Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.58/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours into the goblet with a slightly hazy gold and a thick foam. The tiny tight bubbles are layered with a few larger ones. They collapse from nearly an inch thick to an eighth inch table. Good, but noting exceptional.
Smell is citrus hop dominated with that mead-like honey aroma floating underneath. The taste matches the smell perfectly, with a strong hop bite from start to the startlingly meadish finish. (It does have kind of a hoppy mead flavor, like a braggot, but overblended with an IPA.)
I love the way this feels, the malts surround the palate and the hops strike like a sword on the tongue. The honey notes linger for a very long finish.
I've had this on draft and have had many bottles. It never ceases to shock me to find that I have quaffed a 12 oz brew clocking in at 10% in less than five minutes. It is that drinkable. I can't recommend this beer highly enough.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2009 00:09:26 | More by pentathlete
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