Hopalicious

Many thanks go out to Kevin for the opportunity to sample this beer.
12 oz single. At first glance, from the general appearance and more obviously from the name, it seemed to me as though this was going to be some huge, American DIPA that would be a real plate abuser. On closer inspection it reveals that the beer is not supposed to be that at all, and it’s just a swell since it did not appear especially hoppy at all. In fact, the name was somewhat ironic in both the respect that it was not notably hoppy OR delicious!
Anyway – the pour is a hazy, deep orange with a nice white head that looks pretty good. if the truth be told, the best aspect of the beer is to be found by simply looking at it, the rest is somewhat downhill from there.
A few notes of bitterness are backed up by a weakish malt base and a lack luster mouthfeel. Somewhat watery I thought, and the beer lacked much depth or presence. Grainy alcohol comes through a bit amongst the sweetness, but overall there’s nothing of any substance to report.
Finish leaves me wanting something else, as the tastes fade in an alarming manner. Compare this to a run of the mill American Pale like Sierra Nevada’s and it fares even worse.

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02/20/2011
Brewery:
Ale Asylum
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.8 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 2
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 2
Total: 2.35
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