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
99
world-class

9,548 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,548
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,780
Gots: 1,372 | 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: 9,548 | Reviews: 3,109 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MCain04:
Photo of MCain04
MCain04

Illinois

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
More User Reviews:
Photo of Big_Dave
Big_Dave

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-01-2014 08:18:43 | More by Big_Dave
Photo of irishpride
irishpride

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-01-2014 04:51:12 | More by irishpride
Photo of climbeer07
climbeer07

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -22%

08-01-2014 03:48:49 | More by climbeer07
Photo of SomethingJive
SomethingJive

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-01-2014 03:12:59 | More by SomethingJive
Photo of Hopmeplease
Hopmeplease

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-01-2014 02:12:30 | More by Hopmeplease
Photo of JeffKowalek
JeffKowalek

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

07-31-2014 22:14:08 | More by JeffKowalek
Photo of 1jstafan
1jstafan

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-31-2014 20:13:54 | More by 1jstafan
Photo of styleisking
styleisking

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-31-2014 15:26:31 | More by styleisking
Photo of moysauce
moysauce

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-31-2014 14:33:13 | More by moysauce
Photo of Lucasrjoel
Lucasrjoel


5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-31-2014 04:28:49 | More by Lucasrjoel
Photo of Chris7482
Chris7482

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-31-2014 00:36:52 | More by Chris7482
Photo of Discofro
Discofro

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-30-2014 04:56:41 | More by Discofro
Photo of CK319
CK319

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

07-30-2014 01:58:05 | More by CK319
Photo of DinnerTheaterBrew
DinnerTheaterBrew

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-30-2014 01:05:16 | More by DinnerTheaterBrew
Photo of AmericaGWShark
AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-29-2014 15:00:40 | More by AmericaGWShark
Photo of meperson
meperson

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-29-2014 10:37:20 | More by meperson
Photo of loverofthecraft
loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-29-2014 07:21:18 | More by loverofthecraft
Photo of jmrybak
jmrybak


4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-29-2014 04:53:25 | More by jmrybak
Photo of zgren
zgren

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-29-2014 02:01:41 | More by zgren
Photo of BlueAndBrew
BlueAndBrew

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-29-2014 00:27:05 | More by BlueAndBrew
Photo of DrMindbender
DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

07-28-2014 20:07:24 | More by DrMindbender
Photo of dannykperkins
dannykperkins

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-28-2014 19:37:45 | More by dannykperkins
Photo of wasnowrider
wasnowrider


4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-28-2014 14:47:55 | More by wasnowrider
Photo of hatfulofhollow
hatfulofhollow

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33.2%

07-28-2014 14:38:29 | More by hatfulofhollow
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,548 ratings.