Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by demuzik:
4.18/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a deceptive gold with a hint of amber; moderate to low head.
This beer is hoppy - surprised? The hops in this year's brew are varied giving it a complex hop taste, personally can't pick out the varieties used. Quite bitter though not strong on the pine; more spice, and brunt bitter on the tongue.
The honey traces across the tongue and the entire beer lingers in the mouth; if I didn't see it say 10% ABV on the bottle, I'd never believe it.
Last half of the glass/bottle finds it hop heavy, the seesaw heavily weighed on the hoppy side. To compare to others in the genre, I prefer Pliny for it's balance and pine-ey ness; this is definitely not a West coast beer, it makes perfect sense its a Midwest beer since I find it tasting somewhere in between Pliny and Dogfish Head.
Serving type: on-tap
02-19-2012 23:37:35 | More by demuzik
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4.43/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Had been looking forward to this beer for several months and was able to find it at a Whole Foods in my area. The store kept this beer in their backroom with strict limits per customer. Now I know why.
Great pour with noticeable head. Slightly hazy caramel color.
Immediate strong hops presence and followed by slightly sweet after taste.
Hints of banana and caramel.
Waited a long time for this one and was not disappointed. I should have found a way to buy more since now it appears I have to wait till next year for more.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 05:16:44 | More by bruinhoppy
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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