Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by micromaniac129:
4.2/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a honey orange color. Clear with low carbonation. A vigorous pour produced about a fingers worth of foamy head which in turn receeds quickly to surface film inside a foam ring. Good lacing.
Hops are definitely the main event here with aromas of pineapple. Citus hops follow. This is the best part of the beer.
The taste is balanced nicely with a solid malt backbone. Sweet malts and honey make for a very sweet tasting beer which you'll need for this is guite a bitter bite. Hops have a taste of citrus and floral but there not very aggressive.
This is a bitter beer with the flavor of the hops being in a secondary roll.
With everything going on with this beer it presents itself as being thin and even watery.
I would expect a fuller beer.
Finishs dry and bitter with the bitterness lingering well into the aftertaste.
A big bold beer with a big bold alcohol presence
that would limit the amount one could drink at any one sitting.
I like hop flavor more then the just hop bitterness so personally I would like to see the flavor raised a bit to complement the bitterness and sweet malts.
A good beer not stellar.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2011 13:37:09 | More by micromaniac129
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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.