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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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8,828 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8828
Reviews: 3092
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%


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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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- gorgeous honey apricot amber. Warm and glowing. The superior looking off white head is solid and sticky and topped with a cluster of iridescent bubbles. Lace adheres in swirls and waves.

S- things are getting interesting. Ridiculously fresh hop aroma is fuming out of the tulip. It's all manner of pungent, sweet, herbal and fruity with mandarin orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, apricot, white raisin, pine, juniper, lemon, and thyme. Not sure if the sweetness in the aroma has anything to do with the honey or not, cuz the malt presence is strong up in this bitch. Cookieish sesame sweet and shortbread kinda like those apricot birds nest cookies. Some sandalwood and cedar as well.

T- big crunchy hop flavor up front, savory and herbal becoming fruity. Not so intensely bracingly bitter, but so fully hopped that the first few sips make me shake my head and shiver. Loads of orange and grapefruit and pineapple with resin and white flowers. Very soft honey flavor comes through near the end alongside an enjoyable dryness. Even at 10%abv, it's nearly impossible to detect any alcohol flavor, just a little heat on the swallow. Finish is like chewing on a hop flower. Thick full hop flavor with lingering bitterness.

MF- full creamy feel with tight rolling carbonation. More coating on the palate instead of super dry and alcoholic or sticky. Perfect pleasant feeling for such an aggressive IPA.

D- a lot of hype surrounds this beer and while it is pretty damn good, it doesn't blow me away. The honey is a nice addition.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 05:52:14 | More by hustlesworth
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4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
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Poured into snifter 1 finger of off white head

Golden clear appearance
Piny, grapefruit smell with a tinge of honey
Malty taste upfront then Piny Resinous hops then honey sweetness aftertaste
Some of the hops taste familiar some distinctly different and just a little dankness
Medium mouthfeel
Overall this is a heavyweight, high Abv, highly hopped
Not a high drinkability, definitely a sipper, being that it was difficult to find doubt i would go out of my way to drink again but if i found some sitting there id pick it up

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3.51/5  rDev -22%
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This beer is 10%ABV. Golden clear honey in appearance. Served in a snifter. A hint of fruittiness in this beer but lives true to its name and is extremely hoppy - HOPSLAM. Drinks very smooth for a beer with 10%ABV. I would certainly reccomend this beer to any avid beer drinkers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 15:04:36 | More by gogreen99
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
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12oz bottle bottled on 1/16/14 poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a translucent golden orange body, with an off-white 2 finger head. Decent lacing and retention.

S: CItrus and floral hops, some boozy sweetness.

T: Honey and citrus hops dominate. Along with some dank hops when i burp.

M: Crisp and bitter. Alcohol is fairly well hidden for the ABV.

O: Its alright I honestly don't see the reason for all the hype. I may get it on draft if i see it, but for $20+ a six pack its a bit steep.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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