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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,826 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 8826
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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barczar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant deep golden color with a hint of copper and a frothy one inch bone colored head that lingers, dissipating slowly and leaving spotty lacing.

Fresh cut grass, resin, cat urine, pine, and dank hops form the initial aroma. Grapefruit, lime, and a touch of honey sweetness are also present.

Dulled grapefruit, orange peel, resin, and fresh cut grass open the flavor profile, with a fair amount of bready, fairly sweet toasted caramel malt carrying into a fairly bitter, biting finish. Herbal and earthy hop notes add complexity. Pine is evident in the aftertaste. Mint emerges as it warms.

Body is a touch full, with moderate carbonation, some astringency at the finish, and a significant amount of alcohol warmth.

A balance in extremes, in a sense. The sweetness of the malt juxtaposes the bitterness of the hops, and the hop flavor is excellent, albeit not as complex as some of the newer hop varieties.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 20:33:21 | More by barczar
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T_Hass

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-24-2014 04:09:39 | More by T_Hass
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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RebeccaMB

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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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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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

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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

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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