Bedlam
Ale Asylum

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Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #4
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,642
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
749
From:
Ale Asylum
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  101
Gots
  154
SCORE
92
Outstanding
BedlamBedlam
Notes: Bedlam! A chaotic blend of Citra hops and Belgian yeast give this IPA aromas of summer fruits and a bright hop presence with a plush finish.
Reviews: 142 | Ratings: 749 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Maryobeerian:
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Maryobeerian from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely honey color, light white foam. Smell heavy on bananas, a bit of bubble gum but not in cloying way -- it's what's most Belgian about this Belgian IPA. Slight carbonation on front of tongue. Exceptionally smooth, very easy to drink beer while still having a personality. Nothing challenging about this IPA but be careful because it does not taste like a 7.4 ABV. I will go back to this beer and serve to non beer lovers because of it's balance, despite the fact I don't think it's especially interesting. Nice.

Jan 21, 2015
More User Reviews:
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Mrdiesel from Illinois

4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is quite possibly the best beer ever created. Think of your favorite Belgian beer (I'm biased)mixed the taste of a real Jasmine tea straight from China town and you have this magical amalgamation of flavors. I mean no disrespect in any form whatsoever. I wish that I was exaggerating, but I'm not. Try it if you don't believe me. Every time that I have this beer, its oh god, and I'm not religious.

May 26, 2016
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drpimento from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is very interesting with spices, yeast, hops and a bit of resin. Outstanding appearance with a huge billowy, off-white, semi-permanent head, with lots of lace and a clear honey amber color. Flavor's similar to nose with resin coming out more and lingering somewhat unpleasantly in the finish. Body is on the soft side which enhances that resin finish. Otherwise it's a real good drinking beer.

Mar 30, 2015
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Murphious from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Mar 27, 2014
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BeerOps from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 19, 2014
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Kevinpitts from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 23, 2017
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zeledonia from Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Delicious combination of Belgian yeasty flavors, fruity hop aromas, and a clean medium bitterness. Yummy.

Oct 27, 2014
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BigGlilO

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

May 27, 2012
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Get_Lowell from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

May 09, 2015
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to TATURBO for bring this bottle back from Madison. Thanks Chris.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: brillant and clear medium golden yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of soapy white head. decent lacing makes a thin coating on the glass.

Smell: yeasty, fruity, peppery, and spicy. Hops take a backseat to the belgian yeast notes in the nose. Hops smell of grapefruit, mandrin oranges, a hint of pine and tropical fruits. I even get a bubblegum note of sweetness from the hops. Great nose.

Taste: Mellow bitterness from this beer which really surprised me comparing the taste to the nose. Hops taste of grapefruit, tropical fruit, tropical fruit, grass, and oranges. The beer is moderately yeasty and peppery. The malts are mildy sweet with bready and caramel notes. Finishes with all these flavors balancing out nicely. No lingering bitterness in the finish from the hops.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer,but it on the lower end of the spectrum. Moderate carbonation also on the lower end of moderate. Super drinkable for 7.5%. Clean and smooth beer.

Overall: Its like a belgian zombie dust, but more focused on the belgian part of the beer and less focus on the hops. Great job Ale Asylum!

May 15, 2012
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slavall from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Jun 15, 2013
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robear from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

May 24, 2014
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dazedandconfused from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Jun 11, 2014
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Larrygto from Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Jul 23, 2013
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Punchy_Munchie from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Jul 03, 2014
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BeerLover99 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy orange body, 2 finger head, great lacing

S: peach, mango, pine, malt

T: peach/mango, malt, pine, long oily bitter finish

M: med body, sticky/oily body

O: Very good beer. I will seek this out again.
I know it's a big sipper, but I want to gulp
this beast. Fascinating smell and flavor.

GOOD BEER, WORTH TRYING!

Jun 04, 2011
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BWHD from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jun 05, 2012
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Kraty1 from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Does not taste like Zombie Dust as I was told.

Dec 29, 2014
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millelacsmark from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

May 07, 2012
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trumpetstu

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Aug 29, 2012
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WI-Beer-Man from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 29, 2015
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SpdKilz from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 14, 2016
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FrankHashimoto from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Nov 27, 2014
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TP_43 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Jun 13, 2014
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Mar 11, 2014
Bedlam from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 749 ratings