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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,362 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,362
Reviews: 3,108
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 1,732
Gots: 1,318 | FT: 44
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.

(Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004)
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Ryanm1

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4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bell's, a quality brewer with National appeal. Bottle and cases were in scarcity in Philadelphia most of them selling out in a day or two from most places that were only allocated a few cases to begin with. I myself did not purchase the brew, but acquired from a friend.

Was interested to try this as I'm not a fan of IPAs but had heard good things. I guess it's been selling out for a reason. So no I didn't pour this one in a glass, so I can't comment on the color. And also I'm not going into detail about the nose other than it smelled along the lines of a typical IPA.

What I will comment on is the taste and the finish. The taste is excellent. Bursting with citrus and pine hops in the beginning, but finishes smooth. You can barely tell it is a 10% ABV beer. There is just slight undertones of alcohol. I feel a lot of IPAs out on the market linger too long on the tongue and feel like you are sucking on a 9 volt battery. This beer is mild for IPAs but complex for the 6 different hop types it uses.

Great IPA on par with my other favs from Flying Dog.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 13:17:00 | More by Ryanm1
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 9,362 ratings.