Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I'm a big fan.
A-Poured a honey-amber with a nice, thick head.
S-Mango, hops, honey, hint of pine.
T-Mango, grapefruit, hops. The malts and hops are perfectly balanced throughout. This is one of the hoppiest brews I've had that still retained a nice bouquet of characters that balanced the bitterness with sweet, fruity nectar throughout the experience.
M-Nice consistency and body. The texture has the balls to carry this bold flavor, and the gallantry not to overshadow the finer details that make it special.
D-Top notch. This stuff was the hit at a tasting tonight where we experimented w/pairings. Try this stuff with some aged cheddar. Each one makes you want more of the other. You will get fat and drunk.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2008 07:17:01 | More by BoitSansSoif
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District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into Dogfish spiegelau glass.
First look is a light amber color with some haze. Smells very inviting with with floral honey and a citrus mix - I am going to say clementine and tangelo. Taste is very sweet - very prevalent organic raw honey. Still very tasty. Apparently this years release is not up to par when compared to previous years but I still think it is a great beer!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 22:35:33 | More by hops202
4.25/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at 1702 in Tucson, Arizona, served in a pint glass.
I got lucky and got served a pint instead of the 10 ounce pour the menu said I'd get. The beer arrived with a finger-thick head that was chewy looking and persisted well. The liquid was golden and copper with some light carbonation, plus had a bit of a hazy look.
Quite a bit of sweetness to this beer on the nose. There's a potent sweet malt aroma, fruity and citrusy hops and a subtler, resinous piney hops.
As the aroma led me to believe, this beer was sweet, very heavy on some berry-like, strawberry flavor. On the back end, I get the more resinous, spicy and piney hops. There's a thick mouthfeel to the beer and it's not until about mid-palate that the bitterness emerges, persisting until the finish. Supposedly this beer is ten percent ABV, but I'd never guess.
I found this beer delicious, but not particularly hopped up and aggressive as I'd expect from an Imperial IPA. Still, I liked the sweetness and the berry flavor and armoa that aren't common in the style.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 04:13:06 | More by ONovoMexicano
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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