Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.85/5 rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a tulip
A: Beautiful honey orange with a finger and a half of foamy white head. Head dissipates into a filmy white layer but clings to the sides of the glass
S: A boquet of hops--citrusy grapefruit and pineapple up front with some pine and an underlying malty sweetness to balance it out. Smelling this beer is almost as good as drinking it. The grapefruit aromas are even more apparent as it warms.
T: Similar to the smell--grapefruit and pineapple flavors first and foremost. There's some pine flavors in there along with a strong malt backbone that helps balance the beer. Wonderfully balanced with only a little bitterness at the end accompanying the grapefruit flavors. Again, the grapefruit begins to come through more as it warms.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation that accents the grapefruit characteristics very well.
D: Definitely a sweeter IPA, but that sweetness brings balance to the bitterness, making it one of the most drinkable DIPAs out there. Despite being 10%, there's no alcohol anywhere to be found in the flavor, making it very smooth.
Overall and amazing beer and more worthy of hype than many other hyped beers.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2011 20:02:20 | More by n2185
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