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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

9,485 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,485
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,758
Gots: 1,358 | FT: 43
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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EehaiCJ

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4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the first time I've felt compelled to review a beer. My first notes date back to 12/30/06, and each year Hopslam never fails to satisfy. This might be the best batch yet.

Batch #9470 - Pours a clear orange with a frothy, soapy head that recedes to a thick ring that's easily revived, with intricate but messy lacing. Big, bright aroma of fresh grapefruit and piney hops with underlying floral notes. Quite sweet up front, followed by a medium-to-full and resinous body, finishing with an acidic and juicy punch of fresh grapefruit and tangerine. Transitions quickly into a piney hop aftertaste mixed with more tangerine and pineapple accompanied by a strong bitterness that builds and lingers. Drinkability is superb - this is a dangerous beer at 10%, it keeps begging for another sip, and eventually another bottle. Despite the sweetness I wouldn't call it balanced, it's definitely hop dominant.

Easy drinking, big fresh hop flavors, with a strong mouthfeel from front to back. Great stuff, and a very consistent seasonal. We might miss out on a lot of quality west coast offerings, but Hopslam isn't a bad consolation prize.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 06:03:43 | More by EehaiCJ
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,485 ratings.