Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by tjkinate:
4.3/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to my buddy Jimmy2282 for this one.
A: Single fingered, soapy white head that displayed ok retention settling to a thin soapy film atop the beer while leaving very little lacing behind. It has a slightly cloudy orange and slightly amber body that is a real beauty to look at. Just wish the head could have been better.
S: Lots of pine with some biscuity malts to tone down the punch of floral hops. Lovely honey notes poke through on the backend with a fair amount of citrus.
T: Talk about a lot of flavor. Floral pine with potent hops are the breakout flavors. Citrus and honey make up the middle, but aren't too strong to overshadow the bitterness once the hops return and dominate the backend.
M: Medium bodied, slightly under carbonated, but by no means unpleasant.
O: A great beer from a brewery I wish I had easier access to. I have recently heard that Bell's is planning to expand distribution to Texas, but I'm not holding my breath.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2012 23:33:50 | More by tjkinate
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4.81/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a dark honeyburst color with a medium sized white head that has great retention and lots of lacing.
Smell is of floral hops, honey, hints of citrus, and a sweet toffee .
Taste is sweet up front with honey and a bite of grapefruit, combined it is nice. As if moves through the palate, the alcohol shows up and reminds you this is 10% and finishes with punchy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit on the oily side, smooth, fairly heavy and even has some creaminess to it.
Overall, an awesome Imperial IPA that you have to make sure and get each Winter before it's sold out.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 02:20:13 | More by HuskerTornado
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,482 ratings.