Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by justintcoons:
4.43/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Golden orange with a short loose head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with low carbonation.
Tangerine, honey, peach, navel orange, apricot, papaya, and caramel.
Peach, apricot, tangerine, and papaya. Lighter notes of navel orange, pineapple, and lemon pith. Well balanced with a caramel and honey maltiness. Finishes with resinous pine sap, tangerine zest, and mango skin.
Full bodied, oily, smooth, sticky, and dry.
Well balanced while keeping a dry and bitter edge. Loads of hop flavor going on countered by a honey sweetness.
Bottled on 1/23/13, Consumed on 1/30/13
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Really hazy golden orange with a tiny white head that dissipates immediately.
Papaya, pineapple, tangerine, navel orange and lemon pith.
Sugar coated navel oranges, tangerine, lemon pith, papaya and pineapple juice. Caramel and honey sweetness mingle with a piney bitterness. Finishes with tangerine, orange zest, lemon rind and pine sap. Resinous pine and florals linger on.
Medium-full bodied, oily, slick, juicy, bitter and dry. Light-medium carbonation keeps everything crisp.
Tropical/Citrus bomb! Juicy with loads of hop flavor. Excellent balance achieved with the caramel malts and honey. Incredibly easy drinking at 10%.
There have been some criticisms about this year’s different batches so I've decided to re-review. The 1/23/13 is drinking fine in my opinion, although it does seem to be lacking a little flavor. This is still an awesome beer worth seeking out.
Poured into a snifter.
A: Pours an orangey gold with 1 finger of head that quickly vanishes. Very low carbonation and spotty lacing. Excellent clarity.
N: The orange citrus is out of control on this one; Navel orange, tangerine and clementine. Lemon, honey sweetness and caramel all back this up nicely. Hints of pineapple and papaya are also apparent. Very aromatic.
T: Pineapple, papaya and tangerine are upfront. Mid-palate shows deliciously sweet honey, rich caramel, lemon, orange cream and clementine. The finish is much like a juicy navel orange only a lot more bitter. Pine sneaks its way in there as well. The honey persists to linger.
M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, smooth, juicy, sticky and bitter.
O: This is a must try DIPA. Drinks incredibly easy at 10% and can be extremely dangerous. Alcohol makes no appearance. Amazingly juicy with both citrus and tropical fruits. The honey adds the perfect balance to this brew. This is Bell's masterpiece.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 15:14:41 | More by justintcoons
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