Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 8,426 | Reviews: 3,051 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by alysmith4:
District of Columbia
4.85/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I think this is my favorite beer of all time. I'm not sure if it's because it's released only once a year, or if it's because it really is so good. I also can't tell if I'd get sick of it if I was able to have it all the time, or if part of it's appeal is because of it's limit.
Anyway, it poured well - typical IPA color with a small, half-inch head. Smell is out of this world! It smells like the freshest, hoppiest juice I have ever experienced. This is what I imagine raw hops would taste like if you pressed them and drank them. And if I thought the smell was outstanding, the taste is even more ridiculous! So fresh and delicious! It takes a minute to get used to as the taste can be overwhelming at first, which is probably a good thing at 10% ABV. Totally worth $18 (now $26!) a 6-pack, and I can't wait until it comes out again.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2009 21:31:57 | More by alysmith4
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4.39/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a tulip shaped glass. Dated 1/10/14 so it's exactly two months old. I'm guessing most will say i need to have it fresher but this is the best i can do here in New Hampshire.
I thought it presented almost perfectly, creamy off-white 3/4 head, some lacing as i go. Hazy, dense copper color, very pretty. The smell is good but not what drives the beer, musty & funky with a hint of sweetness. The taste is bitter and hoppy, no real fruit presence. Not sure if it's the honey that slightly offsets the bitterness but it works non-the-less. Overall, this a bubbly, carbonated, hoppy happy beer. Their isn't even a slight hint that it's 10%, no boozy taste or smell. Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 22:48:13 | More by mjstacker
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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