Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by msh4k3:
4.38/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The acclaimed Hopslam has arrived and me more then welcoming the end of the Hopslam season I've finally gotten my first taste!
12oz bottle served in over-sized wine glass
Packaged Date: 2/10/12
A. A bright orange a little cloudy. I dumped the bottle in practically less than a finger slowly fades into soap around the glass.
S. Smell of pine, biscuity malts, and all kind of citrus notes you're just waiting to get in on with an IPA!
T. Hit the palate with big bite of hops then, a bit of citrus rush from like grapefruits, followed by the malts. A bit dry compared to double trouble.
M. A bit of carbonation in this one, but pretty creamy. Warming of alcohol at the end to let you know this 10% beer!
O. Is this beer worthy of the praise of the beer gods? Yes! Is it the really that special? Probably not but still a damn good drink!
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2012 03:13:28 | More by msh4k3
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4.39/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a tulip shaped glass. Dated 1/10/14 so it's exactly two months old. I'm guessing most will say i need to have it fresher but this is the best i can do here in New Hampshire.
I thought it presented almost perfectly, creamy off-white 3/4 head, some lacing as i go. Hazy, dense copper color, very pretty. The smell is good but not what drives the beer, musty & funky with a hint of sweetness. The taste is bitter and hoppy, no real fruit presence. Not sure if it's the honey that slightly offsets the bitterness but it works non-the-less. Overall, this a bubbly, carbonated, hoppy happy beer. Their isn't even a slight hint that it's 10%, no boozy taste or smell. Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 22:48:13 | More by mjstacker
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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