Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light gold with a fluffy, moderate, white head. Aroma is passion fruit (SIMCOE Hops). Moderate mouth feel with a strong passion fruit flavor. I really like Simcoe hops, so I really dig this.
CapFlu (4240) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Received in a trade from Ughsmash. Pours a huge, wonderful white foamy head with a deep orange body. Large hoppy pine nose. Flavours of seville oranges, pine. Very very attractive nose and tongue to this beer. Above average.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub
Hazed golden with some white head. Big hoppy, Juicey Fruit style nose. Mild hop flavor of orange and tangerine. Medium to light body with ample carbonation. Very easy to drink in mass quantity. Nice.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pine, and grapefruit hops on the nose with some nice roasted sweet malt. Pours a rich golden copper with nice lacing down the glass. Flavor is mostly bright grassy and floral hops with a hint of dry yeast and some moderately sweet malt. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A sessionable APA.
drewbeerme (3808) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. pours golden with white head. nose fruity, cascade hops. flavor biscuit, fruity hop note, peanut butter?, flavor lacks bitterness, and a touch too sweet. pretty decent.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Bobís McFarland Liquors in McFarland, Wisconsin. Pours a clear caramel amber brew with a decent off-white head that slowly dissolves toa creamy ring. Aroma of mostly grapefruit/pine hops, roasted caramel malt with a touch of toffee. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of sweet grapefruit, lemon zest and a touch of soda crackers. Finish is slightly dry, tart grapefruity bitter with a distinct pine aftertate. A decent West Coast IPA style brew.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/05/2007: Ale Asylum Hopalicious is gold in color, hazy, and has a lasting, puffy, off-white head. A wonderful bouquet of orangy Cascade hops fills the nose. There is also some underlying toasty caramel/toffee malt in the aroma. The flavor is beautifully balanced between the soft orange and citrus hops and the slightly chewy caramel and toasty maltiness. It gets even better as it warms. The bitterness is quite mild and very appropriate for the style. The medium body has a moderate level of carbonation. It is very smooth and like feels like soft velvet on the palate. Ale Asylum definitely fit all the right pieces together to form a haromnious brew. Hopalicious is a very satisfying American Pale Ale that would be one of my favorites if it were available in my area...
12 oz bottle from buckybeer. Thanks again Mark. You are so lucky to have access to so many great beers from top-notch breweries (e.g. New Glarus, Tyranena, Lake Louie, Ale Asylum) in Wisconsin! Thank you for always thinking of me an picking them up for me. I really appreciate it!
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours deep gold and notes of citrus domintae the aroma. These flavors grow into the flavors and you get a little more spice when getting the extreme bitterness.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a goldy color with a minor white head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Tastes as it smells but finishes off with a slight of almond.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, courtesy of buckybeer) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine and orange juice. Flavor of pine, nuts, toasted malt, and citrus. Tastes quite fresh; a real easy drinker.