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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

11,121 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,121
Reviews: 3,324
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 2,255
Gots: 2,319 | FT: 76
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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Photo of Mwmeunie
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of buckslayer50
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
4.05/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaffy22
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Inglum515
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LewisJCorcoran
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MammothTarantula
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertH50
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KobraKai
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wjawde
3.27/5  rDev -27%
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 +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SDDLSK
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chiefbender
4.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RayReed522
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RandyBroyles
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jebrew
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bouder32
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPA_Dude
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Qbdoo
3.97/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I finally got my hands on this.
Looks great, a murky golden hue. Unfiltered? I should check.
Intriguing scent. I don't want to say I smell the honey, but there's an odd sweetness that is not familar to me. Smells more barleywine-ish than DIPA-ish. Mouthfeel is its strongest quality. Dense and oily. Feels big. Taste is a bit of a puzzle for me. Not typical for a DIPA. Piney hops on the opening but a great deal on honeyed sweetness on the end. I really like it but feel like it gravitates toward an American style barleywine, which isn't a criticism. Overall, I can see why this gets so much hype, it's a great beer, but perhaps not as mindblowing as you would be led to expect.

Photo of smanson56
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Teddy_Hopper
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,121 ratings.