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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,832 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 8832
Reviews: 3093
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%


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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EvilKeith

Alabama

4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HopSlam started pouring into the tumbler crystal clear. As the last of the bottle emptied into the glass a yeast or sediment cloud formed, it had the appearance of an inverted lava lamp.
So, I’ll call it a cloudy burnt orange color with a frothy off-white head that fell to a cap. The lace began spotty, but as the beer warmed the coverage improved and remained thick and sticky. That was the first time I ever saw that happen.
The smell was green leafy hops, grapefruit citrus, sweet apricot fruitiness, sweet malts and a faint whiff of alcohol.
The taste began with a flash of sweetness that was overtaken by grapefruit citrus. This was immediately followed by hop bitterness and a citric acidity that seemed to numb the surface of my tongue. The fruity apricot made an appearance toward the end, with spicy, peppery alcohol and a dryness at the finish.
The body was medium plus, fine bubbles made up the moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel was slick, but somehow still smooth.
Another winner from Bell’s.
My numbers could have been a little higher for the mouthfeel, but I’m not sure about the numbness on my tongue.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 02:09:29 | More by EvilKeith
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 8,832 ratings.