Satisfaction Jacksin | Ale Asylum

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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
Ratings:
281
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.87%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 281 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Pizza Plant Transit, This one is all malts and bitterness, fortunately both are tasty and balance themselves, so decent beer for the style. Passable appearance, aroma, mouthfeel.
Bottle at The Bomb Shelter 15 months later was just as good.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mhksuccess for sharing this at dabaloons' tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus zest, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some fairly earthy flavors.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a muddy looking brownish copper color with an off white head on top. The smell of the beer was full of hoppy aromas and hints of sweet malt. The taste of the beer gives off a healthy amount of hop bitterness that gives off essence of pine and grapefruit. The mouthfeel of this beer is on the thicker side, slightly oily with a moderate carbonation level. Overall this is a pretty solid beer, I can't find too much to complain about other than it's appearance. Still very drinkable and worth trying.

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Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep reddish orange, thick sheets of lacing in a goblet. Good retention, thick ring at the edge with an island cluster of bubbles in the center.

Sweet tropical aroma, orange rind, vague caramel malt, and lots of pineapple flavor. Resiny and bitter, more sweet though, with a lingering cantaloupe fruitiness and some dryness from the alcohol. Full bodied, creamy feel, with a lighter heft than most DIPA's. Really enjoy the tropical flavors, though it didn't make as big as an impression as Ballistic.

Thanks Andy for tossing me an extra of this!

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3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Ale Asylum (Madison, WI) on 8/9/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear copper, topped with a thin covering of slightly off-white head. This retains with a thinner looking creamy richness that leaves some thick swathes of lace behind which hang down the sides with a sticky look. The aroma has some rather big malt character going on with it but the hops are equally huge as well, with some tangy sweet notes of pineapple and apricot, while more bitter grapefruit comes out along the back. Pine and spice add some sharpness to this but it's mostly coming off as overall sweet and sticky in the nose.

Caramel, bread, and tropical fruit all form a thick backbone of sweetness in the taste, which is more than up to the challenge of balancing the hops. Speaking of which, this possesses a big bite of spice and bitter grapefruit that leaves dry earth and lingering resins in the backend. This finishes with a more moderate dryness, as some residual sweetness makes itself know as well. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied and this thankfully has a nice easy smoothness to the carbonation despite the bigger feel on this. Some of the ABV is definitely felt in the body but I'm happy to report that I'm not really picking up any actual alcohol flavor at all.

There's a lot of "largeness" going on with DIPA in both the malt and hops department but fortunately the great feel on this helps save the day, keeping this flowing readily and not allowing any of that big ABV to hang around for too long.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 04/2014:

Pours hazed orange amber with a foamy off-white head that stays. Ample lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus, pine, caramel and black pepper.

The taste is of sweet caramel and resin with medicinal/aspirin-ish bitterness in the finish.

It just hits full-bodied. It is chewy and very smooth with a carbonation level that fits it well.

This is a satisfying DIPA. Appropriately strong with lingering hop bitterness.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin {sic} Double IPA. Ale Asylum, Madiosn, WI.
Like every Ale Asylum bottle, no information about ABV is included, or even hinted at. It's the Wisconsin way. There is a spot for a "Best Enjoyed By" date, but it is blank. (8.5%, we eventually learned.)

Dark ruby coloration, clear, solid, lasting creamy white head on top.

Aroma: grapefruit rind, lemon and lime. Prickly pine on the side. Pretty nice, so far.

Taste: Hop bomb from the get-go. Medium-bodied. Boldly bitter hoppitude commands the palate. Bright and juicy with plenty of malt to hold it all down. Am I satisfied? Fairly, though not overly. Not as much as the dude on the label illustration, that's for sure.

Hey, what do they tell us on the label, what's the gobbledygook? "Three pounds of centennial hops per barrel give our double IPA a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue. Satisfaction is brewed with passion and is best enjoyed that way."

It's actually fairly easy-drinking, says this hop-head. Not really punishing. Or am I just jaded?

A good-drinking double IPA, nothing earth-shaking, world-toppling, or regime-changing happening here. Sometimes things work out that way, to our satisfaction, or not.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to brian23456 for this extra in a recent trade. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip glass. No obvious born-on date.

A - Pours with a finger of late rising slightly yellowed foam that recedes to a thin cap and leaves some attractive lacing. Pretty dark and murky, even for a DIPA - verges on cherry brown.

S - A mix of citrus zest, spiciness, and a bit of earth. There's a touch of alcohol present. The malt character is quite restrained, so I'm guessing this is fairly fresh, and consists of some brown sugar and bread. I wish the hops character had a little more sweetness to it.

T - The taste has more malt character, with some nice brown sugar and caramel notes - I can see this developing into a nice American barleywine down the road. The hops are still pretty pervasive, and the earthy and spicy elements take center stage, which is surprising considering the bottle mentions the copious amount of Centennial hops used. I got a little more citrus as the beer warmed up. Bitterness is present, but not over the top.

M - It's a touch too carbonated for my liking, with some harsher burning sensations instead of a pleasant tingle. Body is sticky and medium in density - fairly appropriate for the style. There's some definite warmth after half a bottle.

D - I'd never heard of this beer, but it was pretty good! It seems to verge on Rye PA territory with the spiciness, and it disappoints a touch in regard to the label's description. Still, I'd drink it again if I were in Madison and needed a hop fix.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Sweffin
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of sweemzander
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one!

(A)- Pours a clear reddish caramel colored amber. Produced a decent tan colored head with decent retention.

(S)- A dry yet fresh citrus body of pineapple and lime. Bits of a piney woodiness at the end.

(T)- A good dry yet caramel-like maltiness up front that flows into a great creamy pine and pineapple citrus.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Malty? Yes. Hoppy? For sure. What I like about this is its balance of malt sweetness and hops. Superbly balanced and doesnt melt your palate in a huge IBU level like some DIPA's are these days.

(D)- A solid DIPA with a smooth, crisp, and creamy profile. A great and refreshing take on a style where bigger IBU often means better. A superb balance. Very much fits the style, but is a smoother, sessionable take on the style at the same time. Further proof that the west coast is not the only place who knows hops; the midwest can too!

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Photo of Stevedore
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum
3.73 out of 5 based on 281 ratings.
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