Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.7/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This was the first beer that made me shit my pants and realize that beers could be extreme. Boy...how times have changed.
A- Poured into my trusty pint glass. Nice golden rusty amber color with a little offwhite head that faded away pretty quickly. Lacing sticks lightly to the sides of the glass. I have always liked the look of this beer.
S- Nice big fruity hop nose from the get go (pineapple). Smells a little sweet which I can tell is from the honey. Also, a slight biscuity malty smell.
T- This still after a couple of years of having it taste like it was made from some other wonderful place and not Bells! Nice tart and hop bite to it leaving a sweet pineapple taste rushing toward a honey biscuity finish. The hops in this are bitter at first but seem to calm down before it goes down. I like the taste of this beer a lot.
M- This has a nice medium to heavier mouthfeel to it. Good carbination lets the beer slide over the tounge leaving a nice hoppy resin over the tounge. This beer overall has a lot of what I look for in the mouthfeel.
D- I could drink this all day long if I had the chance. This is still one of my favorite beers and I really don't think it will change much even with all the beers I have had that were suppose to be as good as what this beer is.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2009 04:51:17 | More by alleykatking
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4.46/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Not uber fresh, bottled January. ChurchKey in DC. From notes.
A - Poured hazy dark golden with a thick off white head of two fingers. Great lace rings and a half finger retention.
S - Pungent hops, honey, dank, melon, pine. Quite nice.
T - Woah. Big pineapple core, pine, lot's of citrus, honey, bread, gripping with lot's of resin. Excellent stuff. A bit floral and some boozy, syrupy fruits come out later.
M - Good carbonation, full body, nice honey and bitterness to finish with some booze.
O/D - This is legit. Lives up to the hype for sure. So flavourful, complex, and lovely to sip. Not as easy drinking as Heady Topper, but they're different styles of DIPA. Lovely in it's own right.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 12:25:32 | More by tbeckett
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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