balloonbuffoon (535) - - APR 30, 2017
12floz bottle (BOD 07.19.2016) bought as part of a mix-six, per unit price $1.50. Poured into a standard nonic glass, opaque amber color with a one finger sustaining cream colored head. Nose is rather ordinary, consisting ofl hop pellet dust and hard candy. A hollow full-bodied beer that presents some balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. More of the melon variety IPA, and I’ll leave it at that as to get any further detailed would mean to get more general descriptive. I’ll keep this in mind to have when fresher. jackl (8301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Keg @ Ale Asylum. 08/14/16. Deep amber pour with a small head. Nose suggests caramelized grain. Stone fruit salad. Some plum. Flavor is big and sweet. High ibus offsetting. Lots of pine. Some onion. Sorta old school in profile. Big boned, a bit of a sipper. MetalNHopHead (2130) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2016
I for one have done plenty of jacksin in my life, but little of it has come close to offering the tropical, sticky pleasures provided by this Ale Asylum offering. Ruby red appearance. There seems to be all manner of Northwestern American aggression in here. Garlic and onion, sharp citrus, fruit pith, dank herbs, and pine. Yet, beneath all the spice and bitterness, Satisfaction Jacksin has a sweet side. Tropical fruit and even some flashes of honey and caramel. That 8.25% ABV is handily concealed, though. Does Ale Asylum ever waste hops? Apparently not. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Tap at Riverhouse. Hazy caramel with decent head. Am I getting cigarette ash or is that the guy next to me? Also a light pepperiness and some earthy woods. Flavor is very bitter with some aspirin, but still has enough going on to not be too astringent. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Steve’s on University Avenue, Madison, sampled a little below cellar temperature from a Unibroue glass. Fluffy off-white head tops a faintly cloudy, dark amber-copper body, decaying without undue haste and settling eventually into a light ring...nose very expressive when first poured, with mango and a bit of citrus and lots of resinous notes, but it weakens considerably in just a few minutes...body is very juicy, fairly sweet to begin with but strongly bitter even initially, with that bitterness growing quite intense towards the finish...there’s also a fair amount of acidity and a light yeasty-doughy quality, with the end notes being more dry rye bread in nature...very full throughout, with moderately strong carbonation; alcohol slightly noticeable but not in an objectionable way. Ultimately this is a little too dry and a little too full of a particular kind of woody, earthy character for me; just a slight tweaking to allow a little more sugar to balance out those rustic notes would have made for something special, but those who prefer their strong IPAs almost entirely focused on the bitter and hard elements will probably disagree. I still liked it a fair amount but IMO it doesn’t compare with the better similar products from other locally available brewers like O’so, Tyranena, Toppling Goliath or Three Floyds.
deyholla (12038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a red hue and a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a strong resin note with pine, a hint of onion and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has lots of sweet grains with growing resinous pine and a hint of onion. Troupis (261) - - SEP 2, 2016
Strong! Tar hints galore. End of a long evening of beer so probably better than I'm giving credit. Just a bit strong right now. Feels craft made which I appreciate.
On tap at Ale Asylum.
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Bottle from Galesburg Hy-Vee. Big, malty beer. Fruits and caramel flavors. It’s big and bold, but the malty sweetness seems a little heavy to me. Not one of my favorite AA beers. nuplastikk (6421) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Cliche, but this was fantastic when it came out and is a shadow of its old self now. Rated from tap at Troll Fest. Lemony, oily, pine sol hop tones. Thick caramel balance. Not anything I want in the style. Antiquated, not good. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Big citrus aroma, murky golden brown color small white head. The aroma is hops with some pine and citrus tossed in. The taste matches the aroma and is very good