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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

9,395 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,395
Reviews: 3,108
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,743
Gots: 1,333 | FT: 43
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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zachary80

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

11-24-2011 21:25:38 | More by zachary80
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-24-2011 20:44:34 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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gbbass16

Missouri

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.

Second review

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
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BumpkinBrewer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-24-2011 05:02:47 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

11-24-2011 01:33:18 | More by PEIhop
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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -33.2%

11-23-2011 23:25:19 | More by spoonhawk
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 23:06:15 | More by mdillon86
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 21:02:14 | More by GRG1313
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Jips

Kansas

4/5  rDev -10.9%

11-23-2011 18:27:27 | More by Jips
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Rick0685

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 18:10:21 | More by Rick0685
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amstelcat

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 15:56:16 | More by amstelcat
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GHeinze89

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 06:52:30 | More by GHeinze89
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CardShark

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 04:11:34 | More by CardShark
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deskim

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

11-23-2011 03:25:20 | More by deskim
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Listers

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

11-23-2011 03:15:49 | More by Listers
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strangefate

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 00:30:18 | More by strangefate
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zchall23

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 00:08:32 | More by zchall23
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AshleyMiller

Vermont

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
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pocwolf

Michigan

4/5  rDev -10.9%

11-22-2011 21:53:02 | More by pocwolf
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

11-22-2011 16:08:22 | More by thewimperoo
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-22-2011 15:52:59 | More by pavpav12
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nopucophop

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-22-2011 14:30:23 | More by nopucophop
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redblacks75

Iowa

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-22-2011 13:12:20 | More by redblacks75
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-22-2011 07:01:59 | More by Beertracker
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pirmannt1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-22-2011 05:20:12 | More by pirmannt1
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,395 ratings.