Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.33/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: A finger+ head of bright white head formed with the appearance of soap bubbles, fine ones on the bottom and larger mixed sized resting on top. The beer is a woody dark orange color with great clarity, no sediment, just a consistint stream of bubbles rising to the top.
S: Big complex hop aroma with lots of depth going on. Kiwi and guava fruits with tree sap and over rippened grapefruit to name a few. A touch of honey like aroma coming through, no real malt nose detected.
T: Pungent tropical fruit bitterness, ripe with the guava, mango and grapefruit flavors. Slight oniony character towards the middle. The sweetness of the honey comes through but melds well with the fruit flavors from the hops. A big burst of more hops seems to evolve at the end with the pine and tree sap flavors. Balance is on the hop side (of course..). Maybe a hint of boozyness but overall very drinkable.
M: A moderately big body on this bad boy for an IIPA. Carbonation is middle of the road, perfect for the style. A little alcohol warming can be felt after a few sips. Relatively clean finish but some lingering hop oils cover the tongue keeping you wanting more.
O: A pungent complexly hoppy IIPA, drink it fresh and its a great beer. I don't understand the folks that age this... its an IPA those hops are going to drop out in a flash. Drink it!
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 01:14:14 | More by guityler83
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