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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,832 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 8832
Reviews: 3093
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%


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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NODAK

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma here was pretty excessively sweet at first....fruity with the honey definitely showing. A nice tropical hop note comes in afterwards though and begins to dominate the nose.

Pours light amber in the glass...smallish head...completely clear.

Bitterness here is quite piercing right off the bat. A great citrus and tropical hop profile...mango and grapefruit...with puckering bitterness extending to the sides of the tongue. The bitterness stays throughout the drink, though a nice, sweet undercurrent shows up that showcases the honey this beer is brewed with...it isn't the toffee or biscuit that some other DIPAs have. Some people have said this beer is excessively sweet, but I'm not really seeing that. I'm tasting a beer with an impressive bitterness with a second fiddle sweetness that doesn't balance the beer completely (more like 2:1 ratio in terms of flavor, I suppose). Resiny on the finish....quite dry. As it warms a bit, the booze starts to peek through but never too bad.

One of the more bitter DIPA's I've had, but unlike some others that really drove up the IBU's, this one has a pretty nice sweetness underneath that helps temper it a bit and gives character. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 02:16:36 | More by NODAK
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 8,832 ratings.