Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.5/5 rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Note, unfortunately this bottle is about 3 months old. I had tried a bottle while traveling that was only 1-2 weeks old and it was exceptional, but unfortunately I don't have tasting notes from that.
A - Hazy orange tangerine body. Pure white head with nice lace and poor retention.
S - Surprisingly muted, but fresh. Herbal with grass, wood, and a mellow malt.
T - Super smooth. Honey into a smooth rampup of alpha bitters, woody hops, and a touch of tarragon. Nice lingering honey and herbal bitter finish.
M - Medium body and smooth. Shade light on the carbonation.
O - 3 months definitely de-fanged the hops, but what's left is still a great DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2012 15:03:07 | More by vfgccp
3.78/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Hazy yellow pour with a few fingers of white head. The lacing sticks to the glass, and the retention is fine.
S: Getting some hops on the aroma, but the honey and booze sort of take over.
T: The taste is muted. Balanced and smooth, sure, but overall muted. The alcohol is toned down a bit, but the hops just don't seem to be there. Sort of disappointed this wasn't more hoppy.
MF: Medium body with a low carbonation. I will say this is damn drinkable. It went down quickly.
O: Not as good as I had hoped for. It is my least favorite of the three varieties of Hopslam I've had this year (Tap, Bottle, Cask). This was the least expensive, however, at $7 for a 10oz glass.
Serving type: cask
08-27-2012 01:55:32 | More by russwbeck
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,543 ratings.