Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.53/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Hopslam's in town. Take a vacation day.
This does not quite live up to the expectations or hype...yet it comes damn close.
Look is a handsome deep orange but with no head. Quite a lot of film on the glass. Hazy. Looks volatile.
Aroma, a rich ripe fruitbowl of fresh pineapple and grapefruit,a wee bit of apple,like the old style Grimes Goldens. Theres a bit of caramel too.
Flavor Yum! Definite weave of Pineapple and Grapefruit all crispy and fresh ( it just hit town a couple days ago) with traces of the malt side. The malts are slightly toasty,caramel-toffee but are the backup band here.
The honey appears as a subtle element of the finish with a note of pine. Real interesting how the pine + honey are so delayed,then step forward as the fruit leaves the stage.
Mouthfeel This is real good for an IPA or DIPA,pretty full and creamy,enough heft to match the zip and zing of the hops Hopslam also wins for aftertaste which has a long linger yet is not too strong.
Drinkability...Maybe the ABV is a bit of a limit,and the price is rather high,plus there's availability,plus it's a beer best very fresh....but..it's a beer you don't want to quit. Looking at the empty...hurts a little.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2011 05:58:42 | More by rembrant
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