Bedlam | Ale Asylum

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Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by hawks10 on 04-03-2010

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Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Dat deer be pissed, yo! Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear brass-amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises leek, old grapefruit rind, clove, light nutmeg, banana peel, and leafy greens. The taste brings in more of the same, the Belgian-style yeast and spices clashing with the overdone Citra hops, making for, appropriately enough, bedlam on my tongue. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I just could not get into this beer at all. The overwrought Citra hops would have been bad enough, but the clash with the Belgian characters just ran things right off the rails.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The description sounded great: Citra hops, Trappist yeast, an IPA. A unique twist on the Belgo-IPA moniker. Unfortunately it does not live up to my expectations. The aroma screams Belgian with hints of phenols and spiciness. The mouthfeel is thin for such a beer and the Citra really doesn't shine through the yeast profile. At first sip it was an unexpected taste, upon letting it warm up and further tastes the beer is palatable but not as interesting as it could have been. I've had other beers by Ale Asylum and they do not disappoint. This one leaves the drinker wanting, and expecting more.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a very clear reddish hue with two fingers of dense white head.

S-Spicy pine and grapefruit smells with some orange and alcohol notes on the finish with a little clove.

T-Clove yeast notes on the front with a light orange citrus note and a light bitterness.

M-A little watery with very light carbonation and a slick feel.

D-Not my thing at all, the bitterness is so low key and the feel is just completely disappointing. I'm a little disappointed that I bought Citra hops to brew with based off this beer.

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Does not taste like Zombie Dust as I was told.

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