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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

11,363 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,363
Reviews: 3,380
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 2,286
Gots: 2,460 | FT: 76
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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Ratings: 11,363 | Reviews: 3,380
Photo of devin305
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KT123
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of misterpinstripe
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Awolter
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Prominent honey taste. Not terribly bitter, but has a citrus bite. Well balanced, delicious.

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of laketang
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Honey came in right at the end ,just right.

Photo of Eternal218
4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cjelden
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I honestly was worried the hype would kill this beer. But it's a beautiful beer to taste. 10 minutes after pouring the bubbles are still rising. The aroma is very nice and fresh. It tastes so balanced and feels oh so crisp. An amazing IPA.

Photo of Stevecoop86
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Full IPA flavor with light bitterness yet smooth and pleasant aftertaste.

Photo of Dumsboa09
2.74/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Personally not hoppy enough to justify it being so sought after

Photo of Ghostman25
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scooby092477
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VTCombi
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KurtE
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mnmich7662
2.95/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Way too hoppy for my liking

Photo of Paponetti44
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ashleylake
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has to be a got to get when its out, I buy it and drink it..no holding this one.

Photo of Kittykat221
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of peachesncream
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OlManMarley
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skindog22246
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoss76
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mickyge
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice kick taste of honey and citrus

Photo of jpcamp
4.02/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,363 ratings.