Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by cheers2beers:
3.93/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: This beer pours a very murky/ cloudy dull orange hue. The bright white head stood up to staggering heights but fell fairly quick leaving behind a nice web-like lace.
Smell: The aromas are like a bunch of sticky sweet pine saplings drizzled in malt syrup. Lots of floral and mild citrus notes as well. Minimal alcohol is noticed, but I can detect some mouthwatering fruits such as grapefruit and nectarines. Very inviting.
Taste: This beer has a good amount " hop slam " qualities thou I believe it may also have some dull qualities. I'm getting some mildly sweet fruits, mild citrus, almost seems like a small IPA with that big beer bang. Not bad by any means just not living up to its name in my opinion. This more " hop balanced " than a hop slam. :Referr : Lagunitas Maximus for " hop slam " aka 75ish ibus!!
Mouthfeel: This is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Smooth, sticky, and has soft bubbly finish with a nice alcohol kick.
Drinkability: This is definitely a good drinking beer and I believe I could drink this on a regular basis. Only thing I guess im knocking is not commanding it's namesake.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2007 23:51:05 | More by cheers2beers
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District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into Dogfish spiegelau glass.
First look is a light amber color with some haze. Smells very inviting with with floral honey and a citrus mix - I am going to say clementine and tangelo. Taste is very sweet - very prevalent organic raw honey. Still very tasty. Apparently this years release is not up to par when compared to previous years but I still think it is a great beer!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 22:35:33 | More by hops202
4.25/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at 1702 in Tucson, Arizona, served in a pint glass.
I got lucky and got served a pint instead of the 10 ounce pour the menu said I'd get. The beer arrived with a finger-thick head that was chewy looking and persisted well. The liquid was golden and copper with some light carbonation, plus had a bit of a hazy look.
Quite a bit of sweetness to this beer on the nose. There's a potent sweet malt aroma, fruity and citrusy hops and a subtler, resinous piney hops.
As the aroma led me to believe, this beer was sweet, very heavy on some berry-like, strawberry flavor. On the back end, I get the more resinous, spicy and piney hops. There's a thick mouthfeel to the beer and it's not until about mid-palate that the bitterness emerges, persisting until the finish. Supposedly this beer is ten percent ABV, but I'd never guess.
I found this beer delicious, but not particularly hopped up and aggressive as I'd expect from an Imperial IPA. Still, I liked the sweetness and the berry flavor and armoa that aren't common in the style.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 04:13:06 | More by ONovoMexicano
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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