Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.83/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle opened by my friend and fellow beer collector Ryan B.
Bomb diggity bomb in all ways. Pours a dark orange/light brown. The smell is everything you would expect from this cult IPA. Lots of citrus fruit and sweetness. Mouthfeel was not overly thick but probably just about right. Taste literally blows up in your mouth with honey, other sweetness, and HOPS HOPS HOPS. Truly awesome and lived up to the hype on BA and from friends.
bottle dated 12/29/11
As amazing as I remembered. Same smell, mouthfeel and taste but this time though I am getting a lot more of the maltiness, which cinches it for me. Not sure if thats the freshness of this bottle (the previous review was of a bottle 6 months old). Hoppy Days Are Here Again!! Hoppy Hopslam Day!!! Thanks Bells for the beer and thanks to Binnys Downers Grove for helping me get some today!
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2011 19:13:01 | More by gbbass16
4.18/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
thanks to Chi81 for this extra. batch 10093, which was brewed in January 2011, so definitely past its freshness, but I heard this might still be tasty. poured into my stone snifter
a - concentrated urine yellow with a finger head that retains and leaves some nice sticky lacing
s - definitely get the honey in there, and grapefruit, apple, and even some brown sugar. the hops are definitely past their freshness, so the hop aroma is mellow
t - definitely honey mixed with plenty of hops. i'm surprised at how well the hops stuck around, probably due to their extensive dry-hopping on this one. not overly bitter, but the honey does mellow it out and provide great balance
m - medium to full bodied, still good carbonation on this one
o - for almost a year-old hop bomb, this held its ground nicely. curious if this is a shadow of its former self or what. will definitely have to seek this out fresh, but even 10 months old this is delicious.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2011 22:34:08 | More by AshleyMiller
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,395 ratings.