Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.39/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz brown bottle with typical Bell's style label and logo artwork. Dude slammed with actual hops. Not the greatest of labels, but what's inside has made this a classic design outside and in. Poured into a authentic Bell's American Pint glass.
A - golden orange with some clouded haze and light sediment. Something all that great dipa's have. Head pours pretty nice and provides a good ring of lacing and excellent stick. Just a pure and beautiful dipa. It's just glows.
S - a real plethora of hop brilliance. Citrus and grapefruit with orange, lemon,'and peach. A resinous pine character with a solid Bell's style malt backbone. It's luscious and fruity that's just bright smelling and mouth watering even before you get started.
T - follows right along with the nose with absolutely gushing fruitiness. Citrusy and tropical with orange, lemon, grapefruit, peach and mango. Pine resin takes control of the backbone with some nice alcohol warming and bitterness. A real Bells bread like malt and yeast. Some sweet candied fruit as well. Some fruity alcohol esters in the semi warming finish. Really a one of a kind top shelf double ipa.
M - big bodied and a thick texture. Splashes its gushing flavor throughout coating the entire palate. Quite drinkable for as big as it is. Can't think of anything more enjoyable.
O - its been a while since I held a hopslam in my hands, but goodness is it not an absolute dandy. Big and flavorful while pushing across flavors you just don't get from other ipa's of this size. This is one of the best ales of any kind you'll ever come across and clearly after experiencing hopslam you will understand the hype it does bring about. Just a truly GREAT brew
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 23:12:59 | More by BradtheGreat7
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