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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

9,499 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,499
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,761
Gots: 1,360 | FT: 43
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.

(Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004)
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle received in trade with SirSketch...Thanks Zach! Batch 9470 - about 3-4 weeks since bottling. Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a beautifully clear, amber gold color with a cap of dense off-white foam, about 1 finger high. Good retention, holding for a minute, eventually falling to a thin layer with a nice, thick collar.

S - Tons of fruity citrus in there. Bright and citrusy. Tons of fresh oranges, some tropical fruits, a touch of grapefruit and a some on the fringes. Not much for malt in the aroma. Great smelling beer.

T - As expected, lots of fruity hop flavors. More grapefruity in the flavor than the aroma. Still a good amount of orange and tropical fruits. Not much in the way of pine flavors. A distinct honey sweetness is everywhere in the flavor...doesn't overpower the hops, but adds a nice twist to the usual DIPA. Definitely a bitter beer, but again, it isn't really an all out assault on the taste buds...really pretty well "balanced"...hard to say as this is such a hoppy beer, but the hops just stand out above everything else, but also have a way of blending to create an overall appeal.

M - Very light in body for a beer this high in alcohol...actually seems to be close to watery in feel. Carbonation is medium...seems just right for this beer. Bitterness from the hops leaves a little bit of a tingly feeling behind after the swallow.

D - Every time I drink this beer, I think..."there is no way this is a 10% beer"...and I still say that. This is just such a full flavored, citrusy, hoppy beer - and combined with the thin body, just goes down so fast and easy. Feels like a regular IPA...never had many of these back to back, or I might change my opinion, but this just might be the easiest drinking high alcohol beer I've ever had. Definitely dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 23:42:45 | More by portia99
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,499 ratings.