Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by dejrrma:
4.5/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
$2.50 per 12 oz bottle at The Beer Growler (Avondale location) and $17 (with tax) for a six pack. Bottled 1/10/12 (printed on back label). Poured into a snifter.
This was the first time I had hopslam. Let me start by saying that I was initially a little disappointed. Although the beer was good, Founder's Double Trouble blew me away more. I was lucky enough to get 3 six packs and a couple of extra bottles (totalling around $57). About half of the bottles was cloying and boozey and not as hoppy as I expected. However, someone suggested I let them sit for a week more or two. The results were amazing. That boozyness was gone and though the delicious honey was present, it wasn't overpowering the hops. It also enhanced the smell to where I could detect more aromas.
a- hazey orange color, a 1/2 inch of head that maintains for a while, and some thick lacing that eventually slides off.
s- honey (so much honey!), strong citrus (grapefruit), lemon zest, hops, and a good deal of mango as well. really strong aromas coming through from this one, and i can smell it from a foot or two away.
t- hoppy and bitter at first, lots of citrus that persist and some pine. pretty good malt background, and finishing with a soothing honey (incredible!) aftertaste.
m- creamy and medium bodied. resiny, and leaves the mouth dry. all the flavors just soak the palate. the 10% abv is not very apparent, but i feel some of the boozyness as it goes down.
o- highly enjoyable beer, and i would definitely buy again. i'm really excited that i got the chance to try it.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2012 01:52:04 | More by dejrrma
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