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Bedlam | Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
4.14/5
Exceptional
733 Ratings
BedlamBedlam
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
Ranking:
#1,748
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
733
pDev:
10.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
145
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 733 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of scaliasux
3.33/5  rDev -19.6%
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 +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bfrank8
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpuetz
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epierce57
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
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 +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MustyDusty
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
3.27/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phar0s
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had poured from a 355ml bottle into a pint glass. Thin head with light lacing. Smooth blend of citrus and resin hops with Biscotti and toasty malt.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stezz420
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed three months after its bottling date, so this may not be an entirely fair review of the beer.

Just like every Midwest IPA not brewed by Pipeworks, this beer is strong on malt and lacking in hops.

This was just an okay beer, maybe something you would order at the bar when Heineken is your next best option.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy amber with a light copper tint under a 2” clingy off-white foam cap. S: Citrus and tropical fruit with Belgian yeast notes, light mustiness, malt in the background. Yeast aromas are moderate, hop aromas moderate and malt aromas are moderately low. T: Immediately notice moderately high bitterness and hop flavor, moderate to moderately yeast flavor, moderate to moderately low malt. Yeast and hop flavors of fruit, citrus, tropical fruit, and traces of banana are in balance. Some bread crumb flavors in the background. There is a mild sweetness throughout with a hop driven astringency with a slight vegetal character on the finish. F: Just below medium body, medium carbonation, very soft palate. O: This is an interesting beer especially with the way the yeast and hop driven fruit flavors weave together. Very drinkable.

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Photo of ChemBrewer
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The wonderful Belgian esters and phenols pair great with the rich hoppy aroma and bitterness.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scxcrunner
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattM
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bedlam from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 733 ratings
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