Bedlam | Ale Asylum

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
724
Reviews:
139
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
141
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 724 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of IPA-enthusiast_026
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AceMartin31
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mrdiesel
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of Corey_Graven
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MinnesotaIPAGuy
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peepskp
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjpolzin
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnLabisch
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HippieDave56
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NappyB
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ottoj55
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber gold with white head, slight haze. Smells like tropical fruit and citrus, a great showcase of Citra hops. Great taste from the hop bitterness, balanced malt base and slight spiciness (pepper, clove) of Belgian yeast. Typical light highly carbonated Belgian style, light in the mouth. Great mashup of beer ideas.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jws7968
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scaliasux
3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Medium amber-gold. Rather hazy. Medium tall, white head. Persistent.
S - Lots of grapefruity hops.
T - Something of an unusual sweet, spicy, funky flavor to go along with the prominent citrus hops.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bfrank8
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpuetz
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epierce57
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very solid citrus hooped beer without being over the top hopped or fruity. This beer tastes almost as good out of the bottle than the tap (excellent pour and even head). A great go to beer; keep a sixer in the beer fridge.

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Photo of Nurt20
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fruit. Spice. Hops. Malt. The chaotic beer that is Bedlam lives up to its name with a taste that certainly doesn't back away from complexity, curiosity or intrigue- it relishes it!

Pouring somewhere between golden an amber, the Belgian-inspired IPA shares an inviting translucent glow. Capped with a creamy off-white crown, the beer spills over with hop aromatics- high on citrus but bridging the orchard and tropical varieties as well, the ale is spicy and perfumy on the nose. Yet to taste, the toasty malt flavors of caramel, pecan and lightly toasted granola reels in the early palate.

Then on the middle, the sweetness begins to dissolve and the creaminess ushers in a hoppy and fruit-filled medley that saturates quickly with tangerine and red grapefruit, but its eventual apple, lemon and melon is more ester-derived than of hops. And as the citrus turns smoothly to bitter, the spiciness picks up and joins the fray with white pepper, black pepper and a touch of earthy cumin to accessorize the closing taste of pine and dried citrus rind.

Medium-bodied but trending dry, the malty sweet taste of caramel and seemingly rye is reluctant to release and continues to support the brunt of hops and yeast spices well. Winning out in the end, the hops and spice outlast all other esters and fruity hop flavors for a finish that's pleasantly bitter and wine-like.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bedlam from Ale Asylum
4.15 out of 5 based on 724 ratings.
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