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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

11,076 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,076
Reviews: 3,316
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,250
Gots: 2,287 | FT: 73
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004

Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell's Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell's repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
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4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass, gives a finger of head that settles quickly to a small cap and lots o' lacing. Gives a golden-orange glow, little carbonation. Floral grapefruit and tangerine, some sweetness (maybe the honey), malty. No hint of booziness. The wife, who hates IPAs, takes the first sips and is liking it. No piney flavor for her (what she hates) and some booze on the taste, readily apparent it's 10%.
For me, I have sweet citrus upfront, definite booze bite on the end. Warms as it goes down. Oily mouthfeel, thick and delicious.
This is my second year with Hopslam. I didn't take notes last year and I wish I did. If I remember, I'll have to come back and edit with an update to see if the experience is the same next year.
For now, I'll just say this is one of my favorite DIPAs.

Photo of rypkr
3.57/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

"Outlier detected. Justify a rating"

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.02/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't get the honey and I felt like the hops overpowered the citrus. This was still really good, but not my favorite.

Photo of Dizzy242
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mwmeunie
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveCarrozza
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buckslayer50
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had a bottle at JP Henley's, oh my god, everything I could have imagined and more. This one very much lives up to the hype for me

Photo of papajohn56
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaffy22
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Inglum515
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LewisJCorcoran
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MammothTarantula
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertH50
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KobraKai
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wjawde
3.27/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The taste is very sweet and boozy. Too much alcohol taste and too sweet for a dipa.

Photo of TonyFrac
4.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SDDLSK
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chiefbender
4.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RayReed522
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RandyBroyles
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jebrew
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,076 ratings.