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%
 
 
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Ratings: 281 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of ncketchum
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Sierra Nevada imperial pint glas

A - pours a cloudy, almost milky dark orange. An aggressive pour results in about a half finger of white head which fades quickly, leaving a bit of lacing.

S - hoppy, citrusy -orange, grapefruit,

T - hops dominate, little bit of citrus, ending with a bit of sweet carmel in the end

M - thick, chewy, not much carbonation, not much alcohol noted

O - this is a nice, drinkable DIPA, which hides the alcohol well. A good offering from Ale Asylum, I could easily put a few of these down

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Photo of mychalg9
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Mrpickles
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of pschul4
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out the usual orange and copper color, about 1/2" of head to it, decent retention for a dipa. Sweet aroma, lots of caramel, hops aren't super fresh, but there's hops there.

Taste, again, more sweetness, caramel, the hops aren't really impressive in this beer, they lend themselves to create more of a citrus sweetness than anything, thankfully, not just a ridiculously bitter dipa, this one does incorporate a little bit of the tropical fruit sweetness, but not in the really good way like beers like Oracle, Double Jack or Lagunitas Sucks do in the upper echelon of style for tropical sweetnessy type of hop mouthfeel.

Kind of more reminiscient of Myrcenary than anything, which is to say it was pretty sweet and syrupy at times, but an overall enjoyable experience.

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Photo of csiewert
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Gtreid
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of gordavidson
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
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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Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of EROCK75
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jegross2
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum. Yes, I spelled that right.
Score: 83

2011 bottle served in a snifter. Why a snifter? Well, the Old Fashioned apparently does not have tulip, Duvel, or Sam Adams glasses (see my Hop Whore review), and the pint glass does very little for the aroma.

Appearance: Pours one-half finger of creamy head (maybe this is low, as it was poured into an undersized snifter) that quickly dissipates into a thin ring around the glass. Translucent dark copper color. Below average lacing. 3/5

Smell: Very fruit. Tropical citrus hops. Lightly tart and very floral. A little apple/apple juice. Hints of booziness. 3.5/5

Taste: Heavy, earthy centennial hops hit right away. Much more earthy and less citrusy than expected. Gets a bit astringent as it layers. A little tangy. There is some brief caramel-malty sweetness on the mid-palate, but the earthy hops feels very heavy on the tongue, and that is overpowering the rest of the flavors. Beer finishes, and lingers, with earthy bitterness. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a low amount of carbonation that makes the earthy bitterness of the beer sit heavy, rather than pop, on the tongue. Under-carbonated for an IPA, in my opinion. Finishes bone-dry and bitter. 3.5/5.

Overall: A decent, but nothing special double IPA. I'd drink it again, but wouldn't seek it out.

Recommendation: Casual beer drinkers probably won't like the heavy bitterness of the beer, and beer geeks can safely avoid this one without missing much.

Pairings: Earthy, grass-fed hamburgers with olive-oil fries.

Cost: $3.25 for a 12 oz at the bar, $14.99 for a six pack.

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Photo of iabeerbaron
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
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 mhaugo
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of kbutler1
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Poured into a pint glass a dark, clear copper color with a light tan head. Sweet citrus and floral nose. Medium mouhfeel. Malty sweetness followed by citrus rind hop flavor. Fairly balanced but leans toward the malty side. Easy drinking. Some lace. Sligh lingering bitterness.

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Photo of wallrock
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of crewfan16
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

picked up the last time i went through madison for $10 a sixer. Didnt seem like too bad of a deal for a DIPA

a- pours a darkish ruby color with hints of straw along the edges. just a slight white head rises and falls pretty quickly.

s- tons of citrus, grapefruit maybe. quite a bit of caramel sweetness as well. average for a DIPA, but nothing too crazy

t- starts out a little sweet with the citrus again, then gets almost astringent with resin and bitterness. finishes with lots of malt and sweetness and a bit of caramel

m- carbonation seems a little light. finishes bitter and a bit dry. mouthfeel is nice and coating. not boozy at all

overall, just an average DIPA. that strange astringent flavor just throws it off for me. Not bad, but not up there in the top brews of the style.

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Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of beagle75
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, medium amber color with a heavy ring of peripheral off-white bubbles. Light lacing remains and a few specks of yeast sediment are seen at the bottom of the glass.

S: Aggressive hops convey mixed citrus qualities in the nose that are joined by less potent herbaceous and earthy smells. Nothing really says malt in the smell, although a suggestion of sweetness to come is transmitted. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins sweet, with acidic and lively grapefruit citrus aromatics that are more intense than they are interesting. As the early assault of hop flavors relent, soft and mild bready malt emerges in the brief middle. The finish is moderately bitter, somewhat herbaceous but otherwise clean. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, sticky and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Intense but simplistic, this beer is a mixed bag of style-appropriate, if not particularly memorable, flavors. It would likely seduce only the newly-converted hop-head. Think of it as training wheels for the top tier DIPAs.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jjheinrichs
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of amphion1065
2.34/5  rDev -37.3%
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 bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of suncrust
2.69/5  rDev -27.9%
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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Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum
3.73 out of 5 based on 281 ratings.
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