Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by RTJakarta:
4.93/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
From a bottle.
Pours a rich, beautiful amber with a good head.
The smell is so strong it's like the best possible punch to the nose. Strong hop and citrus. From the smell alone, I would expect a VERY strong taste from this.
Except, not at all. Yes, you get a good, solid taste from it. A nice citrus and hop bitterness, but the taste is WAY more balanced than you would think. Which to me, is a good thing. If the taste was as strong as the aroma, it would tough to drink a lot of this. Also, you would NEVER guess this is 10% ABV.
Mouthfeel is just a nice, medium carbonation to me.
Drinkability you would think would be iffy at 10% abv, but it masks it SO well. Before you know it, you'll be feeling it. A top flight beer. Revisiting this, it's tough to decide if this is my favorite IPA or not besides the great Ruination. Either way, absolutely would recommend this to any hop fanatic. A great beer!
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2011 04:37:48 | More by RTJakarta
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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