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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

9,395 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,395
Reviews: 3,108
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,743
Gots: 1,333 | FT: 43
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)
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 12/29/11. Consumed on 1/14/12. Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium tulip. Beautiful unfiltered hazy honey color. Nice head and nice lacing on the glass. The nose is very pungent. Notes of grapefruit and pineapple smack you like an oily fist.

Flavorwise, this is definitely something different. You get your typical tongue-bruising blast of hops accompanied by a nice bready, malty backbone, but the use of honey lends this beer a sweetness that distinguishes it. Some IIPAs may have a boozy, medicinal (unpleasant) sweetness, but this one has a creamy, caramel-like sweetness underneath all that bitterness. It's unlike any other IIPA I've had. I swear I could pick this one out of a blind tasting. The mouthfeel is oily and very firm.

This beer is everything it's cracked up to be. Is it the best IIPA on the planet? Honestly, I couldn't tell you. What I can tell you is that it is one of the best IIPAs on the planet. I'm very grateful that I live in an area that has access to this beer every January. It is an absolute treasure.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 00:45:08 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,395 ratings.