Bell's Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.7/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Jan. 2011 release 12 oz. bottle into a Perfect Pint.
A: Three-finger, barely off-white head atop a clear, honey-colored body with a very few bubbles floating up through it. The froth head slowly putters out, with a bit of resinous webbing left behind.
S: Cascade hops all the way. A bit of pine tucked away in there, too, and perhaps a touch sweet on the nose. Hops win, here, and win big.
T: Not as bitter as I was expecting, but with a beautiful, rounded hop character that matches the nose exceptionally well. It's actually like eating a whole Cascade hop cone, but without the lingering, too-intense bitterness that entails. Perhaps a touch grassy--not sure if they wet-hop this at all. The malt is there just enough to let you know this is beer and not hop tea, and the alcohol is non-existent.
M: Just about right. Could use more carbonation to help it along...I like higher carbonation with well-hopped beers.
D: Very high. Can't tell it's this high ABV, and really captures the glory of hops. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2011 05:28:14 | More by wschmit
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