Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.26/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a delirium tulip. Pours a nice healthy copper color with a light creamy head. Slight sense of carbonation. Strong smell of hops, honey, passion fruit (maybe).
Taste is obviously sweet but with an assault of hops on the initial tasting. This subdues slightly as you get through the glass. Nice creamy mouthfeel that coincides nicely with the sweetness.
Very drinkable as there is almost no sense of alcohol (i'd imagine the sweetness goes a long way towards accomplishing this). For a 10%er, its almost dangerous how drinkable this is.
In total though, this beer has kind of become muddled in its place since I initally had it over 4 years ago. It's a good DIPA for sure, and at least somewhat distinct, but the pure volume of great (and much easier to get) IPA's currently in the marketplace make its place in the upper echelon of the style somewhat tenuous. To be fair though, if you come across it, give it a shot. I just wouldn't go truck chasing for it.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2013 13:57:07 | More by mechamifune
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