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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,768 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 8768
Reviews: 3086
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%


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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Difficult to find in New York, even after the fact that Bell's just got distribution rights no less than two months ago within the state of New york.

A lot of fanfare surrounding Hopslam and being a fan of Bell's, IPA's and DIPA's I had to try it.

This is a 10% ABV ale so before drinking it I figured it would be very harsh, but I was wrong. It goes down quite smoothly for a 10%. Almost too smooth. You get the impression that Bell's took their time and engineered this ale with the most refined of brewing processes.

Look and smell were fairly average.

Taste is refined and smooth, more like a hoppy dark ale, and not much IPA bitterness.

It says on the bottle that there is honey added, which I normally do not like (much prefer rock sugar). I honestly couldn't taste any notes of honey.

Overall this is worth trying but not worth the $19.99 per six pack price that I had to pay at my local supermarket.

Certainly a good ale, but nothing special in my book, and the alcohol by volume is really high for an ale of this type.

I would much prefer a Victory Dirtwolf or Stone Ruination.

Serving type: bottle

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What can I say about, Hopslam that hasn't been said before? This beer is amazing!!! I've tried; 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 & I must say that 2014 is the best! It has a huge mouth feel without all the bitterness. The hops are huge, the citrus flavor is there & it's a huge DIPA!!! I LOVE the Oracle but Hopslam is hands down one of, if not the BEST DIPA's out there!!!

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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