Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 9,548 | Reviews: 3,109 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by yemenmocha:
4.83/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Whoa! Silly me for only purchasing one six pack on the first visit. I'm a skeptic about hyped beers, but this one delivers.
Pours a very bright orangey-amber color with medium sized white cap that receds nicely to a good rim layer, with plenty of residual lace.
Nose is very bright with fresh fruit. Literally those nose on this compared to other DIPA's is like comparing fresh squeezed OJ to some generic brand made from concentrate. Fresh, citrusy, floral, a delight... While I get mostly orange and grapefruit there's also some miscellaneous tropical fruit that I can't nail down - maybe mango, pineapple, apricot perhaps.
On the palate I'm amazed at the honeyed & gently sweet flavors that start things off for the big hop flavors that follow. Although they're full-flavored, they're not overwhelming like a Double Bastard, for example. Just right for this style, IMO. Alcohol is masked relatively well and this is a delight to drink. Rating relative to style, this is probably the most drinkable DIPA I've had.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2010 00:53:47 | More by yemenmocha
More User Reviews:
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,548 ratings.