Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Brewno8it:
4.97/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have only had this wonderful beer on tap. Not complaining, the best way to get it if you can.
The beer was poured in a classic Imperial Pint glass. The color was golden amber with a hint of a cherry color hue with a thick creamy head that clings to the glassware.
The smell is what I would describe as addictive. I wish I could find a candle to burn that smells as hoppy and complex as this brew. The beer smells of citrus and grapefruit with a nice whiff of sweetness.
The taste is so balanced of grapefruit, citrus, and honey. It has deep body and malty balance to blend with the herbal overtones.
The mouth has a feel of something so flavorful, balanced, and lightly carbonated that you want to hold it there forever. But swallowing does allow you to have a second pint!
It is hard to believe that this brew can be 10.2% alcohol. It is masterfully balanced and easy to drink. The aroma and feel are so wonderful that you can keep drinking. BE CAREFUL, it will sneak up on you because the alcohol is so "disguised" by the artistry within.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2009 03:34:02 | More by Brewno8it
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4.49/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip. This was bottled on 01/28/14 so is about a month and a half since bottling.
Appearance: Pours straight amber with a half finger of sticky white head, that slowly fades to a rim around the glass.
Smell: Resin, honey, citrus, "tropical" hops, hint of pine, malts. Big "dank" quality as well. Definitely hop forward; nice and pleasant.
Taste: Really restrained for a 10% DIPA. Honey, resin, citrus, mango, pine, pineapple, malts. Nice IPA flavors blended well together. Slight alcohol on finish.
Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Finish is a bit bitter with just a dash of heat.
Overall: Very drinkable for 10%. Nice hop flavors. Very well put together. I would definitely go to this one pretty often if it were in my area.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 23:16:09 | More by Resuin
4.4/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Hopslam pours a clear yellow/orange with a moderate sized creamy white head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving a thick layer of lace on the glass.
The aroma is loaded with tropical fruit, pine and some earthy hop notes. A touch of caramel malt is also present. I had an expectation of a strong hop aroma and was surprised with what I found.
Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor begins with tropical fruits, like mango, coconut and pineapple. Sweet caramel malt lingers throughout and nicely balances the hops. It finishes moderately bitter with an earthy, grassy hop funk. Once gone the malt sweetness and tropical fruit lingers on the palate.
This 10% beer hides its abv well. It's a sipping beer, but each sip goes down quickly. The great mouthfeel and balance of hops and malt make this a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 22:04:00 | More by WanderingFool
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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