alassio (71) - USA - APR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I generally find AA beers too light in body, and close but not nearly dynamic enough representations of various styles. But after picking up a Fed Ex package across the street, made a rare visit to the brewpub, liked the Bedlam, and even took a six-pack home. What makes it really intriguing is an almost kerosene edge on the citrus/pine hops - -or something like the sharpness you get when you bite into the pine needles on your Xmas tree. It has a ílight richnessí that makes it both refreshing and substantial. Itís a bit like Bellís Hopslam without the syrupyness. Fresh and bright for the summer; complex in a snarky, biting sort of way (like the creature on the label), it is a satisfying and also rabidly playful concoction.
dangjdangel (38) - - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at haymarket pub and brewery in chicago. Pours an orange gold color with a really floral head. I love how complex this is but can't identify the finishing flavor. Really great
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GJF (1236) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cafe Hollander. Cloudy copper pour. Lots of clove in the nose. Carmel flavors. Nice mix of malty, pale ale qualities with subtle belgian yeast flavors. yum.
akoeninger (401) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Graze. Orange color and white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, clove, and some yeast. Taste is fruity and balanced. This is a very good ipa on the fruity side rather than the piney, citrus side. Well balanced with a slight hint of alcohol in the finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ericular (572) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, dirty orange brown with lasting thin soapy head and good lacing. Aroma combo of Citra and Trappist yeast works well for me, with a mix of citrus fruit and peppery yeast. Taste starts nicely with mellow dank citrus from the Citra, then the yeast spice comes around in the middle, finally drying out with a sharper bitterness that fades after several seconds into a nicer aftertaste. Palate is medium-bodied, smooth, and above-average carbonation. Not crave-worthy, but an points for uniqueness, and makes an interesting suggestion for an IPA that a Belgian yeast fan can try.
bigda83 (131) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a amber color and murky. Aroma of sour citrus, floral, and some sweet belgian malts. Taste follows the nose pretty well. Has a nice bitterness mixed in there and a was an overall nice drinking beer.
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014
Location: Draft at Blue Frogís Local 22, 6/23/14
Aroma: The aroma has some fruity hops and some Belgian yeast
Appearance: This one has an orange pour, an off-white head, and plenty of lace
Flavor: This one has a pretty hoppy flavor, good balancing spice, and a medium-plus hop bitterness
Palate: It has a clean, easy drinking mouthfeel, average carbonation, and a dry finish
I found this to be a pretty nice, enjoyable beer. As a first beer from Ale Asylum, Iím pretty impressed. Iíll happily try more from them.
chicagobears (412) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful burnt orange pour into Duvel tulip glass. Yeasty aroma with a bit of citrus and fruit. I get a sweet passion fruit in the flavor along with some nice citrusy hops. A nice balance between the belgian esters and hops. Sticky and sweet on the palate.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a light amber with a finger sized off-white head. Nose is of hops. Very creamy and velvety mouthfeel. Taste is hop forward but with a lingering sweetness of malt and fruit. Pairs well with grilled cheese sandwiches and dill pickles.
rockbeer (34) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz bottle. Pours a amber reddish brown with a white head. Aroma of earthy floral hops. Tastes of light sweetness and light bitterness. A light fizzy medium body with a slight bitterness that finishes with a slight creaminess.Overall a pretty good effort and fairly smooth for this high of abv. Good effort for a belgium ipa style.
naivepegasus (334) - USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear light orange with about a finger of off-white, slowly dissipating head. Brown sugar and lemon in the nose. Taste of caramel and lemongrass, with a lot of zest that fades into a gentle hop bitterness. This is one of the more interesting, complex IPAs Iíve had in a while.