Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.1/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ultra-hoppy "Double IPAs" such as this appear to be all the rage in the USA nowadays. To my surprise, I rather enjoy this fad. I tried this fine example on tap at my favorite pizza pub, paired with a spicy pizza. The bitterness set off the spiciness quite well.
Appearance was pale yellow, a bit cloudy, with a good, albeit not very long-lasting, head.
Smell was quite noticeable; not surprising in a double IPA. Lots of hops and yeast to enjoy.
Taste was an explosion of noble bitterness, as well as a hint of crystal malt and an unusual piney aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was just fine, with the concentrated hoppiness detracting just slightly from the enjoyable texture.
As for drinkability, this brew will never be confused with Rolling Rock. But given its 9.3% ABV, a slight markdown in this category is almost an act of professional responsibility. :)
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2007 00:46:14 | More by travelfrog
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