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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,779 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 8779
Reviews: 3087
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%


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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This beer came to me a few months ago and I finished all six relatively soon after. It was a slightly sweet dipa with the honey noticeable in the front end of each sip. It was very strong at 10% and a little boozy but I really enjoyed it. I wish it was easier to get because I would buy it often.

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Difficult to find in New York, even after the fact that Bell's just got distribution rights no less than two months ago within the state of New york.

A lot of fanfare surrounding Hopslam and being a fan of Bell's, IPA's and DIPA's I had to try it.

This is a 10% ABV ale so before drinking it I figured it would be very harsh, but I was wrong. It goes down quite smoothly for a 10%. Almost too smooth. You get the impression that Bell's took their time and engineered this ale with the most refined of brewing processes.

Look and smell were fairly average.

Taste is refined and smooth, more like a hoppy dark ale, and not much IPA bitterness.

It says on the bottle that there is honey added, which I normally do not like (much prefer rock sugar). I honestly couldn't taste any notes of honey.

Overall this is worth trying but not worth the $19.99 per six pack price that I had to pay at my local supermarket.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 8,779 ratings.