Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Teleweizen2:
4.38/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - pours a cloudy yellow orange color, with more light yellow colors on the top and getting darker as it goes. maybe a fingers worth of white foam. tiny dots of lacing rest against the glass.
S - at first it smells like I walked into a florist. Exceedingly floral. Underneath the bouquet of flowers (pun intended) rests a basket of fruit. Citrus and tropical fruit to be exact. Notes of sweet and bitter orange peel, mango, tangerine and sugar coated grapefruit pulp. Hints of earthy pine come out as it warms.
T - Lightly sweet malt profile, almost like honeycomb cereal. hop flavor enters quickly with "green" herbal notes as well as bright citric bitterness. Mostly bitter orange peel and grapefruit rind in the center while hints of mango and pine needles add depth of character. Candied grapefruit pulp flavors on the backend. Floral, pine and bitter citrus notes seem to linger for days...
M - medium bodied with a slightly watery texture with medium carbonation.
O - Excellent double IPA. I have not encountered an ale with such a floral character. I do prefer pine notes but this is quite enjoyable still.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2013 06:33:19 | More by Teleweizen2
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4.81/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a dark honeyburst color with a medium sized white head that has great retention and lots of lacing.
Smell is of floral hops, honey, hints of citrus, and a sweet toffee .
Taste is sweet up front with honey and a bite of grapefruit, combined it is nice. As if moves through the palate, the alcohol shows up and reminds you this is 10% and finishes with punchy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit on the oily side, smooth, fairly heavy and even has some creaminess to it.
Overall, an awesome Imperial IPA that you have to make sure and get each Winter before it's sold out.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 02:20:13 | More by HuskerTornado
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,481 ratings.