Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.7/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
355ml bottle purchased by my girlfriend at Beer World in Largo, Florida.
Appearance: bright amber-orange hue with a solid white cap and several dots of lacing on the tulip glass.
Smell: grapefruit, pineapple, flowery hops, lychee, tangelo, honey, and mango. The Centennial, Simcoe, and Crystal hops just smack you in the face. Simply the most pungent and aromatic beer that I've encountered.
Taste: big citric, bitter and pithy hop flavours with orange zest, grapefruit, lemon peel, lime, and a pleasant, tropical fruitiness (passion fruit, pineapple) upfront. Malt profile imparts caramel and honey with a bit of cookie dough mid-palate. Strong bitterness lingers in the finish, but it's kept in check by a malty sweetness. A truly beautiful symmetry of bold, balanced flavours.
Mouthfeel is juicy, smooth, and oily with mild carbonation. Tingly and acidic hop spice hits midway with a crisp and clean bitterness and some alcoholic warmth going down.
Overall, Bell's HopSlam is one of those special beers that you only come across once in a while. An unusually drinkable DIPA with way more character than the vast majority of beers that I normally drink. Pure deliciousness.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2010 18:27:46 | More by cratez
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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