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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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11,095 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,095
Reviews: 3,318
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 2,254
Gots: 2,299 | FT: 75
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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Oh man this is a good beer. My friend texted me and said " you better get over there and get some Bells".

Man was he right!

Poured into tulip glass. The smell was wonderful. Sweet goodness.

The taste. Oh man. This is a double ipa ladies and gentlemen. Super sweet hops perfectly balanced.

This is one beer I will be buying again though expensive.

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear / Golden with a 1/2 finger head poured from a 12 oz bottle. Lacing dissipates relatively quickly.

Aroma: Grapefruit, spice, sweetness ( malt/honey), alcohol.

Taste: Bitterness with flavors of grapefruit, spice, pine, alcohol with some residual sweetness from the malt & honey.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied, smooth, mellow carbonation.

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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had to review this beer after trying it for the first time because I am not a hoppy beer/IPA guy but was blown away by this superb beer! Tried it in a sampler and promptly ordered a whole one.

The color was almost orange in hue, with a slight head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was fantastic! I could tell by the smell that I was in for a treat, because it wasn't overpowering in the typical way that very hoppy beers are to me, but instead gave amazing floral and citrus notes. Mouthfeel was substantial compared to a regular IPA, and I liked the body and slight malty sweetness, which quickly gave way to the hops. Whatever combo they use was enough to convert me, because it was intense and complex without the harshness of most beers with that much hops. I'm guessing a lot of late additions and dry hops. You'd also never guess this was 10% ABV. I never order IPAs or DIPAs, but from now on, when I see this on tap, that's probably what I'll get.

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,095 ratings.