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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

9,550 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,550
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,781
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)
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Murrhey

Montana

4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a standard 12oz bottle into a pint glass in my apartment in high elevation Libby, Mont. Received from my beer-buddy Kojevergas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high, but reserved.

A- Half-finger white head with a surprising amount of retention for the high ABV. Soapy, wet lacing slides down the glass. Dusky amber color with medium-high clarity. Light carbonation.

S- Grapefruit and citrusy hops battles with sweet honey tones for the strongest smell in the beer. The aroma is not sharp or overpowering, but subtle and enticing. Some pepper, pine, and tropical fruits are present in small amounts. Hides alcohol extremely well. Could be perfect if the hops were just a tad more pronounced, but very nice nonetheless.

T- Alcohol definitely is more present than in the bouquet. Citrusy and piney hops, with relatively thick hop oil. Honey is present in small amounts. Highly drinkable, but not world-endingly good. Balanced quite well between sweet and bitter.

M- Semi-oily, balances well on the tongue and finishes wet and slightly alcoholic.

O- Complex flavor and smell which hides the alcohol content, very nice feel. Appearance is just a shade south of great, but by no means poor. Do try this beer. Not as hoppy as other DIPAs, but the honey may play a role in that.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 03:06:56 | More by Murrhey
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,550 ratings.