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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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9,899 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,899
Reviews: 3,121
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,907
Gots: 1,490 | FT: 42
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:
Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.

(Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004)
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Would love to try this one again. The bottle I had shared from was well past its prime and the hops had definitely faded. Honey was still present and was balanced well.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 1.17.14. Drank 9.25.14. Poured into a tulip glass.

As a disclaimer, this beer was quite old. I had been saving the last of my six pack and decided that enough was enough. While its characteristics had changed, it was not enough to discard the review. It held up remarkably well.

A: Nearly clear, bright golden honey coloring. One fingers worth of fine, soapy, crystal white (peachy tint). Fades slowly to a thing cap and a moderate ring. Looks vastly different from other top notch DIPAs,

S: Peach, strong apricot, mild honey, piney resin, subdued hop aroma... especially for a 10% DIPA. Each component comes through with great clarity, usually it takes me some time to work through the aromas, Hopslam presents itself very clearly.

T: Yes. Yes, yes, and more yes. This will clean your palate... not a scorcher, but it provides a fresh cleansing as the powerful hop flavor rolls over your tongue, with wave after wave of honey, lemon, grapefruit, apricot, and sweet malt following along for the ride. Drool worthy.

M: Medium carbonation, creamy body, clean... but not dry. Leaves behind a fractional amount of hop oil and honey, just enough to keep you in a state of nirvana before grabbing the glass again. Once again, this is not a west coast style beer, this is a balanced midwest iteration, it is smooth from start to finish.

0: One of my personal favorite DIPAs. Has tremendous midwest IPA maltiness, a tremendous nose, a tremendous taste... a damn fine beer that is worth picking up whenever the opportunity arises. I rank this up with Heady, Double Sunshine, and Dreadnaught amongst the best of the style that I have had the pleasure of trying.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,899 ratings.