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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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Ratings: 8779
Reviews: 3087
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%


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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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass

A - translucent orange honey color. Poured cold, an inch or so of white head, a c Rowan retains throughout, pretty heavy lacing.

S - smells great. Some citrus, pine, dank musty hop smell.

T - kind of a one two punch of citrus oily hops and then piney bitterness right thereafter. Finish is smooth and sweet. Really well put together.

M - solid, low carb, oily, nice.

O - you can definitely sense the quality that's put into this brew. Everything very obviously fits together well. Not my favorite IPA by any stretch, but really nice.

Serving type: growler

02-09-2013 06:06:03 | More by Beerandboards
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Been wanting to try this for a couple of years now. Still can't get a bottle but got a growler filled today! Time to see if it lives up to all the hype.

Poured from a growler into a Westbrook tulip.

A: Beautiful dark honey/amber color. Slightly off-white, 2 finger, foamy head. Good lacing all the way down.

S: Amazing. Sweet honey, candied orange, floral/citrusy hoppiness.

T: It's starts off with sweet honey/caramel and the grapefruit and orange zest follows closely behind. From there you start to get some of the floral, hop bitterness that lingers right to the end where the malt comes back for one last go. The crisp, hop bitterness wins in the end though and is what is left on your palate.

M: Crisp. Good carbonation but not overdone. Medium mouthfeel.

O: I try not to buy into the hype, but it's hard not to with this one. It is a fantastic DIPA. I'm not the biggest fan of palate destroying, bitter IPA's, so the balance Bell's has created with this one makes this 10% DIPA very drinkable. It definitely leaves you wanting more, and I certainly understand the hype now. Unlike some DIPA's/IPA's I've had, this one is amazing from the first sip all the way down to the bottom of the glass!

Serving type: growler

02-01-2013 21:08:29 | More by FUwolfpacker
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jpro

South Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler from CBX. Poured into a Bell’s tulip...

A: Slightly hazed gold; cotton white, one-finger head; leaves some pretty heavy rings and patches of lace that fade, but look pretty strong for a 10% ale.

S: Tropical fruit is huge; heavy citrus rind and resinous hoppiness; picking out anything other than hops is tough; mostly just dank, stank hops.

T: Super-citrus; resiny; pithy grapefruit; maybe some honey sweetness on the end; really hoppy, but a touch sweet; no real alcohol presence; bursting with hop flavor.

M: Pretty dense mouthfeel, but not quite full; a touch oily; not as dry as one would expect; no alcohol heat; lower carbonation.

O: For a 10% double IPA, wow! Very drinkable and the ultimate hop fix; had this in the bottle a couple of years ago and it seemed much more harsh and hot back then; great stuff and I suppose worthy of the hype (I guess).

Serving type: growler

02-09-2012 02:59:44 | More by jpro
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biglobo8971

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

was served from a tap at Valley Tap
A - orange and vibrant, nice foam head, with ever present lacing.
S - tropical fruit, malt sweetness, small hint of bitter
T - a lot of the smell, wanted a bit more due to the hype, but was very present, and very enjoyyable.
M times 2 of the smell, lots of sweet tropical sweetness, small hint of malt sweetness, small hint of pine.
O - enjoyable, very enjoyable. But not in my top five.

Serving type: growler

02-08-2012 02:03:04 | More by biglobo8971
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler into a Deschutes tulip.

A: Nice light amber almost orange colour. 2 fingers of white head with nice tight bubbles, good retention and lacing.

S: Big citrusy grapefruit and orange peel notes. Slightly sweet (maybe from the honey). A touch of alcohol.

T: A very nice balance between the citrusy hop profile and the sweetness from the honey. A blast of citrusy hops up front and a smooth sweet honey flavor on the back end. Finishes with lingering bitterness. A touch of alcohol as it warms.

M: A very smooth DIPA! Maybe it's the added honey that gives this beer such a smooth mouthfeel. Hops and honey coat the mouth. Moderate body with light carbonation.

Overall this is a top notch DIPA. One of the best. Very drinkable for the abv. Very smooth with an excellent hop profile and balance. Worth seeking out if it's available. Tastes amazing on draft!

Serving type: growler

01-29-2012 23:05:14 | More by muletrane
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler purchased locally ($18.00), tapped yesterday, filled today. Remainder of what was shared with Wednesday tasting group. Poured into tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy gold; very small white head that drops very fast and leaves no lacing. No effervescence.

S: Very fresh & fruity -- grapefruit + apricot, pear + some resinous pine.

T: Delicious fruit -- melon, tangerine, pear; substantial malt backbone; slight build-up of bitterness; light alcohol.

M: Full, smooth & creamy; medium/heavy body and low carbonation; neutral finish; some warming.

O: Very complex and satisfying; remarkably balanced; each sip is a pleasure. Worth waiting for and something to look forward to in January.

Serving type: growler

01-26-2012 02:58:54 | More by bierbrauer
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JWU

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

as the previous reviewer, had this from a growler, purchased at The Fridge in Lancaster, PA today.

poured into a curved pint glass

A- A translucent gold with orange hints. Bright white fluffy head that laces well down the glass

S- I could sit and smell this all night. Very tropical, mango, pineapple, orange, grapefruit. The hop oil on this one just seems t jump from the glass.

T- Bell's works some magic to hide 10% so well. The taste is very similar to another brew I adore, Stoudt's Double IPA, but the honey is what makes this different. Taste very much follows the smell, gets a bit boozy on the end with a lingering hoppy bitterness that balances out the honey sweetness. Balanced. Very balanced.

M- light carbonation, a pretty creamy mouthfeel, with ample dryness to invite the next sip

O- A Classic Double IPA that eveyone should try.

Serving type: growler

01-07-2012 02:23:50 | More by JWU
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2011-01-06 in Columbia, PA in a growler from The Fridge 30 minutes ago.

A - Pretty clear, honey gold with a 1-finger white head and minor lacing into a nonic glass.

S - Honey, mango, pineapple, hop floral. A very inviting, soft and elegant smell. Doesn't flare your nostrils like a Heady-Topper but it is engaging.

T - Honey and tropical sweetness, crushed hop cone oils, citrus, light toast, floral hops, orange, pineapple, light astringent, citrus zest bitterness. The alcohol is evident but well-integrated and supportive. The aftertaste lasts-and-lasts with citrus bitterness, hop oils and some honey and citrus flesh sweetness and a light touch of malt to even things out a bit. Just a fabulous flavor.

M - Medium mouthfeel and light-medium carbonation. Smooth, resinous and lightly prickly.

O - There's a reason this has such a high rating. It's not in your face like some, it's not the most fragrant, but the balance, softness, mouthfeel and fabulous flavor put it way up there in my ratings.

Serving type: growler

01-07-2012 00:54:24 | More by Tucquan
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my sis and bro for this growler!!! Poured at fridge temp. into a pint glass.

A. Nice golden, slightly hazy body with a 1.5 inch fluffy off white head.Decent lacing and good carbonation.

S. Citrus hops and pine tons of passion fruit,mango, peach lots of pineapple awsome!

T. Citrus bite then moves to pineapple! I'm getting peach, mango maybe some banana. Carbonation cleans the pallet for a nice bitter after taste. I detect a slight bit of alchohol in the end also.

M. Nice medium heavy feel that coats the mouth nicely.

D. Really good considering the ABV but this will hit you like sledgehammer as my sister found out last night! This is one of the best DIPA's I have had to date, A must try!

Serving type: growler

02-28-2011 01:46:15 | More by Marty30
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow. I have looked forward to trying this beer for years and have finally had a mini-keg opportunity. Expectations were very high, and I'm surprised to say that they were exceeded.

An incredibly hoppy aroma, followed by the silky mouthfeel typical of a double imperial. Well balanced and complex taste that hid the 10% ABV frighteningly well. The honey flavour is front and center, while there are hops on every level of the palate, from start to beautiful finish.

Have only made one pilgramage to Bell's and obviously timed it incredibly wrong last summer. Will make every effort to find this beer in the future!

Serving type: growler

02-10-2011 00:38:05 | More by hopsolutely
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HOPPYKC

Kansas

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this Mini-Keg from Royal Liquor on 103rd and state line in Missouri. I want to thank the guy who gave me one of his couple kegs to enjoy. Hopslam Brew 2011 edition.

A- The appearance is a light golden to amber colored ale that pours smooth. Gave rise to about 2-2.5" of nice think and creamy white head that never seemed to die. Clear to see through showing medium signs of carbonation.

S- Amazing. Lots of fruity and grassy smells. The honey has such a great way of making the beer smell not so bitter; kind of evens the whole thing out. A nice grapefruit and citrusy aroma.

T- The taste is sweet and bitter mixed so well. I get a lot... a lot of citrusy almost resiny hops they coat my tongue. The honey is easily noticeable. Citrus plays almost as big of a role as the hops and honey i think. I think they add a third dimension to the brew.

M&D- The brew is a little think but perfect to drink. It actually keeps me right at pace with how a 10% ABV beer should be drank. It is too easy to drink this beer, the only thing that i hate is that it will soon be gone. Its a shame to drink it.

"Its like killing a unicorn.. with a bomb!" Pineapple Express.

Serving type: growler

01-22-2011 02:52:07 | More by HOPPYKC
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Gfunk720

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jason for this growler. Out of my DFH glass.

A- Beautiful amber color, with a healthy white head. The head retains extremely well, and bubbles dance up from the bottom of the glass.

S- Clean, crisp, sweet hoppy smell. Not terribly strong or complex, but well balanced. Piney, and touches of honey. A little booze too.

T- Beautiful balance of hops, and honey. Again, not the hoppiest beer or the most complex, but it's just so smooth and balanced. I get the majority of the heavy hop flavor off the aftertaste.

M- Beautiful. One of the best mouthfeels on an DIPA. It has just enough body, and a kick ass flavor.

D- I just plow through this stuff. I can't even tell it's 10%, as it's so easy to take huge gulping sips of.

Hopslam is something I now look forward to every year. Was happy to get a glass at the end of last summer to hold me till now. Can't believe we still don't get Bell's in CT =(

Serving type: growler

01-20-2011 22:52:43 | More by Gfunk720
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Of the thousands of people trying this I consider myself special getting an entire growler fill (felt I overpaid though spending 23.25 for the fill)

A - Stunning IPA color, bright golden light amber with a light head that does make for some bubbly lacing.

S - Not so much "in your face" hops smell but I did get pine and citrus with a very well placed honey.

T - I couldn't believe how light the flavor actually was. Harsh at first making me think the IBU's were around 70 or 80 my palate adjusted itself. After the second pour the honey and hops played a symphony on my tongue. The malt base being the most complex I ever seen I could barley detect the ABV unless warmed but in my experience it was best served cold. Amazing.

M - It was pretty hard to get a feel but mostly medium bodied even warmed it was still very drinkable.

D - Wow it was amazing and worth every penny (which I kept telling myself in a drunk state) I could never imagine killing off a mini-keg within a few days time because just 5 put me under. Still to date it was one of the most drinkable DIPA's I ever got my hands on. If you can find a sixer for under 20 bucks buy it. It will be worth every penny.

Serving type: growler

01-19-2011 16:21:17 | More by DrDemento456
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bballmj2k

North Carolina

4.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2012 Batch

Not as hoppy - maybe tastes and experiences with some great DIPAs over the past year have affected me.

Dominated by citrus but not as much honey or as smooth as I recall. Reminds me more of Maharaja - sticky, boozy and heavy

Still good but not earth shattering like my first time.

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2011 Batch

Nothing like first taste of HopSlam for the first review...

Growler filled at the ridiculously awesome Greenville Beer Exchange in South Carolina.

Gorgeous, golden honey color, streams of carbonation continuously coming off the bottom of the glass. Minimal head and lacing.

Sweet, indescribably fresh hoppy smell. Hints of citrus and honey, blend so well together.

First impression is an awesome hoppy "hit you in the mouth" feeling. Can't compare it to any other beer I've had. Malty sweetness takes over as the beer moves towards the back of the tongue, akin to DFH 90 minute but so much better....

Mouthfeel is moderate. Honestly this can be a bit overwhelming. The hoppiness can overwhelm (or maybe a Growler was too much), as can the sweetness if too much is consumed. Perfect degree of carbonation but the heaviness of the flavor profile can wear you down.

Scary drinkable. In no way feels like a 10% beer until you've had 3... Split the growler with a couple buds and easily could've had 2 more.

Was concerned the hype wouldn't match the beer but it sure did. Picked up a couple 6-packs and don't see them lasting very long. FIND THIS BEER!

Serving type: growler

01-16-2011 06:54:34 | More by bballmj2k
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scottyshades

Florida

4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler from the Greenville Beer Exchange for $18

A: Pours slightly hazed copper color with a small white cap. Retention is short

S: Tons of citrus, tropical fruits, honey, and pale malt. Well balanced and sweet

T: Tropical fruits, citrus (grapefruit and lemon), honey, pale malts, and a bit of alcohol on the finish. More bitter than I remember in bottles

MF/D: Viscous body, low carbonation, grapefruit finish

Serving type: growler

01-15-2011 19:32:35 | More by scottyshades
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mobyfann

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paid only $11.99 for a growler at Party Town in Florence, KY!

The beer pours a bourbon colored base with a moderate sized head and decent lacing effects. The aroma, well, it's hop heaven to keep it simple... moderate notes of honey and citrus; absolutely fantastic!

The overall experience of this beer is amazingly smooth for an Imperial IPA, the citrus elements of sweetness offset the massive hops and create a wonderful balance. The carbonation is minimal and its light-to moderate in heaviness. Session, session, session if you can afford it, the growler is an amazing experience!

Final Thought: This makes the top 5 of over 300+ beer reviews, that is saying a lot!

Serving type: growler

03-20-2010 01:21:54 | More by mobyfann
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seedsofchaos

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a growler filled with this nectar of the gods at Roof Brother's Spirits in Paducah, Kentucky. We promptly finished the entire growler in one evening. :P

A: Appearance isn't this brew's strong suit but that's not to say that it doesn't look great. Pours a classic amber with some heavier hints of oranges and reds. Carbonation is pretty spot on and active but this was predictable as we just had it bottled from the tap only hours earlier. Head was small with decent retention and lacing but I believe the head only suffered due to the pour from the growler itself.

S: The smell is of grassy, piney and DEFINITELY grapefruit/citrus hops. This is a grapefruit bomb in the nose. The scent is clean and to the point with carbonation showing off and pushing this hop perfume into your nostrils. Very nice!

T: One of the crispest beers I've ever had... It's clean and the malt backbone is in place just enough for the hops not to overwhelm. Low on the side of bittering hops, the taste is as if one squeezed the fresh juices of a just ripened hop cone into their mouth: Truly a blessing for a hophead! On tap (like in this growler), the honey is not as present which I attribute to the honey (sugar) not being allowed to ferment as much as it would during the bottle-conditioning of shipping... It's there, it's just not overstaying it's welcome. All in all, this is a fantastic tasting beer that every beer geek should drink whenever possible.

MF: Again, this is a clean and crisp beer with spot on carbonation. Smooth is the word of the day but "Nectar of the Gods" is the phrase of the day. :P

D: Not sessionable, unfortunately. If this thing was 7% ABV and not 10%, I would drink this non-stop... One of these on tap, though, already had given me a nice buzz... By three in I was floating and rearranging my entire livingroom. The "drinkability" of one of these bad boys minus the limitations of sessionability is phenomenal.

Serving type: growler

03-15-2010 17:52:34 | More by seedsofchaos
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wmthorne

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this growler fill from Roof Bros. in Paducah, KY.

Poured into a standard pint glass. Not an overwhelming number of carbonation bubbles in the glass but when I unscrewed the lid it had a nice pop. A decent amount of head given the low number of bubbles. Pretty good lacing after the first few drinks.

The hops scent boils up out of the glass upon pouring. It smells mostly like grapefruit to me. I like that.

First drink, more carbonation that I initially assumed based on the appearance. Pretty smooth for the amount of hops and I definitely get a little sweetness. (didn't realize it was honey)

I'm looking forward to finishing the growler today. The sun is shining a little and it'll be a nice companion for a nice hoppy beer.

Serving type: growler

03-14-2010 18:05:31 | More by wmthorne
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BillyBoysPie

Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a growler into a flute. I had a small portion at lunch - the rest is for some friends.

Transparent copper-gold with an eggshell colored head. Lots of lacing.

Rich hops - grapefruit, lemon, and a touch of the honey it's brewed with. A little bit of clean bitterness and pine. I can't wait to taste it.

Well balanced beer. The strong hop flavors aren't out of control and contain a great depth, and the honey keeps the hop flavors from being too bitter but doesn't make the beer cloying. Grapefruit, and lemon zest begin the beer, moving into honey flavors. The pine and traditional hop flavors finish the beer with a clean bitterness.

Spot on for a really well balanced DIPA. There are other beers trying to be stronger and more meaty, but this beer passes these up by far - and raises the bar on them. I'd say skip beers like the 120 IPA and stick with this. It's loads better.

Serving type: growler

01-21-2010 16:28:19 | More by BillyBoysPie
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured from a growler to a tulip glass. Had an orangey-amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, long-lasting head and excellent lacing.

S: A huge aroma of hops that smacks you the second you open the bottle. Also has a big citrus presence.

T: Tastes of hops, pineapple, a piney element and some malt, Complex, vibrant, powerful and extremely tasty.

M: Lots of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: An exceptionally drinkable Imperial IPA. Not for the faint of heart, but a great beer.

Serving type: growler

07-29-2009 12:55:03 | More by avalon07
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LauraAlberts

South Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from a growler like milk into a pint glass. Very nice head - about a finger/half worth of head - nice lacing around glass - Nice Mango colored goodness.

Smell: Peach, Vanilla/Creamy Mango, Tangerine, Grapefruit.

Taste: Lime - Grapefruit - tons of tangerine - Hops - Peach, Alcohol - At first I was disappointed, but then I started tasting all the complex flavors this beer has to offer and it's an amazing work of art.

Mouthfeel: Nice citric tannins - full bodied.

Drinkability: Session - And I can now that we've got it in Charleston!!!! I overheard that Georgia is getting Bells just next month! Great beer - Great apex of DIPA's for the growing beer drinker.

Serving type: growler

05-16-2009 22:50:21 | More by LauraAlberts
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HeyItsChili

China

4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the Bell's kickoff at the Charleston Beer Exchange.

A - Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Pours golden with very little head/retention.

S - Sweet citrus, more pineapple than grapefruit, faint spices, sort of reminds me of the liqueur Cuarenta y Tres.

T - Very potent honey flavor here that sweetens and caps the myriad citrus flavors present. The hop bite is almost more potent in the finish than the initial flavor. Sort of grows on me as I drink it.

M - Medium bodied, a little sticky, but not viscous like some beers of the style can be.

Serving type: growler

05-14-2009 23:11:44 | More by HeyItsChili
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meatmallet

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A deep golden color with light carbonation rising from the bottom. A medium white foamy head stuck around the edges for some time.

Smell: The hopp aroma hits me first followed by sweet grapefruit and a light malt.

Taste: Very complex. It begins like a grapefruit peel, a little bitter and earthy. It then gets more sweet but the slight sour taste lingers. The aftertaste stays with you for some time. Awesome.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: The carbonation and body are light. One of my favorite beers ever.

Serving type: growler

04-05-2009 02:33:58 | More by meatmallet
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler purchased at Roof Brothers in Paducah..Kane is the man!!

Much clearer than I remember it being... Clear and golden with a small head that lingers and lots of carbonation going on...

Huge pungent aroma of citrusy hops blast my nose again and again here....smells terrific! Juicy and delicious!

Yep, this is every bit as good as I remember... Loads and loads of juicy citrusy hops with a touch of sweetness from what I guess would be the honey... No booze til it gets a little warmer but that was right at the end...

This is scary drinkable for 10%! As in, pass out on the floor drinkable...extremely delicious brew...

Serving type: growler

02-04-2009 18:22:15 | More by Tilley4
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jpaltan

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy amber colored with a thick head that persists (even from a growler). smell is all hops - grapefruit and citrus. a little nose of biscuit in the back too. taste is a bit sweet up front, then the hops come in and balance and then back to a sweetness in the finish. notes of citrus, especially lemon and grapefruit fill this beer. alcohol is well hidden for 10%. Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy yet has plenty of carbonation.

Serving type: growler

01-26-2009 01:03:29 | More by jpaltan
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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