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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

10,045 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 10,045
Reviews: 3,127
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,951
Gots: 1,526 | FT: 41
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Rupert50, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

DinoFight, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Chrixsus, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

DruckusB, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

bman_85, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Star80
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/15/13, extremely fresh. This was selling out super-fast and has quite a following.

A- Pours out a very pale copper color. Does produce a nice lacing on the glass.

S - Smells like wild and tropical fruits. Picking up some pineapple, mango, pine, and some citrus like grapefruit. Floral but doesn't seem as much as even Two Hearted which I feel I can smell a few feet away.

T - Taste is actually a nice melange between the tropical, citric and piney hops with some sweet pale malts to boot. I am getting some nice alcohol warming but for 10% it is pretty well hidden.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and slightly creamy.

O - Overall one wonders if this beer is worthy of the cult like following. Tough call but I can tell you it is a pretty nice DIPA if you're a hophead with taste for the tropical variety you will surely be satisfied. I will be among the followers next year.

Star80, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of weonfire
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date: 01/15/13. consumed 01/26/13.
poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A - beautiful golden with full finger white head. head dissipates after 4 minutes or so. lacing remain at high water mark.

S - Outstanding citrus, grapefruit, almost a granny smith apple candy sweet

T - Yep- just as bitter as it has been suggested. 10ABVs are well disguised. citrus flavor is huge.

M - medium viscosity. bitters holds on for a solid couple minutes.

O - Yes it is very good. Excellent DIPA. But this Event release date status it has gotten - way over hyped. That being said - i will continue to order it when i see it.

weonfire, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

DudMan, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of nrs207
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/23/13. Drinking 1/26/13.

A - Golden honey color. Fantastic looking, with nice carbonation and a 1 finger head. Nice lacing as well, basically as good as it gets.

S - Tropical fruits, sweet smelling. Faintest hint of alcohol, but it's 10% so it's more subtle than you'd expect.

T - Hardly any booze to speak of, and low on bitterness. Just sweet hoppy goodness and some malt to back it up. It's nice how sweet this is without being syrupy, which a lot of more "balanced DIPAs" can be.

M - Smooth and creamy, ridiculously drinkable for the ABV. Right up there with the best.

O - This is one of the best balanced DIPAs I've had. It still delivers on hop flavor without becoming syrupy and too sweet. Yet there's still low bitterness. If you're new to IPAs or hoppy beers this would be great for you I'd imagine. Highly recommended. That said, don't go out of your way to get it. If you're going to trade for a DIPA there are a lot of better options IMO.

nrs207, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Wrexali, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous honey orange yellow coloring; almost glowing in the glass. Bright white head that was thick in parts but very bubbly with tremendous lacing.

Quaint piney tones, there's a bit of sweetness in the nose. A touch lemony there are some vague citrus notes.

With a name like Hopslam I expected to be beat over the head with intense pine and earthy flavors but instead I find a nice tempered hop flavor. Simply sweet it's not easy to find the honey but its fruity on the tongue.

With an ABV at 10 percent, there no alcohol bite but a pleasant warmth in the chest. Very smooth and easy this is a pleasant hoppy ale.

KYGunner, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

Gretlawn, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant deep golden color with a hint of copper and a frothy one inch bone colored head that lingers, dissipating slowly and leaving spotty lacing.

Fresh cut grass, resin, cat urine, pine, and dank hops form the initial aroma. Grapefruit, lime, and a touch of honey sweetness are also present.

Dulled grapefruit, orange peel, resin, and fresh cut grass open the flavor profile, with a fair amount of bready, fairly sweet toasted caramel malt carrying into a fairly bitter, biting finish. Herbal and earthy hop notes add complexity. Pine is evident in the aftertaste. Mint emerges as it warms.

Body is a touch full, with moderate carbonation, some astringency at the finish, and a significant amount of alcohol warmth.

A balance in extremes, in a sense. The sweetness of the malt juxtaposes the bitterness of the hops, and the hop flavor is excellent, albeit not as complex as some of the newer hop varieties.

barczar, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
98 out of 100 based on 10,045 ratings.