Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by micromaniac129:
4.2/5 rDev -6.9%
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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4.46/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Not uber fresh, bottled January. ChurchKey in DC. From notes.
A - Poured hazy dark golden with a thick off white head of two fingers. Great lace rings and a half finger retention.
S - Pungent hops, honey, dank, melon, pine. Quite nice.
T - Woah. Big pineapple core, pine, lot's of citrus, honey, bread, gripping with lot's of resin. Excellent stuff. A bit floral and some boozy, syrupy fruits come out later.
M - Good carbonation, full body, nice honey and bitterness to finish with some booze.
O/D - This is legit. Lives up to the hype for sure. So flavourful, complex, and lovely to sip. Not as easy drinking as Heady Topper, but they're different styles of DIPA. Lovely in it's own right.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 12:25:32 | More by tbeckett
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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