Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Teleweizen2:
4.38/5 rDev -2.9%
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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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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