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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

9,539 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,539
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,778
Gots: 1,370 | FT: 42
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.

(Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004)
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DeFaz

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orange/amber color (closer to red than a typical IPA) with a medium head and some lacing. Head retention is fair.

Smell: Honey, tea, and pine, as well as caramel malt. Much more honey here than I expected.

Taste: There really is a lot of honey here--I think a bit too much. There's also lemon to match the pine from the hops, and a bit of malt flavor. It is somewhat boozy, but then again it is 10% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fairly smooth and almost creamy. Carbonation is medium. This is less bitter than I expected, with the honey leaving sweetness on the tongue.

Overall: Overall, I didn't find the complexity here that I was looking for, and it didn't have the hop flavors that I was looking for (I think the honey and alcohol burn got in the way). There are so many heavily hopped beers today that this just may not be the world class beer that it once was. Anyway, my opinion is that it is very good but not world class, and it is simply not worth $17.99/six pack.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 21:24:46 | More by DeFaz
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,539 ratings.