Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Star80:
4.23/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 1/15/13, extremely fresh. This was selling out super-fast and has quite a following.
A- Pours out a very pale copper color. Does produce a nice lacing on the glass.
S - Smells like wild and tropical fruits. Picking up some pineapple, mango, pine, and some citrus like grapefruit. Floral but doesn't seem as much as even Two Hearted which I feel I can smell a few feet away.
T - Taste is actually a nice melange between the tropical, citric and piney hops with some sweet pale malts to boot. I am getting some nice alcohol warming but for 10% it is pretty well hidden.
M - Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and slightly creamy.
O - Overall one wonders if this beer is worthy of the cult like following. Tough call but I can tell you it is a pretty nice DIPA if you're a hophead with taste for the tropical variety you will surely be satisfied. I will be among the followers next year.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2013 01:08:26 | More by Star80
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District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into Dogfish spiegelau glass.
First look is a light amber color with some haze. Smells very inviting with with floral honey and a citrus mix - I am going to say clementine and tangelo. Taste is very sweet - very prevalent organic raw honey. Still very tasty. Apparently this years release is not up to par when compared to previous years but I still think it is a great beer!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 22:35:33 | More by hops202
4.25/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at 1702 in Tucson, Arizona, served in a pint glass.
I got lucky and got served a pint instead of the 10 ounce pour the menu said I'd get. The beer arrived with a finger-thick head that was chewy looking and persisted well. The liquid was golden and copper with some light carbonation, plus had a bit of a hazy look.
Quite a bit of sweetness to this beer on the nose. There's a potent sweet malt aroma, fruity and citrusy hops and a subtler, resinous piney hops.
As the aroma led me to believe, this beer was sweet, very heavy on some berry-like, strawberry flavor. On the back end, I get the more resinous, spicy and piney hops. There's a thick mouthfeel to the beer and it's not until about mid-palate that the bitterness emerges, persisting until the finish. Supposedly this beer is ten percent ABV, but I'd never guess.
I found this beer delicious, but not particularly hopped up and aggressive as I'd expect from an Imperial IPA. Still, I liked the sweetness and the berry flavor and armoa that aren't common in the style.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 04:13:06 | More by ONovoMexicano
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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