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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

9,529 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,529
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,773
Gots: 1,370 | FT: 43
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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SeanBond

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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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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,529 ratings.