Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by kevanb:
4.35/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
It pours a dark straw, honey color with a nice finger of white bubbly head on top. Nice cloudy texture, but no noticeable sediment or hop residue floating in the glass, a bubble or two rising to the top of the glass. The aroma is great, big citrus character, grapefruit, lemon zest, some pineapple, and a nice amount of pine makes its presence known. Alcohol is definitely present, tingles the nose ever so slightly, a faint biscuit aroma is there as well. Bitter hops greet your tongue right off the bat, grapefruit is there, big pine notes, much more pronounced than the aroma leads on, a big sweetness from the honey comes through that plays well with the natural sweetness from the higher levels of alcohol. Faint biscuit is again at the finish, but this is a bitter hop monster, but that dash of sweetness really helps this one, it goes down so easily. Very crisp body, much bubblier and zingier than the appearance leads on, yet still has a big wet punch to it.
Verdict: This is a slam dunk from Bell’s, and with a year round beer like Two Hearted, it comes as no surprise. Big bitter hops with a nice sweetness that makes this one go down dangerously fast for 10% ABV.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2012 05:20:02 | More by kevanb
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4.43/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Had been looking forward to this beer for several months and was able to find it at a Whole Foods in my area. The store kept this beer in their backroom with strict limits per customer. Now I know why.
Great pour with noticeable head. Slightly hazy caramel color.
Immediate strong hops presence and followed by slightly sweet after taste.
Hints of banana and caramel.
Waited a long time for this one and was not disappointed. I should have found a way to buy more since now it appears I have to wait till next year for more.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 05:16:44 | More by bruinhoppy
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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