Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.53/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Bottle (Batch ID 8277) poured into a tulip glass.
A- It poured golden/peach color with about a 1/2 finger off-white head that became a good lace that left some nice sticky spots and a medium-heavy carbonation.
S- The aroma was complex. It was sweet and floral with citrus tones that reminded me of grapefruit. As it warmed, the scent became something of a ripe peach. Very different than other beers I've experienced.
T- There was more complexity in the flavor. It had plenty of sweet malt to stand up to the oily and earthy hops.
M- It had a medium foamy carbonation with a pleasant hop tingle.
D- It's a nice smooth sipper. The 10% ABV is well hidden. If it wasn't for the dizzying effects, I couldn't have been convinced it was so strong.
Overall- It's a more balanced beer than the name would suggest. The big grain bill brings some equity to the big hop addition.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2008 23:28:36 | More by GRPunk
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