Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by eclipse54:
3.98/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy copper/gold color with about a finger’s breadth of pure white, bubbly head. The bubbles linger for a few minutes before settling to confluent patches of large bubbles around the surface of the liquid. Scattered strands of lacing decorate the glass. The aroma is of grapefruit/orange citrus, honey, cane sugar, wet earth, a bit of lemongrass, and subtle white pepper. It tastes of various citruses - primarily grapefruit and lemon rind - alongside a predominant honey flavor. Cane sugar, grass, and some earthen/peppery hops round it out. Mouthfeel is lively, but slightly more viscous than many other DIPAs, perhaps due to the honey. It has a wet, resinous finish as the bitter hops linger; a bit of warming alcohol is noticeable right on the end.. Overall, the honey adds a unique dimension to this big beer that hides its alcohol very well. The honey isn't entirely to my liking, but it is a very well executed beer none-the-less.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 01:21:19 | More by eclipse54
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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.