Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by tharper:
3.6/5 rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
O.K. here we go:
S - Oops I just ran over a case of grapefruit while I was mowing my lawn
T- sticky sweet grapefruit meets everclear
M - dry but resiney and my tongue still hurts
O- Alright I am a brewer with a ridiculous contract for Amarillo hops. I decide to make an over-the-top DIPA and let the craziness begin. 10% abv - but still with a final gravity in the 1.020 range- with the honey o.g. must've been in the 1.120 range. Mash around 150 please.
Sorry, I digress. This is like a Mitt Romney tax rate. Too much cash and the rest of the world can just suck it.
I drank one, o.k.that was extreme,. I drank two. I'm fuzzy. I split one with some DIPA homebrew - that was still pretty sweet. Split it 33% TO 67% HopSLAM to Homebrew DIPA- no need to dry hop ever again . . .
I wonder if the Amarillo hops quota and supply would even out if we would stop paying $20 a sixer for this.
Stop the madness and allow a bit of subtlety please. Someone else might like to use some of the amariillo supply.
Aargh! pirate retort.
Still on the pliny train.
Serving type: can
01-27-2012 04:31:49 | More by tharper
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip. This was bottled on 01/28/14 so is about a month and a half since bottling.
Appearance: Pours straight amber with a half finger of sticky white head, that slowly fades to a rim around the glass.
Smell: Resin, honey, citrus, "tropical" hops, hint of pine, malts. Big "dank" quality as well. Definitely hop forward; nice and pleasant.
Taste: Really restrained for a 10% DIPA. Honey, resin, citrus, mango, pine, pineapple, malts. Nice IPA flavors blended well together. Slight alcohol on finish.
Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Finish is a bit bitter with just a dash of heat.
Overall: Very drinkable for 10%. Nice hop flavors. Very well put together. I would definitely go to this one pretty often if it were in my area.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 23:16:09 | More by Resuin
4.4/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Hopslam pours a clear yellow/orange with a moderate sized creamy white head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving a thick layer of lace on the glass.
The aroma is loaded with tropical fruit, pine and some earthy hop notes. A touch of caramel malt is also present. I had an expectation of a strong hop aroma and was surprised with what I found.
Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor begins with tropical fruits, like mango, coconut and pineapple. Sweet caramel malt lingers throughout and nicely balances the hops. It finishes moderately bitter with an earthy, grassy hop funk. Once gone the malt sweetness and tropical fruit lingers on the palate.
This 10% beer hides its abv well. It's a sipping beer, but each sip goes down quickly. The great mouthfeel and balance of hops and malt make this a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 22:04:00 | More by WanderingFool
4.46/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Not uber fresh, bottled January. ChurchKey in DC. From notes.
A - Poured hazy dark golden with a thick off white head of two fingers. Great lace rings and a half finger retention.
S - Pungent hops, honey, dank, melon, pine. Quite nice.
T - Woah. Big pineapple core, pine, lot's of citrus, honey, bread, gripping with lot's of resin. Excellent stuff. A bit floral and some boozy, syrupy fruits come out later.
M - Good carbonation, full body, nice honey and bitterness to finish with some booze.
O/D - This is legit. Lives up to the hype for sure. So flavourful, complex, and lovely to sip. Not as easy drinking as Heady Topper, but they're different styles of DIPA. Lovely in it's own right.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 12:25:32 | More by tbeckett
Bell's Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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