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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,820 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8820
Reviews: 3091
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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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Major thanks to brkstoutfiend for the trade!

Pours a clear light orange with a big white, fluffy head that lingers and laces.

Smells of dank, fruity hops. Notes of grapefruit, plum, pear, peach mix with an herbally, earthy hop character. Not fruity in the Nelson hop kind of way...more American style hop character with, perhaps, some noble hops. Bready/cracker hints of malt and alcohol are present.

Taste is up front cracker that instantly goes into a tropical fruit flavor while blending into a more pine/earthy character mixed with tropical fruit that finishes on a bitter, fruity note. The finish morphs from fruity to malty to earthy...very interesting and not like other DIPAs (Pliny for example). Notes of apple, pear, stone fruit, and grapefruit are prevalent. It makes me think of fruit snacks like Gushers.

Medium to lighter body with medium to lighter carbonation works well for the beer. The taste is more complex and heavy than the actual body of the beer, which is a good thing. Alcohol is present and warming but not out of balance.

Well, this is easily one of the best DIPAs I've had. It is so different in some ways from Pliny that it is hard to draw a comparison. Bready, malty, complex hop character (fruity, dank, earthy), and just well balanced overall. I'm glad I got to try it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 01:53:19 | More by TenHornsProud
More User Reviews:
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gogreen99

Michigan

3.51/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is 10%ABV. Golden clear honey in appearance. Served in a snifter. A hint of fruittiness in this beer but lives true to its name and is extremely hoppy - HOPSLAM. Drinks very smooth for a beer with 10%ABV. I would certainly reccomend this beer to any avid beer drinkers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 15:04:36 | More by gogreen99
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phartman133

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When on-tap and poured, this beer has a fairly large head. If you've had Bell's Two Hearted Ale it is very similar to that, but with more of a kick. With an ABV of 10% you can definitely taste the alcohol in this beer. It is a great beer if you are looking for a high alcohol content beer

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 14:23:34 | More by phartman133
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2014 15:46:13 | More by solo103
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watermelon

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4.04/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle bottled on 1/16/14 poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a translucent golden orange body, with an off-white 2 finger head. Decent lacing and retention.

S: CItrus and floral hops, some boozy sweetness.

T: Honey and citrus hops dominate. Along with some dank hops when i burp.

M: Crisp and bitter. Alcohol is fairly well hidden for the ABV.

O: Its alright I honestly don't see the reason for all the hype. I may get it on draft if i see it, but for $20+ a six pack its a bit steep.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 09:25:57 | More by watermelon
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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Sandbarunner

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

AS far as an over hyped IPA goes this is the tops.

Everyone wants it and no owns has it. That is retarded. This beer is available. Bell's just chooses to limit how it comes out. Good for them, bag for all of us.

This is a good IOA. Two Hearted with a good finish. Then add in that the Honey really finished the deal.

Great Beer!

IOver hyped...

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 04:26:06 | More by Sandbarunner
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 8,820 ratings.