Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.86/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Have had this a few times in past years but never got around to reviewing this. Bad oversight, as this is a GREAT DIPA. Pours a cloudy orange with plenty of carbonation evident and a two-finger head that gradually gives way to a foamy coating. Lacing is perfect evidence of each sip. Nose is overwhelming citrus (especially orange, grapefruit and lemon), but hints of honey are there as promised. Taste: The one disagreement I would have with Stone is that his is NOT a "biting, bitter, tongue buster," although elements of each descriptor are there. I find it actually much better balanced than that, the honey backbone probably doing the most to sorta' tame these very wonderful hops. Taste is at first dominated by the citrus but this is so beautifully balanced by the honey and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, and aftertaste is a sweet bitterness that is not overly cloying. Certainly, there is enough bitterness and dryness to satisfy DIPA fans but this is a VERY refreshing and crisp end to a very special beer. Come on, can't SOMEONE do this ALL YEAR? I LOVE this beer!
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2013 19:51:26 | More by regspeir
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