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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

11,109 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,109
Reviews: 3,321
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,254
Gots: 2,307 | FT: 75
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 mschrei
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bob_skywalker
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of meb3476
3.98/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MHoe
4.96/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Marko84
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Never poured into a glass so idk about look. Who cares about look anyway. This is just some immaculate...erm...stuff. Last year I held this in very regard, challenging the best of the best. Made it a point to secure a case this time. I've never had it's like. Call it a double ipa or whatever, the sweetness of honey makes this beer shine. February is a great time for those of us who look for non-winter-warmers, and hopslam is just that. Can't wait til july to have one outside. A question I always ask to beer folks is...'if you were on death row, and got to pick your last meal and the beer to go along with it, what would that beer be?' KBS, heady, etc. are the typical responses. Give me Hopslam. It is my #1.

Photo of liveforbeer
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woogidyboogidy
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dmandrick
4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlyssaMk22
4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Totally worth the 20 bucks for a 6 pack!

Photo of mwbbq
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewRivera21
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beard88
4.94/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vincentmass
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BenSparks34
3.79/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doomrain
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmdellafave
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danh53
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear, orange color pours with three fingers of head into a tulip glass. Nose bursts with pineapple, tangerine, honey, and pine. Taste is sweet citrus and honey up front with a bitter hoppy backbone and boozey finish. Mouth feel is sticky sweet syrup. I really enjoy the sweet, malty fruit character of this one, but I lose that a bit on the finish. As it warms the carbonation fades and the malt starts to overpower the hops. Getting more candied sugar and warm booziness. Its lacking a little in hop bitterness, but a really nice sweet IPA.

Photo of Unclerav
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jaimiebell
3.88/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josh32219
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bwags81
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,109 ratings.