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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

9,543 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,543
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,779
Gots: 1,372 | FT: 42
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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redleg64

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-03-2012 03:21:04 | More by redleg64
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Samjuan12

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-02-2012 20:49:08 | More by Samjuan12
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vfgccp

New York

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
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brentblack1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

09-02-2012 14:35:53 | More by brentblack1
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William123


5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-01-2012 01:29:46 | More by William123
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arparker89


4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

09-01-2012 01:04:13 | More by arparker89
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-31-2012 22:16:49 | More by BigTrubble
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GeoCait

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-31-2012 20:03:58 | More by GeoCait
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jameyp

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

08-31-2012 00:42:38 | More by jameyp
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BRUKOWSKI

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-30-2012 23:56:38 | More by BRUKOWSKI
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dfthewalrus


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-30-2012 21:38:04 | More by dfthewalrus
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RyanToney


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-30-2012 02:17:08 | More by RyanToney
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jbear68

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-30-2012 01:49:56 | More by jbear68
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Savearth

Michigan

4/5  rDev -10.9%

08-29-2012 23:11:53 | More by Savearth
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engberg88

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-29-2012 22:15:31 | More by engberg88
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trumpetstu


4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-29-2012 17:13:51 | More by trumpetstu
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Broom

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

08-29-2012 13:26:00 | More by Broom
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-29-2012 02:07:01 | More by Oboogie
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StPaulShredder


4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-28-2012 03:18:38 | More by StPaulShredder
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SLUGLIFE

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

08-27-2012 23:39:19 | More by SLUGLIFE
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MButkus


3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

08-27-2012 20:58:06 | More by MButkus
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allhaildracula

Utah

5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-27-2012 03:46:29 | More by allhaildracula
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-27-2012 02:59:50 | More by xdtfx
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russwbeck

Virginia

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
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.9%

08-26-2012 03:18:31 | More by PoolFishGolf
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,543 ratings.