Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by jayhawk73:
4.88/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottled Jan. 9, 2012- Just at 2 weeks old at the time of review.
Pours a beautiful gold color with a nice one finger off white head. Really good lacing on the side of my snifter. Somewhat clear in appearance, and nice amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. The nose is amazing: pineapple, mango, orange, peach- very citrus oriented, and extremely well balanced. The taste even steps it up a notch. One drink and my palate screams for mercy.. thus the name 'Hopslam'. I get the citrus flavors, honey, slight malt in the background, and some other grassy/earthy hops. Amazingly, none of the 10% alcohol is evident at all. Just really well balanced and ultimately tasty. The mouthfeel is exquisite as well. It has the citrus/honey sweetness with some malt, and then the hops just wrecking your palate on the backside. Perfectly carbonated and executed. Overall, this is definitely one of my favorite seasonal beers- and favorite beers period. It's amazing, and I'm glad I still have five left in my fridge. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2012 20:20:21 | More by jayhawk73
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District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into Dogfish spiegelau glass.
First look is a light amber color with some haze. Smells very inviting with with floral honey and a citrus mix - I am going to say clementine and tangelo. Taste is very sweet - very prevalent organic raw honey. Still very tasty. Apparently this years release is not up to par when compared to previous years but I still think it is a great beer!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 22:35:33 | More by hops202
4.25/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at 1702 in Tucson, Arizona, served in a pint glass.
I got lucky and got served a pint instead of the 10 ounce pour the menu said I'd get. The beer arrived with a finger-thick head that was chewy looking and persisted well. The liquid was golden and copper with some light carbonation, plus had a bit of a hazy look.
Quite a bit of sweetness to this beer on the nose. There's a potent sweet malt aroma, fruity and citrusy hops and a subtler, resinous piney hops.
As the aroma led me to believe, this beer was sweet, very heavy on some berry-like, strawberry flavor. On the back end, I get the more resinous, spicy and piney hops. There's a thick mouthfeel to the beer and it's not until about mid-palate that the bitterness emerges, persisting until the finish. Supposedly this beer is ten percent ABV, but I'd never guess.
I found this beer delicious, but not particularly hopped up and aggressive as I'd expect from an Imperial IPA. Still, I liked the sweetness and the berry flavor and armoa that aren't common in the style.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 04:13:06 | More by ONovoMexicano
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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