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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

9,691 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,691
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,828
Gots: 1,427 | FT: 43
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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Ratings: 9,691 | Reviews: 3,109 | Display Reviews Only:
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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.9%

06-07-2012 15:35:21 | More by josephwa
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poopandabear


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-07-2012 02:32:34 | More by poopandabear
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bouncepass

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%

06-06-2012 21:23:13 | More by bouncepass
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FoilagedMonkey


4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-06-2012 04:22:26 | More by FoilagedMonkey
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WynnO

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-06-2012 03:39:03 | More by WynnO
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-06-2012 01:48:19 | More by JSkone09
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markmiller

New York

4.1/5  rDev -8.7%

Got this at IP trade, but the bottled on date is December 2011. I've decided to post my initial reactions and then revisit this review when I'm able to get this fresh. (Because it was old, but still pretty damn great)

The pour produces a nice orangey beer that isn't fully opaque, but not translucent either. Nice foamy white head that leaves some sticky lacing.

The smell of this beer is mouthwatering. The citrus dominates, but there is a sweet malt aroma that keeps this in check.

Obviously the hops were the first thing that I tasted, but I didn't get that solid kick I expected, and I feel that the age of the beer affected the quality. The pine and citrus flavors were there, but there seemed to be too much sweetness for what I expected this to be, and how others reviews have pointed out.

Beware of the ABV, because all the people I had try this one we're shocked at the mellow flavor and no presence of alcohol on the tongue.

I was also surprised at how low key the bitterness level is. Quite amazing as I expected an almost tannin-like bitterness to dry my tongue.

I read all about how hardly anything can beat fresh Hopslam, and I have reason to believe those people are on to something. I just wish I could get some Hopslam that is fresh.

06-05-2012 04:10:05 | More by markmiller
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brucehemann


5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-05-2012 01:10:13 | More by brucehemann
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-04-2012 04:50:06 | More by vrbulldog22
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HopHead29

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-03-2012 18:50:15 | More by HopHead29
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nandemo1

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.9%

06-03-2012 17:47:38 | More by nandemo1
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-03-2012 17:40:03 | More by atone315
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Zakk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-03-2012 03:28:23 | More by Zakk
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GringoKid

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-02-2012 22:47:32 | More by GringoKid
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dhow4

Iowa

5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-02-2012 20:27:41 | More by dhow4
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asicilianonj

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-02-2012 16:34:44 | More by asicilianonj
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JohnQVD

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-02-2012 15:05:14 | More by JohnQVD
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BERNUTBAG


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

was expecting more hops than sweet honey in this one , but still one to drink again when i get a chance, lets say that i wanted more from this beer. like more bitter finsh considering the name.it kind of reminding me a little like lucky 13.alt from laguntias

06-02-2012 13:20:45 | More by BERNUTBAG
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mattstrysik

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-02-2012 01:41:43 | More by mattstrysik
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VonZipper

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-01-2012 21:31:15 | More by VonZipper
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.7/5  rDev +4.7%

A- Golden transparent body with a thin bone white head.

S- Piney hops dominate the nose.

T- Tastes like sucking on fresh hop oil. Delicious piney with a hint of citrus hop flavor.

M- Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel.

O- I would be surprised if there was a more hop forward, hop dominated beer.

06-01-2012 18:15:25 | More by stephenjmoore
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Prospero

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev -5.8%

Aroma is slightly grassy and floral with hints of honey coming through. Pours a nice light orange color and white head. Taste is pretty amazing, I'm not typically a grassy hop person, but the balance of hops they used, the floral notes went really well with the honey and sweet caramel malt bill on this one. Fairly bitter but expected and I really think they nailed the malts on this one to give it a complexity you don't get much with some DIPAs, mouthfeel is a little less drinkable as it's got a good amount of body to this beer. Great beer overall.

06-01-2012 16:52:34 | More by Prospero
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JHenning87


5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-01-2012 04:43:17 | More by JHenning87
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JSchock7

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-01-2012 04:09:05 | More by JSchock7
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ForrestChess


5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-01-2012 01:30:34 | More by ForrestChess
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,691 ratings.