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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

9,536 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,536
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,775
Gots: 1,368 | FT: 42
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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Miketwolf21

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice golden color and a generous head was exposed for such a high gravity beer. The honey comes right through with the sweetness that perfectly blends with probably the most grapefruity hop profile of them all. There is also some nice freshly cut rose notes to it. The aroma reminds that this is for hop heads, but in my opinion its more of a gateway drug for them. Its easy to drink due to the sweetness and only medium body which is due to the use of honey.
The taste is as expected. I wish there was a little more going on with the hop, malt interaction. Its too well calculated. The alcohol blends perfectly with the hop profile making it indistinguishable at a casual taste. The flavor of grapefruit and well hops are accented by a taste of lemon vodka. But the citrus fruits steal the show and the game is over. The finish is somewhat clean for the level of IBUs. There is some lasting bitterness that is a little unpolished.
The sweetness and the hops are too much to have more than a couple. The mouthfeel is nice though.
I like beer that is more multidimensional.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 05:28:33 | More by Miketwolf21
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,536 ratings.