GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of maximum12 poured into a tulip.
Pours a bright hazy orange with a big, fluffy white head that really hangs on stubbornly and leaves some spotty lacing.
The smell is almost that of an IPA, with lots of light fruity hops, especially pineapple and lemon. It smells a lot like some of the dry-hopped IPAs I’ve had. A bit of a bready malt backbone as well.
The taste dials it back toward a typical APA with less hop presence and a little more of the biscuity malts than the aroma suggested.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and not quite as full as I would have liked.
This is a decent APA that has a pretty hopped up aroma and a more balanced malt-forward taste where the hops offer more of a supporting role.
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - this is a nice take on the style, with a hop presence that pushes into IPA territory - a nice cloudy body, with a lasting lace - very floral and fruity in the nose and the flavor, with a thick resinous hop character that somehow doesn’t get in the way of the relatively refreshing and light character of the beer - very earthy and grassy, with herbal notes and citrus character - pretty much what you want an APA to be, with just enough unique floral character to set it apart from its peers.
npcraig (24) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall I find this beer to be a great beer. Ale Asylum has made its way onto my list of great breweries. The unique label (and name) sets it apart, and then the taste will have you buying more. If you happen to find some Hopalicious I recommend you pick it up!
madvike (3088) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ale Asylum. Thin but frothy head, nice lacing. Golden and hazy with pleasant floral, fruity, hoppy nose. Well-balanced with little bitterness. Goes down easy with a piney aftertaste with a little oily resin that lingers. Refreshing brew.
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Clean golden hue topped by a frothy white head and left very nice lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has a definite Cascade hop characteristic along with pale malts and a hint of mineral water and catty vapours. The taste is a well balanced presentation of citric and piney hop bitterness and level headed pale malt background. There is a touch of DMS but nothing to be stand-offish. The mouth feel is sprite and refreshing, a touch metallic upon the finish kept it from a 5. Overall a darn tasty APA with a nod towards the hophead side of the geekdom.
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured to glass. Clear copper colored brew with small, rocky, white head. Full malt sweets and an excellent grapefruity hops is in the aroma and in the brews bitters; presumably cascades. A perfect balance of hops and malt. Great brew.
Thanks to Craig and Mark for the brew
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
every craft brewer claims their pale ale is full of hops but few live up to the promise. this is an exception, and it is as a result exceptional. it does well to maintain its balance and keep it out of IPA territory while remaining utterly satisfying and sessionable.
beerisgood16 (4) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a somewhat cloudy burnt-orange with a thin, light head. Fruity, fresh nose bordering on citrusy. Light and clean on the palate with a strong, almost effervescent hop presence. A journey for the senses...love it.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Shigadeyo. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Malt backbone of caramel, biscuit, and tea countered by a solid bitterness. Semi dry hoppy finish, which some hints of lemon. Not bad, at tad on the thin side.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a copper orange with a white thin and soapy head. Fruity hoppy nose. Tangerines, pale malts and a dominant cascade pine note. Lightly sweet malts and prickly carbonation. Pale caramel malts with lemon and a bitter piney finish. Slightly watery, but decent brew. A decent IPA/APA.