Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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2.6/5 rDev -42.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
A: Poured a nice deep golden, almost copper color.
S: The nose is great...pretty much all hops. Good blend of earthy, pungent with a touch of citrusy strains in there too.
T: Way too dry for the hop level, way off balance. Bitterness is just harsh and overpowering. Very hot and boozy on the swallow. I know the beer is 10% ABV, but I really think you can brew a much smoother beer at this level.
Too much honey...it doesn't add anything but dryness. And too much at that. I can see what they were trying to accomplish, but it was just too dry for the hop level. Overall, the beer just comes off as an overly bitter, one note flavor.
M: Nice body, good carbonation level. Everything is OK here.
D: Again, the booziness and bitterness make this beer tough to throw back. I like DIPA's...I've even had very quaffable ones that are around 9-10%. But I put this beer down after two sips and a friend took over.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2011 14:33:20 | More by OrangeCharlie
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