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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,384 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,384
Reviews: 3,108
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 1,737
Gots: 1,329 | 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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dpasotti

Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Super-fresh Hopslam pours a slightly hazy beautiful bright golden-orange. Small but dense off-white head leaves fat, sticky lace rings. Amazing aroma of clean bittersweet citrus bursts out of my Piraat tulip. Up close, there's a nice mix of tropical and citrus fruits, resiny pine, and candy sweetness. "I say this with a staunch record of unblemished heterosexuality: It's fabulous."

Tropical fruit and pine step up on the palate with citrus in back. Simcoe is not trying to hide -- intense characteristic spicy pineapple dominates. There's also mango, grapefruit, orange, and apple. A little flavor from the honey, noticeable alcohol (especially apparent with food) and an excellent slightly sweet malt backbone round things out. Solid punch of bitterness, but nothing even a drive-by hophead couldn't handle.

Carbonation is moderate, which helps keep the fairly hefty, oily body in check. There's nothing I can criticize about this beer without absolutely nitpicking. Hopslam is amazing beer. I think a word that sums it up perfectly is "focused." One of Larry Bell's finest offerings and a landmark double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 01:40:40 | More by dpasotti
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 9,384 ratings.