Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by MCain04:
4.56/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Drank 6 days fresh. First beer of the 3 6-packs I purchased - I've been anxiously awaiting this release. Poured into a Hop Leaf Tulip.
Appearance: This is a very pretty beer. Pours a clear golden color with a thick, 2-finger cream/white head. Plenty of lacing on its way down.
Smell: Wow. Might be the best-smelling IPA I've ever come across. Pine, citrus, peach, and pineapple leap right out at you. Very nice hops on the nose.
Taste: Well-balanced. Sweet and honey tastes upfront. The hops are present throughout, with a wonderful fresh taste, and good bittering hops as well. On the maltier side, not surprising given the ABV, but really nicely balanced and enjoyable.
Feel: Good carbonation, pretty dry. Not quite as smooth and creamy as my gold standard Heady Topper but very easy to drink. Much lighter than expected for the ABV. No heat whatsoever in this one.
Overall: Well worth $18/6-pack. A real treat to drink fresh. Given how fresh, this would probably sneak into my top 5 DIPAs.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2013 10:19:04 | More by MCain04
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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.