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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

9,396 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,396
Reviews: 3,108
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,743
Gots: 1,333 | 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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Fieldzy27

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance-Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Rogue pint glass. I could have put a little more gravity on this pour but i'm sure the beer wont suffer too much. The color of the beer is a fairly light copper with a completely white head. It fizzles away fairly fast but thats sort of expected from a beer thats fresh with a higher abv (this one rings in at 10% by the way). Lots of tiny bubbles running to the surface but unable to save the head from deflating. Looks stellar.

Smell- Right off the bat as soon as I poured this juicy sweet hoppy aromas jump out of the glass with full force. Citrus sweetness and tons of pine resins dominate. Oranges and grapefruit aren't far behind. All of these meld together and smell amazing. The balance in the nose is flawless. No off scents for miles. This smells like a true DIPA with hops all the way through but still a hint of sweetness to keep it all together. Perfect.

Taste- First and foremost hops hops and more hops. Bitter attacks the tongue with violent force and relents quickly followed by more pine and citrus. This then dies to the point of letting hints of sweetness come through only to reveal a hoppy zesty finish that coats the moth with an slightly bitter resinous feeling. Only to be described as a symphony of flavor the different tastes meld together sip after sip. My mouth literally waters after every taste. As it warms a small amount of sweet bready malt comes through and the hops open up even further. The sweetness attempts to create a little more balance only to be denied by the insane hop profile. Perfect.

Mouthfeel-This beer holds one of the best mouthfeels to style as any I have ever tasted. The carbonation is bubbly and full but not fizzy and overbearing. The body of the beer is thick and full but not too much to detract from drinkability. The beer coats your mouth with oils that fade quickly into a tingle that leaves you simply begging for more. Every sip bring you dangerously close to the last one yet you cant stop yourself.Im honestly running out of words here.

Overall- This is truly amazing beer. Bottom line this creation was crafted by the best in the business and it shows. I cant think of one thing to make an improvement on let alone a flaw. A truly welcome tongue lashing of hops that makes beg for another. It drinks like a hopped up 6% beer when it stands tall at 10%. Flawless in ever sense of the word, just the way i'm sure Larry Bell Intended.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 04:55:48 | More by Fieldzy27
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,396 ratings.