Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.24/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
So finally, after a year of waiting, I finally have a 6-pack of the much-hyped Hopslam at my house. I love DIPAs, so I had high hopes for this.
Bell's says this was brewed with honey, and you can tell. The beer starts out bitter, but the honey makes the finish nice and smooth (and not bitter at all). The beer is lightly piney all the way through, pretty tasty, although not the world-conqueror I was hoping for.
Honestly, if you like big, bold hops, this probably isn't your beer. It's great for people who don't like a really bitter finish (myself included), but if you're looking for a huge hoppy taste, there are a lot of better choices. Hopslam is excellent because of how smooth it goes down (making it essentially the polar opposite of Bell's The Oracle).
Glad I got to try this, but for the $16.99 I paid for a 6-pack, there are definitely a bunch of options I'd prefer. Still, a unique effort by Bell's.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 16:49:56 | More by SeanBond
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