Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.03/5 rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Sampled three bottles from a sixer in Michigan bottled on Jan. 9.
A: Nice, golden IPA, nice head with minimal lacing. Pretty much what you look for, but nothing spectacular.
S: Nice citrus hops, but a bit faint for my liking. Pales next to Lagunitas Sucks, for example.
T: Big and sticky and lacking in complexity. I get no honey at all, and the hops just don't come together in any interesting way. It stuns me that many have rated this higher than both Younger and Elder, each of which is significantly superior. I am impressed with how successfully the high ABV is hidden.
M: A bit thin. Good carbonation, nothing to write home about.
O: A good solid DIPA, but nothing to write home about. I'm from Michigan, so I was ready to have my socks knocked off. I can only conclude that anyone rating this above the best west-coast IPAs, Heady Topper, etc., have never had any of those fresh. This just isn't terribly special. Disappointing.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2012 22:14:45 | More by drgarage
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