Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 9,498 | Reviews: 3,109 | Display Reviews Only:
1.78/5 rDev -60.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
undetectable nose gives way to four loko syrup and and little, simple bitter. watch out miller high life, we found out how to replicate your bite and it only takes six hops.
my friend said hopeslame is teh beaster's knees but now he's gone and he's not coming back.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 16:25:16 | More by underwater_
2/5 rDev -55.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
a - pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with no head to speak of.
S -orange bitters, lots of alcohol and hints of hopslam's citrus glory.
T - incredibly barleywine like with overwhelming alcohol and a harsh biting bitterness that cloys to the back of the throat.
M - mouthfeel is overly rich, biting and slides down the throat like slime.
Overall, avoid the cask. What is amazing in bottles and life changing on tap is actually awful to drink.
Serving type: cask
03-30-2011 23:11:16 | More by mwa423
2.33/5 rDev -48.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
Obviously a very hoppy beer. Can smell and taste the hops instantly. Opaque golden in color with a good size head. Hints of both citrus and wheat could be tasted in this beer. Very high alcohol content, but almost can't taste it due to the other strong flavors. This beer was a smooth beer to drink. I enjoy hops but this beer just had too much for me.
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2014 00:59:59 | More by sween100
2.4/5 rDev -46.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
12 ounce bottle.
Batch #9470, bottled in December of 2009.
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with light white lacing.
S: Aromas of melon and hops are prominent.
T: Melon and other citrus flavors show up, but they are absolutely dominated by the hop bitterness and alcohol burn, which linger.
M: Medium bodied and sticky with very high carbonation.
D: This is not a very drinkable brew, imo. Knowing this was a hop bomb, I tried aging it about 9 months, and it's been 8. That didn't help this brew one bit, as the hop profile STILL annihilates any semblance of a malty balance, and not to my liking. After having and enjoying beers like Ruination and Arrogant Bastard, and even any of the DFH DIPA's, I feel like all of them are very well balanced, but this was not. Bad batch perhaps, but I have been unable to find any indication of the sort. Note: compared side by side with DFH 90 Minute and Double Trouble, both of which showed balance in comparison.
2/26/11 Edit: After going through a fresh six pack, I feel like the beer was a bit past its prime when I initially rated it, but I feel like the beer still suffers from a lack of balance. I tasted a lot of honey rather than melon, but the honey never blends well with the hop character and the malt bill is just not enough to keep this beer from being overly harsh. At one point, I compared this to a Troegs Nugget Nectar, and the difference was remarkable: The NN tastes like a finished product while the Hopslam is still a mess.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2010 22:05:14 | More by stimulus
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,498 ratings.