Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.22/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VIII:
So, given the name, we can probably assume this is going to slam our palates with hops and then twist our minds with that interesting honey addition. We're ready for this beer geek, hophead legend.
Bright amber in color, topped with a lively, foamy, off-white creaminess that rises high and settles to a good two-finger-thick head--sticking to the glass and not going anywhere anytime soon. The aroma? Massively aromatic with some raw honey and floral perfume that nearly intoxicates on the spot. Some caramel too. The taste? It sneaks up on you. It's light at first, opens up to some sweet honey, toffee candy, alcohol, and then come the hops. It begins with some hemp oil, little bit of ruby grapefruit, white pepper, and then intensifies as it coats the palate with a slickish consistency. Chewy. Fruity esters in the middle. Alcohol says hello and reminds us that we're being slammed, as it reintroduces the hops, which have made camp on our palates at this point. They hang out well into the linger. Finishes with a dried grass, hoppy finish, faint soapiness, and alcohol fumes on the breath.
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Serving type: bottle
09-13-2010 20:47:44 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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