Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.99/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
From a bottle ($9) at Holman & Finch, Atlanta, into a snifter, bottled on 1/15/2013:
First time that I have had this beer since probably 2009. The beer was a very nice, clear dark copper that produced a very nice white head that was well retained and faded into a thin cap that lasted throughout the beer. The aroma is very nice...actually more balanced than I remember, but still more hoppy, citrus and pine, but a very full and powerful aroma. The taste is what every DIPA/Imperial IPA should strive to be. Most are so overpowering hoppy that I sometimes regret getting them...but not this one, again, like the nose, pretty well balanced, but with an edge to the hops, but with more citrus up front and pine in the back and the malts just making it as smooth as it could be. The feel of the beer was also very good. The beer was clean, crisp, refreshing and very fresh. The alcohol was not noticeable at all and I probably would have had a few if not for the price. Overall, a world-class beer. Nothing more needs to be said.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2013 18:11:17 | More by PhillyStyle
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