Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.33/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Drinking as I write this. Just received in the mail.
A- Clear and golden orange, with very little head to speak of
S- A big shot of hops, and then nothing. It's as if the hops evaporated or something. It doesn't smell bad, it just doesn't smell like anything anymore. Maybe I should have gotten it colder (it's at "belgian" temperature right now). I just a trace of hops and some floral aromatics from the malt. I want to believe that I can smell the honey.
T- This is fantastic. There is obviously a ton of hops in this thing, but they work together very well. I get peach and apricot flavors. Pineapple. Some rum and honey flavor. I guessing that there are either some English or Noble hops in here somewhere, because I'm getting a little bit of grassy, earthyness on the tail-end. But in a good way. The flavor lingers for a long time. I'm sold.
M- The body is totally standard, if not a little light for this style.
D- This is a fantastic, easy drinking hop-bomb. complex and flavorful, but not as harsh as many lower ABV IPAs out there (Lagunitas, I'm looking at you, pal). I could probably drink six of these easy... which is a frightening prospect at 10%.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2009 20:39:06 | More by goatxpower
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