Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by RedBaron:
4.7/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
(Thanks to BA Marcobrau for the sample)
What can you say about this beer? It is what it is: a hop bomb in a bottle! Humulus Lupulus lovers unite!
Appearance: Fading California sunset orange; wonderful head retention. Good-lookin' beer.
Smell: Wonderful resiny, piney and floral hop aromatics dance in the nose. Good lord does that smell excellent!
Taste: Bittering hops play up front, a nice dose of honey and grapefruit have their turn in the middle, and, yes, an actual malty sweetness hits the back of the throat before yielding to a wonderfully dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Ya know, for a beer seemingly all about the hops, I think the use of honey in this brew, giving an added sweetness to balance the acidity and dryness of the hops, works brilliantly. It claims to be 10%abv, and I'm sure it is, but it does sneak up on you. Very attenuated beer.
Drinkability: High! I'm not sure if this is a fresh sample, but you could've fooled me if not. I'd love to drink this off tap sometime, too. Wonderful beer. Seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2008 23:36:48 | More by RedBaron
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