Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by kels:
4.47/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint for review.
Appearance: Pours a very lovely honey apricot with highlights of ruby red. Good 1 1/2 finger white, fluffy head fades and retains at a skim and leaves tons of super-sticky looking lace behind. Moderately clear with a little carbonation visibly rising throughout.
Smell: Slightly toasted malt backbone supports strongly grassy and grapefruity hops with a bit of sweetness reminiscent of honey.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste is really well-balanced for the style. Sweet ruby red grapefruit pairs with a grassy, bitter hoppiness and honey-sweet maltiness that's a little toasty. Mouthfeel is filling, light and refreshing, and a stick film covers the palate after drinking. Alcohol is only slightly present in the aftertaste.
Drinkability: Really high. The flavors are really well-balanced and there's something for everyone in this beer from the toasty, grainy malts to the bitter hops. Really nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2009 12:47:34 | More by kels
More User Reviews:
4.81/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a dark honeyburst color with a medium sized white head that has great retention and lots of lacing.
Smell is of floral hops, honey, hints of citrus, and a sweet toffee .
Taste is sweet up front with honey and a bite of grapefruit, combined it is nice. As if moves through the palate, the alcohol shows up and reminds you this is 10% and finishes with punchy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit on the oily side, smooth, fairly heavy and even has some creaminess to it.
Overall, an awesome Imperial IPA that you have to make sure and get each Winter before it's sold out.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 02:20:13 | More by HuskerTornado
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,479 ratings.