1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,387 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,387
Reviews: 3,108
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 1,737
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 9,387 | Reviews: 3,108 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Immortale25:
Photo of Immortale25
Immortale25

North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into an Evolution Brewing pint glass. Back label says 10914 PKGD, so no readable freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch head that bears little retention and fritters down to an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass leaving bumps of lacing. Surface foam is in a mold pattern indicating healthy yeast.

S- Grassy, pungent hops along with sweet, biscuity malts. Quite floral and almost perfumey.

T- Bright, intense bitterness assaults the palate but holds back enough to let the malt duality play its part. On second sip, the hops don't let up and continue to make their presence very known. Upon the third sip, one notices that the booze is quite toned down for a full 10% ABV. By the time the fourth sip is taken, you can start to notice the honey come in and complete the sweet finish that the malts begin. After the fifth sip, the palate is almost fully acclimated to the hop bite and can now appreciate the synchronization of all ingredients in the flavor profile. Remarkable.

M- A dry afterfeel plus jaw clenching from the bitterness, at least during the first few sips. Medium-low carbonation.

O- I like it better on tap, but this is still a leader among IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 04:50:08 | More by Immortale25
More User Reviews:
Photo of Will_Rivera
Will_Rivera

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2014 03:17:15 | More by Will_Rivera
Photo of Birdsack
Birdsack

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2014 03:16:39 | More by Birdsack
Photo of mhenson42
mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.1%

07-13-2014 03:00:10 | More by mhenson42
Photo of Hopstyle
Hopstyle


5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-12-2014 19:54:39 | More by Hopstyle
Photo of pschie1
pschie1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-12-2014 18:00:51 | More by pschie1
Photo of jagostin
jagostin

New York

5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-12-2014 14:59:12 | More by jagostin
Photo of TommyTheCat
TommyTheCat

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.1%

07-12-2014 04:15:05 | More by TommyTheCat
Photo of JotaPe
JotaPe

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-11-2014 22:49:24 | More by JotaPe
Photo of German584
German584

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-11-2014 22:02:01 | More by German584
Photo of ssteckley
ssteckley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2014 19:39:35 | More by ssteckley
Photo of rhuening
rhuening

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-11-2014 19:35:47 | More by rhuening
Photo of juzh12
juzh12

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2014 18:35:13 | More by juzh12
Photo of Ricklikesmibeer
Ricklikesmibeer

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-11-2014 10:11:22 | More by Ricklikesmibeer
Photo of zainyolprospector
zainyolprospector

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2014 06:57:40 | More by zainyolprospector
Photo of MalibuKenny
MalibuKenny

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2014 04:08:26 | More by MalibuKenny
Photo of Jimziogas
Jimziogas


4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2014 03:38:28 | More by Jimziogas
Photo of MorganStout
MorganStout

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-11-2014 01:55:17 | More by MorganStout
Photo of Beardedone
Beardedone


5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-10-2014 20:48:37 | More by Beardedone
Photo of MikeAndrews
MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-10-2014 17:25:27 | More by MikeAndrews
Photo of jserillo
jserillo


5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-10-2014 16:08:39 | More by jserillo
Photo of julielynndubee
julielynndubee

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

07-10-2014 16:07:16 | More by julielynndubee
Photo of rcairney1
rcairney1

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-10-2014 16:06:16 | More by rcairney1
Photo of Thomas_Adams
Thomas_Adams


3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

07-10-2014 15:01:41 | More by Thomas_Adams
Photo of joemetric
joemetric

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-10-2014 14:28:11 | More by joemetric
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 9,387 ratings.