Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Spider889:
3.7/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the bottle, guess it was time I got this review up.
Love the label, love the (labeled) bottle cap.
Crystal clear golden honey color, which is appropriate given that honey is used in the recipe. The head is short and fluffy white. Retention is pretty much nil, and it recedes to some soapy looking bubbles circling the glass. Spotty lace is too gooey to stick.
The smell is amazing. Very floral, tons of citrus. Orange, grapefruit, lemon, and something like chamomile mingle with mild pine and astringent alcohol.
The flavor isn't as malty as the average Midwest DIPA, though it does have some light biscuitty malt flavor. The hops taste of bitter pine resin, and the alcohol is biting and sweet. The honey is subdued, but you can definitely tell they use it.
Boozy, prickly hop bitterness meet prickly carbonation. This beer stings my chapped lips. The beer is slick and sticky, the finish is very bitter and lingers on forever.
I get that this is a desirable brew, but I don't get the insane mega hype people raise over the beer either. Definitely not the best DIPA out there.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2011 08:50:18 | More by Spider889
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