Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by demuzik:
4.18/5 rDev -6.9%
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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4.81/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a dark honeyburst color with a medium sized white head that has great retention and lots of lacing.
Smell is of floral hops, honey, hints of citrus, and a sweet toffee .
Taste is sweet up front with honey and a bite of grapefruit, combined it is nice. As if moves through the palate, the alcohol shows up and reminds you this is 10% and finishes with punchy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit on the oily side, smooth, fairly heavy and even has some creaminess to it.
Overall, an awesome Imperial IPA that you have to make sure and get each Winter before it's sold out.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 02:20:13 | More by HuskerTornado
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,482 ratings.