Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Estarrio:
4.72/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Many thanks to Sudsdog for this treat.
Poured translucent gold with a small, white head. The head retains well with lots of visible carbonation in the glass. The beer is hazy, with lots of floaties. You can practically see the hop oil in this one, boy am I pumped!
The aroma is nothing short of a pungent hop bomb. Citrus, pine, fresh earthy pine, grass and sweet pineapple barely allow a bit of malt character creep through. This is a hop head delight!
Pink grapefruit and pineapple flirt with the sweet malt backbone. Again, the senses are treated to an abundance of pine and hop bitterness. The hop flavors are so fresh and poignant that one would think this to be a product of Randall The Enamel Animal. Amazingly, this gem comes from a bottle.
The medium/full body has an almost creamy mouthfeel from the fizzy carbonation and the light viscosity. Sublimely drinkable.
If I crave hops, this is my beer...and what a beer it is!
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2007 03:45:18 | More by Estarrio
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4.81/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a dark honeyburst color with a medium sized white head that has great retention and lots of lacing.
Smell is of floral hops, honey, hints of citrus, and a sweet toffee .
Taste is sweet up front with honey and a bite of grapefruit, combined it is nice. As if moves through the palate, the alcohol shows up and reminds you this is 10% and finishes with punchy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit on the oily side, smooth, fairly heavy and even has some creaminess to it.
Overall, an awesome Imperial IPA that you have to make sure and get each Winter before it's sold out.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 02:20:13 | More by HuskerTornado
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,482 ratings.