Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by dborginis:
4.5/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Picked this up on a business trip. With the high ABV, the little hotel glass worked perfectly! Pours with just about no head. Very clear copper. Could be confused for a similar amount of whiskey.
Smell is of sweet citrusy hops and metal. First sips is very welcome. I needed a hop fix and this hit the spot. Citrus hops flavor is first and strongest. Also in there is the strictly bitter hop flavor, in the aftertaste, or if you really pay attention past the citrus. Rounding it out is the sugary honey flavor. Even though there was no head, carbonation is spot on.
Drinkability: I may be getting a false sense of comfort here because I had a big dinner, but not feeling it too badly yet. Even with all this flavor, I'd like a lower ABV. A few bottles are great, but I'd rather stock up on Nugget Nectar since it has a lower ABV.
Is it better than Pliny the Younger? As far as I can remember, very similar to me.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2010 01:59:14 | More by dborginis
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