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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

11,345 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,345
Reviews: 3,378
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 2,285
Gots: 2,457 | 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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Ratings: 11,345 | Reviews: 3,378
Photo of peachesncream
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OlManMarley
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skindog22246
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoss76
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mickyge
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice kick taste of honey and citrus

Photo of jpcamp
4.02/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grupatre
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

First dipa. Very grape fruity

Photo of Pazzy30
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brandon_beer
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit boozy but the honey helps balance that out, has sort of a toffee, caramel hint to it on top of the citrus, piney you expect in a IPA

Photo of Rafols
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.89/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is simply one of my favorite beers.

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle packaged on 01/11/15 poured into a snifter. A perfectly balanced DIPA, glad I finally got my hands on a bottle.

Photo of Thos2020
4.17/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Flatsskipper
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Probably the best APA I've had. Great flavor with a nice finish.

Photo of Belwar
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChewbaccaSD
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of caramel, toffee and vanilla on the nose (aside from the standard IPA pine and citrus). Far maltier than I expected. Balanced. Very impressive.

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.79/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JanusMax
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious. Wow the flavor just delicious.

Photo of jbh26
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sliprk314
3.57/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

For all of the hype this beer gets, I do not get it. I have had a lot of great beers from Bell's but imo I would pass.

Photo of Brensol
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Figoeric710
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,345 ratings.