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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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10,364 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,364
Reviews: 3,151
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,158
Gots: 1,679 | 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:
Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004

Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on: 1/02/13

A: Pours a light, golden color. Completely translucent. Aggressively poured results to a 4-finger, fluffy, bright white head. The lacing on this puppy is incredible. Completely sticks to the entire glass for the full duration of the drink.

S: Pine and hops. I get total citrusy melon and pineapple hints. Underlying all of it is the dominating honey smell.

T: Hoppy. The citrus whiffs come through in the taste. The thing that blows my mind with this one is how well the 10% ABV is hidden. The balance of sweetness from the honey and hop bitterness is pretty incredible.

M: Sticky! I would say it's a little more full than a typical DIPA - definitely. Creamy.

O: The honey is much more present in 2013 than 2012, but I like it. The sweetness comes through without losing any hoppiness. A 10% ABV brew should not be "seshy" but this one is darn close. In general, if you pay attention to the forums on BA a lot of beers tend to be "overhyped". This one is actually one of the few that meets that "hype". I'm impressed.

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A: Great amber/orange color that you can see right through. Nice head that quickly disappears. Light lacing in the middle of the glass.

S: This smells delicious, but isn't as potent as I would expect. Really had to put my nose close to smell. Floral smell and a touch of honey.

T: One of the most balanced DIPAs out there. When it first hits the tongue you taste the honey and malts and it is very sweet. As the hops come in you taste pine and a tap of floral. After your done drinking, the pine flavor sits perfectly on your tongue for a few minutes.

M: low carbonation which makes it crisp, but it also has a certain fullness to it.

O: Such a tasty beer. The balance of this beer is what makes it so great. perfect blend of malt and hops makes this such a sought after beer. Cheers!

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 10,364 ratings.