Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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District of Columbia
3.23/5 rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle from six pack purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, poured into a 16 oz. pint glass, dated 1/15/13, drank 2/6-7/13 over several hours.
A: 3.5 - clearer than most for style (no hop haze), straw/yellow-orange color, 1 finger head lingered for >2 hours and remained lacing rim, no alcohol legs
S: 3.5 - honey, honey, honey... fig, passionfruit (papaya, mango)
T: 3.0 - confusing variation of flavors depending on the sip but invariable astrigency and BITTERNESS on the anterior tongue, unpleasant lingering bitterness, minimal booziness
M: 3.0 - slightly watery for an imperial IPA; again, overwhelming bitterness impedes mouthfeel development
O: 3.0 - very disappointed for my first experience with Bell's Hopslam, which I have been hunting down in the greater Washington D.C. area for > 1 month and purchased for $21.99/six pack; obviously, I have read the reports of several others that this is a bad batch, which I'm certainly willing to entertain. I tasted it side-by-side with Lagunitas Sucks DIPA, which is clearly the superior beer in 2013. For the exorbitant price and hype, Hopslam will probably be my biggest disappointment in 2013. I won't be purchasing it again until encountering other reviews that attest to a world-class batch.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2013 07:15:10 | More by MNishCT77
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