Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 8,805 | Reviews: 3,088 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BamaBeerBuff:
4.8/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: HopSlam pours a slightly hazy tangerine-copper with a creamy ecru-colored head that sticks around a while, retains well, and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Good appearance for a DIPA, but not a world-beater.
S: The aroma, however, is pretty awesome. The honey is detectable as a background element, but the main attractions are the juicy citrus and tropical fruit aromas that explode out of my glass.
T&M: Tons of tropical fruit, citrus, and slightly piney hop flavors here. Absolutely explosive flavor, even now in June. A delicate sweetness from the honey is what really masks the alcohol to me. The maltiness is lightly sweet and cookie-like, though it serves as a light background for the insane hop flavor. The finish is long, drying, and makes me salivate for more. Body is medium to full with a silky feel that's not syrupy or overly resinous and sticky. Very smooth feel.
D: By far the most drinkable DIPA I've had. In fact, this would be quaffable for a standard IPA. Despite its 10% ABV, this beer goes down incredibly easily. Hopslam satisfies hopheads, but will also likely convert many "non-believers" to the incredible potential of highly hopped beers.
Many thanks to mikereaser for allowing me to enjoy this incredible beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2009 01:51:07 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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4.38/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
AS far as an over hyped IPA goes this is the tops.
Everyone wants it and no owns has it. That is retarded. This beer is available. Bell's just chooses to limit how it comes out. Good for them, bag for all of us.
This is a good IOA. Two Hearted with a good finish. Then add in that the Honey really finished the deal.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 04:26:06 | More by Sandbarunner
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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