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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,829 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 8829
Reviews: 3093
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.56%


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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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A light to medium amber colored body with a small off white head. Leaves some lacing along the glass.

Great smell. A full nose of floral and fruity hops, some slight sweet-fruit aroma in there too.

Up front a lot of hop sweetness that reminds me of citrus fruit; it has the hop flavors without a lot of bitterness. Some malt undertones are noticeable too, providing just a touch of balance to the sweetness. Next I notice some floral flavors that are probably from the honey. The honey doesn't add any sweetness (does it ever?), but it is still noticeable. Finishes with more hops and some dryness. All kinds of hops actually, with grapefruit, pine resin and some bitterness. I would never have guessed that this beer was over 9% ABV.

A good mouthfeel typical to the style, but fairly light and effervescent. The honey leaves just a touch of a coating on the mouth.

Excellent drinkability, not too dry, too strong or too sweet. Lots of hops. The balance in this one makes me want to drink it all night, but at the same time the hops are huge. Well done Bell's, too bad I can't afford much of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2008 15:51:22 | More by Hojaminbag
More User Reviews:
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sonnens4

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: large head-more than 1 inch (closer to 2), copper/amber, orange golden color, nice lacing after a few drinks

Smell: floral aromas, honey, sweet, light hints of hops

Taste: herbal, lemon, honey, not overwhelmingly sweet, hints of hops, but not very bitter

Mouthfeel: medium/moderate carbonation--you can feel the fizz, but not too heavy not too light--well balanced

Overall: Refreshing! Really enjoyable flavors with great balance, one of Bell's better options, very complex, one of the better IPA's

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2014 14:02:04 | More by sonnens4
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MandaMichelle

Arizona

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-24-2014 05:25:54 | More by MandaMichelle
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter 1 finger of off white head

Golden clear appearance
Piny, grapefruit smell with a tinge of honey
Malty taste upfront then Piny Resinous hops then honey sweetness aftertaste
Some of the hops taste familiar some distinctly different and just a little dankness
Medium mouthfeel
Overall this is a heavyweight, high Abv, highly hopped
Not a high drinkability, definitely a sipper, being that it was difficult to find doubt i would go out of my way to drink again but if i found some sitting there id pick it up

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 04:59:34 | More by Illmaticzx
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T_Hass

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-24-2014 04:09:39 | More by T_Hass
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BigZ2214

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

04-24-2014 03:20:45 | More by BigZ2214
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RebeccaMB

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-24-2014 02:44:29 | More by RebeccaMB
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duffman4206

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-24-2014 02:36:08 | More by duffman4206
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dantezeull

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.1%

04-23-2014 21:39:48 | More by dantezeull
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ftwwalleye

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

04-23-2014 19:00:25 | More by ftwwalleye
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gogreen99

Michigan

3.51/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is 10%ABV. Golden clear honey in appearance. Served in a snifter. A hint of fruittiness in this beer but lives true to its name and is extremely hoppy - HOPSLAM. Drinks very smooth for a beer with 10%ABV. I would certainly reccomend this beer to any avid beer drinkers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 15:04:36 | More by gogreen99
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phartman133

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When on-tap and poured, this beer has a fairly large head. If you've had Bell's Two Hearted Ale it is very similar to that, but with more of a kick. With an ABV of 10% you can definitely taste the alcohol in this beer. It is a great beer if you are looking for a high alcohol content beer

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 14:23:34 | More by phartman133
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Spiral517

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-23-2014 12:07:28 | More by Spiral517
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agentorangebitter

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

04-23-2014 02:00:48 | More by agentorangebitter
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-23-2014 01:58:59 | More by Anvilfarm
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Busker

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -11.1%

04-22-2014 23:35:54 | More by Busker
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bhurtle4

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2014 18:44:18 | More by bhurtle4
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sbxx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

04-22-2014 07:49:13 | More by sbxx
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

04-22-2014 06:34:12 | More by Chris_Panos
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robotiks

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-22-2014 01:32:25 | More by robotiks
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Boomer_Briggs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

04-21-2014 22:53:50 | More by Boomer_Briggs
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ThatCracker

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

04-21-2014 19:43:51 | More by ThatCracker
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DWheeler379

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

04-21-2014 16:40:35 | More by DWheeler379
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solo103

Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2014 15:46:13 | More by solo103
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watermelon

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle bottled on 1/16/14 poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a translucent golden orange body, with an off-white 2 finger head. Decent lacing and retention.

S: CItrus and floral hops, some boozy sweetness.

T: Honey and citrus hops dominate. Along with some dank hops when i burp.

M: Crisp and bitter. Alcohol is fairly well hidden for the ABV.

O: Its alright I honestly don't see the reason for all the hype. I may get it on draft if i see it, but for $20+ a six pack its a bit steep.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 09:25:57 | More by watermelon
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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