Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.13/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very nice looking IIPA, pours with a deep amber body, a solid 2 finger off white head that wants to stick around, a fine yet almost vigorously carbonated ale. Thickly laced, sticky clumps cling as if holding on for dear life.
Wow. I love the aroma of Two Hearted, and this one smells fabulous too. Big slam of tropical fruits smacked me in the face. Pineapple and papaya dominates the nose, with lesser hints of melon and citrus. The hops almost obscure the malty aroma of bread crust and caramel. Im starting to drool, and really looking forward to how something that smells this good tastes.
Another wow. Huge tropical blast of tangy pineapple and papaya, hint of honeydew, that transforms into a resinous bitterness similar to grapefruit peal, almost with a pine resin character. This hopslam occurs overtop of the rich malts, with their bread crustiness and a good slam of caramel sweetness.
A big, bad assed rich brew. Lingering hop bitterness and oiliness, almost strips the tongue and the roof of my mouth and goes all the way back to my throat. Not overpowering, as is almost balanced by the rich malts with noticeable caramel sweetness and full body. Enough fine and lively carbonation to keep this one from being cloying. Some alcohol warmth soothes the stripping hop bitterness.
Pretty easy and enjoyable to drink this one. More than one might be a challenge, but if this is the first beer of the night theres not much point moving on to something else. A good, maybe even ideal session brew for the IIPA loving hopheads. Not for those who dont like hops, this one definitely packs a hop slam! Glad i found this one, have been looking for it for a while. Will definitely drink again!
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2007 03:20:16 | More by demcorhip
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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