Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Oxymoron:
4.51/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Horray I got to try this fresh. Pours a light orange color with a golden red hue through out. Crystal clear with a fizzy head. Limited retention.
The nose is hop dominant. Very grassy and super fruity hop aromas. Some lemon grass and grapefruit notes with a citrus and orangey note. Some minor pineapple and herbal. Some minor esters, rose peddles and light mango. No real malt aroma's as the hops really shine
The taste is a touch more balanced but more hop in your face West coast IPA like flavors. The fruity notes come out more vs the nose but some herbal and grassy notes linger into the finish. More of a mango, apricot and lemon flavor. This blends into more grapefruit and simco like catty hops in the finish. Some resinous like notes and a hint of bitterness. Would like a bit more to balance. The malt is second fiddle for sure but comes out more vs the nose. A touch sweet some minor honey characteristics. Some yeasty notes. Esters, sweet plum and roses as well.
The body is moderate. Would like a bit more depth here as well as a bit more astingency to balance out the hop notes. Carbonation is light and could use a touch to balance. Some heat and a minor oily note in the finish. Overall a nice west coast IPA but really would like a touch more balance.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2013 05:53:14 | More by Oxymoron
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