Skyview (5310) - 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 Bob’s 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 (3287) - 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 (910) - 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 (12268) - 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.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light amber color with little off-white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus, light malt and toasted grain. Taste is much the same but it’s kind of harsh for being what it is. It’s good but good be a lot better.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber with a fairly big white head. Aroma is piney hops, sharp citrus, and mild malts. Falvor is just a tad thin but still very nice. Light bitter hops, bigger pine, malts. A touch of bitterness and dryness in the finish.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chicago Trip. Sunday 21:15. On tap at Maduro in Madison. Gold with a light head and strong lacing. Strong enticing hops, not too aggressive. Balance is tipped slightly to wards the hops. Just a tad harsh but very drinkable.
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange-gold. Extremely fine off white head settles to a complete cap leaving some lacing.
Citric earthy hops lead the nose, with a very nice bready, slightly crackery malty base underneath. Really solid APA here.
Thin side of medium in the mouth with nice balance between the hops and malt. Palate veers most toward juicy, orangish hops, and bready malt. Decent length, though a bit diffuse in the mid-palate. Finish is mostly orange marmalade hop notes.
Very fine mouthfeel with a low level of carbonation that accentuates the malt that is there. Lovely session APA that I’d love to have available to me regularly. Bottle 6 of a six pack.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) Pours a light amber color with a nice looking white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus and hops, and is quite strong. Taste has a more mellow malty character, but quite subdued compared to the hops. Dry pine in the aftertaste. A pretty average mouthfeel, but a very drinkable beer.