Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Hopswagger:
4.76/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
P: Pours a golden apricot body with a swirly micro bubble tornado in the middle. Capped with a thin creamy white top with sudsy lacing glistening from the sides.
S: A cornucopia of juicy tropical fruits, natural honey, accented by spices and medium toast malts. Can't stop sniffing this.
T/M: Follows the nose with juicy fruits, honey dew melon, cantaloupe, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, tropical bubblicious, timid fresh pine needles and earthy honey drizzled granola. I get hints of corn alcohol, toasted grain and lightly smoldered pine wood. Hops are pronounced and assertive but not overly bitter. Booze is a tad harsh and warms the senses. Medium- full bodied that is sticky and gracefully carbonated. Lingers pomegranate, berries and honey. Leaves a drying film on the palate similar to sharp cheddar cheese.
O: I just love highly hopped brews that don't smack you with harsh bitterness but truly highlight and display the lush flavor of the hops. This is a masterpiece of complexity and harmony. This beer mimics me of a tropical fruit Naked juice but with alcohol. Only down side is availability and the price.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 17:47:27 | More by Hopswagger
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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 9,479 ratings.