Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.83/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
*Update from previous review: Just had this on tap a couple weeks ago (I've only been a bottle suckler) and it's even better. Main thing I noticed was a stronger mango and pine presence with a bit more resiny feel. Yummy!*
Pours gold hinting at orange with a fluffy white head that quickly fades into a thin mesh. Big pine and grapefruit in the nose along with peach, pineapple, mango, and guava...a nice tropical fruitiness. You even catch the slightest bit of caramel. For me, pine was the most prominent taste. It had a strong presence in the front and was the taste that lingered longest. In between there's a nice helping of citrus,pineapple and more malt presence than I was expecting. I typically like a DIPA with a more resiny feel, but I really enjoyed the crisp and clean feel this had. The drinkability is almost stupid. I'd never guess this to be anywhere close to a 10%ABV. The first time I had this I wasn't overly impressed, but after further review, this is a winner.
Serving type: on-tap
02-04-2012 01:56:11 | More by alkemy
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