA to drink.

I have to wonder how old this bottle was, but in any event this was substandard. Some decidedly off flavors at work.

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Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of MadTownDrinker
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Webzombie
2.54/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of suncrust
2.69/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured to a tulip glass.

A- Poured a pumpkin honey gold, reddish amber hue. Medium carbonation with a bubbly head that left behind a little lacing.

S- Clean hop aroma, citrus, orange peels and a kind of light spicy tone. Small trace of pineapple. As it warmed, aromas of biscuit and pizza dough started to come out.

T- Spicy bite and a dark, heavy aftertaste. Drinks like a shortbread cookie with a touch too much baking soda. Oddly, the aftertaste reminded me a lot of Fruity Pebbles cereal- sweet and sugary. Biscuity malts and cereal are the dominant characteristics amidst a light hop bitterness that can be felt in the back of the throat. Overall, mellower in the hop profile than expected. Much sweeter cold and as it warmed, the baking soda bitterness dominated the palate.

MF- Left a oily coat on the mouth. Not a very clean beer to drink. Aggressive and unbalanced.

O- Unbalanced and a bit off. Lacking a quality hop profile and the malt flavors just don't seem fresh. An absence of drinkability and I felt like they were almost trying too hard to make something bold. Smell was the best part of this one.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of cavedave
2.77/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark bronze, thick and cloudy, topped by a finger of beige head that is slow to go. Slathers of lace cling like crazy climbers.

Not much aroma, perhaps a bit of caramel and pine, even lighter grass and citrus.

Lotta pine in front of the sip, then some vegetal and dank, some caramel and bready sweet, ending with the sweet getting a bit syrupy and some deep pine bitter resin kicking in. Very unbalanced, and not that tasty, not that clean, and lacking artistry.

Despite the thick look, and extreme hopping, it is less viscous than many IIPA, and has a finish that is not clean, and less than optimal in all other ways.

This is a slap in the face without dexterity, and a form made without craft nor balance. Not recommended.

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Photo of jmarsh123
2.87/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark orange with a 1 finger off white head fading quickly leaving decent lacing.

Smells of slight caramel and equal balance of pine and floral hops.

Starts out with a little floral bitterness. A bit of sweet caramel takes over in the middle. Finishes slightly bitter with some pine hops.

Mouthfeel is a touch on the light side with medium carbonation.

Not really that great. A bit thin and too sweet for a DIPA.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

A- Burnt-orange with a 1 finger tan head that lingers and leaves nice lacing.

S- Smells of sweet malts, that's it.

T- Carmel, hop acid, no bitterness

D- Drinks almost too easily, more on the bland side. Age of this bottle may be in question.

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Photo of THANAT0PSIS
2.97/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin

Appearance: Local Madison favorite Ale Asylum’s IIPA pours a deep, brown tinged, rusty amber. There is a small, one finger of off-white head that disappears quite quickly; better retention would be nice, but the above-average lacing makes up for it. There is also a wealth of sediment, which makes for a very cloudy look. This is a very unique looking IIPA, though the sediment could have been toned down a bit for a cleaner, nicer look.

Aroma: The aroma is extremely fruity, with lots of citrus in the form of oranges, mangoes, and tangerines. Pine is also a component. There are definitely some sweet, caramel malts just behind the fruitiness, which is typical of an IIPA, along with a very nice creaminess, which is not. It is strange, but the aroma really evokes strawberry banana yogurt. That makes very little sense, given that none of those ingredients are in the beer (obviously), but that is what comes through when all the components come together. It’s interesting, to say the least.

Taste: It is hard to know what to make of this. There is a lot going on, but it does not really come together in any appealing way. There is hoppy bitterness in the form of rinds, minimal tangerine, apricot, and oranges, and a touch of malty sweetness that does not align with the color or aroma at all. Some sips even contain a bit of spiciness and yeastiness, due to its unfiltered nature. Whatever it is, it is confusing to the palate, and not really pleasing at all.

Mouthfeel: Here is another miss for this beer… The liquid feels watery and thin, yet oily, and the nearly non-existent carbonation does it no favors. The bitterness is minimally astringent, and there is a minor alcohol warmth at the tail end of each drink; these are the crowning features of the beer, which really does not say much for it. If possible, this is even less pleasing than the taste.

Overall: I do not think it is possible to be as disappointed in a beer as I am in this one. There is nothing really special going on here besides the unusual aroma, the taste never comes together into anything pleasing, and the mouthfeel is borderline offensive. The IIPA is one of my favorite styles, but this was just a complete miss on all fronts. It pains me to knock Ale Asylum, since it is a hometown brewery, but this beer is below average, plain and simple. 12/20

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Photo of mikereaser
2.97/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle on 12/13/09

A - Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with just a layer of fine bubbles on the surface

S - citrus hops with a malty backbone, orange & lemon & grapefruit aromas

T - light malt base, some citrus hops, bitter finish

M - good carbonation but a sort of metallic bite to it

D - not bad, but the metallic taste keeps me from wanting another

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Photo of gordavidson
2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a nice hazy orange liquid with a thin white head that leaves some nice lacing. Rather robust looking.

S- Steamed vegetables, butter, pine, and a touch of citrus. Not really what I look for in the style.

T- Earth, pine, citrus rind, some vegetables and butter.

M- Lightly carbonated. A slightly dry, earthy, and bitter finish.

O- A bit earthy and carmely for my taste.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Paccamacca
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of RHCP313
3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint. No Bottled On Date visible.

Playing: The Black Keys–Brothers

A: Pours a dark honey amber with some gold and ruby highlights when held to the light. A relatively thick ring of eggshell head follows the pour but dissipates, leaving some immediate lace sticking to the sides of my pint. Hazy with slow carbonation showing.

S: First smells are juicy, citrusy hops. Some tropical fruit fills the nose, almost artificial reminiscent of Starburst candy. Some sweet malt coming through and maybe a little heat. A really nice smelling beer.

T: Unfortunately, the details in the nose are not coming through on flavor. Pretty thin overall taste, with lemon and tart fruit supported by a malt backbone you kind of have to search for. Slightly bitter, but a little disappointing for a DIPA recipe that claims three pounds of Centennial hops per barrel.

M: I was worried about this at the pour. Thin, and barely carbonated. A slick, watery mouthfeel makes me wonder if I picked up an old or loosely capped bottle.

O: Damn. Ale Asylum is definitely one of my favorite up-and-coming breweries and I really don't feel like Satisfaction Jacksin stands up to the other quality brews I've had by them. Something just doesn't seem right. The only thing that seemed to shine was the nose, and the rest fell flat...literally. I'll definitely keep drinking Ale Asylum, but I'll wait to try this again until it's fresh on draft somewhere.

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Photo of samie85
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a deep caramel mahogany color with a glistening two finger, light tan, pillowy head.

S-Pine and pineapple with some mango and deep caramel malt notes.

T-Strong bitter pine with a little bit of piney hops and some caramel malt with a drying, bitter finish.

M-Pretty effervescent and well carbonated with medium body and a drying mouthfeel.

D-Pretty high considering ABV but I was hoping for a little more from this one. It's a really pine forward and dry IIPA, so those wary of such beers would be wise to avoid this one.

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Photo of MeowTom
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a brown with red tinge to the sides and a nice thick creamy head about a inch high but settles to a coating that last the whole time you drink it. Very pretty, my issue is that it is well out of the pale realm and this seams to be a trend with a lot of IPAs and DIPAs, maybe we should start the trend of naming them American Browns, and American Ambers...I don't know just a ramble of thought.

S- A nice wonderful fresh hoppy scent that fills the nose.

T- Not much in the realm of grain flavor, but the hops are nice and really cut through the beer. It's a little lacking in flavor, although the flavor that is there is great.

M- Nice carbonation and a solid mouth feel. I won't say it's a heavy body, but it has it.

O- Well made beer that just is average.

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Photo of drpimento
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big beer. But it's more like just adding a load a hops and not tuning the mix to work together. I agree with the first part of the description but not the last. Pours with a medium sized off white head and good lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is very hoppy and a little malt. Flavor is like aroma. Finish is like flavor. Just a big hoppy beer with some malt. And a little booze. I like a lot of their others much more.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Axic10
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade with BarrytheBear.

Appearance: Pours a dark murky amber with a half finger of head.

Smell: Grapefruit, pineapple and slight mango with a strong aroma of malt.

Taste: Really malty with not as much hops as I'd think for a DIPA. Tasty malt flavor with a tinge of hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and decent carbonation

Drinkability: Glad I got to try but definitely nothing that I'd seek out again nor could I drink a lot of.

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Photo of iabeerbaron
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice copper pour with a medium sized white head. Really nice lacing that sticks to the glass.
Smell has citrusy hop aroma up front and then the malty sweetness after. Flavor is similar to the smell; hop flavor and then the sweetness. Maybe a little sweeter than some double IPAs I've had. I really love Ale Asylum but was somewhat disappointed with this overally sweet IIPA.

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Photo of bman_85
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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