phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from stevemastny- thanks again, Steve! Pours a cloudy amber color with visible sediment at the bottom of the glass and a small, lasting off-white head that leaves some lace. Aroma of caramel malts, resinous hops, toasted sugar, grass, and straw. Flavor of caramel malts, syrup, citrusy hops, brown sugar, molasses, resin, and tropical fruits. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy, sticky mouthfeel. Good DIPA.
NelsonPR (23) - MIlWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a cloudy deep orange amber with a thick head that leaves a nice lacing. aroma is citrus, resin, pinewood. Sweet malt backbone with a hoppiness that attacks and linger. This beer is all about bitterness. Mission accomplished.
sloth (2814) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sturdy two finger head, lasting with very good lacing, light tan in color. Hazy, copper color. Fat hoppy nose, oranges and resin, hint of alcohol. Body is med/full, really oily on the palate, chewy, grainy. Malts are a bit sweet for me but seem to be balanced by the heavy hopping. Caramel malts, piney citrusy and earthy hops, lil wood and mint. Lightly sweet finish, light fruit and citrus. Malts over ride the hops in the finish making them less punishing,,, unfortunately. Still a very solid DIPA. Bottle from ughsmash! Thanks much buddy!
andyhwcinc (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru Wine & Spirits in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed on a Tuesday night prior to leaving this frozen city for warmer weather in California. Appearance is a red/orange amber with a thin white head that rims around the glass and tiny floating yeasties...the color is very vibrant. Aroma is filled with hops, mostly citrus with a slight grassy, and caramel malt, slight bit of grapefruit, nice smell. Taste bursts with flavor, it’s very bitter, but not too bitter, it retains its enjoyability factor. Hops are the dominating aspect with again mostly citrus, and it does provide a bit of sweetness. Ale Asylum comes through with another really good, solid brew.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of cbfobes. Thanks! Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big floral hops, berries, citrus and pale malts. The taste is toffee, berries, resin and citrus hops. Medium bodied. Nice.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice copper pour with a medium sized white head. Really nice lacing that sticks to the glass.
Smell has citrusy hop aroma up front and then the malty sweetness after. Flavor is similar to the smell; hop flavor and then the sweetness. Maybe a little sweeter than some double IPAs I’ve had. I really love Ale Asylum but was somewhat disappointed with this overally sweet IIPA.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured into a pint glass a dark, clear copper color with a light tan head. Sweet citrus and floral nose. Medium mouhfeel. Malty sweetness followed by citrus rind hop flavor. Fairly balanced but leans toward the malty side. Easy drinking. Some lace. Sligh lingering bitterness.
reggiedunlop (3671) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium tan head...lighr sediment...nice lacing. Aroma has some grapefruity citrus, a bit of spice, and some caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet and malty...caramel, toffee...and some spicy grapefruit...bitter. mouthfeel is medium and silky and the finish is bitter and dry...slightly stringent or cloying.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep orange pour. strong citrus hop aroma off the glass with some hints of carmel. sharp sweet hop flavor, slightly syrupy. nice lingering bitterness on the finish. i’ll gladly have another!
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Ale Asylum. Lots of caramel sweetness in this one with an abrasive bitterness that really brings down the drinkability. Hop character is citrus and some pine. Finishes sweet and bready. Decent but a bit too sweet and harsh for me.