Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.5/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a 6 pack for $16.99. Bottled on January 5, 2011. Poured into town hall snifter:
A - pour produces a nice egg shell white head about two fingers thick. It dies down to a nice white ring around the edges but still looks fairly thick. Nice golden amber color that is transparent. Sticky lacing and legs.
S - Nice fresh citrus hops and a bit bitter. Grapefruit, pineapple, mangos and a bit of melon. The pine comes in a bit but not as much as the citrus comes through. Smells delicious!
T - Pretty fresh tasting, but the whole citrus smells are a bit dulled in the taste. Still nice flavors of orange peel, a bit of lemon zest, pineapple and melon. The bitterness comes in toward the finish with nice, although slightly dulled, pine notes. A pretty solid DIPA but I kind of expected more citrus notes in the taste. If it tasted the way it smelled it would be just awesome.
M - A bit on the thicker side. This will come from the 10%. Its a little syrupy but still good. The hops in this one kind of dry out the mouth on the finish. The zest and carbonation are pretty well present and are quite nice.
D - A nice DIPA. I had this last year when it came out and thought it was awesome, but ever since then I've had a lot more DIPAs and have something to compare this to. Although I really like it, I think I was expecting a lot more. Don't get me wrong, this is a solid DIPA, its just that there might be some other ones out there that I might enjoy better (think Abrasive.) I recommend it to anyone who likes DIPAs, it is worth seeking out. Delicious and smells great!
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2011 01:52:25 | More by joshuaseresse
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