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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

9,480 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,480
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,755
Gots: 1,357 | 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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pentasyllabic


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-15-2012 01:36:11 | More by pentasyllabic
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oaktree42


4/5  rDev -10.9%

04-14-2012 16:29:32 | More by oaktree42
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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04-14-2012 16:01:08 | More by
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-14-2012 12:51:56 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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spouse

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-14-2012 03:33:39 | More by spouse
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-14-2012 02:10:39 | More by Cooper
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%

04-14-2012 00:38:34 | More by codynevels
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summy

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had been waiting to try this beer for a very loooong time... Unable to get it in Virginia, because of the speed with which the few cases that did show up here, sold out. A friend left me one on the porch Tuesday whilst I was feeling a bit "under the weather". I cracked it open that night with dinner, and all I have to say is "WOW!", it was well worth the wait and the hype. If you are a true hophead, then you must get your hands on this.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 20:44:48 | More by summy
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Lukahn

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-13-2012 14:27:16 | More by Lukahn
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GreysonDaniels

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-12-2012 22:10:38 | More by GreysonDaniels
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mmmmbeer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-12-2012 21:50:24 | More by mmmmbeer
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Deep orange with a 1/2 finger head
S: Pine, grapefruit, honey, caramel
T: Just like the nose- fresh grapefruit, pine, honey, caramel. Bold and complex.
M: Crisp, medium-bodied.
O: I don't know what there is to say about this beer that hasn't already been said- it's in your face, tasty, well made & always enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 18:53:01 | More by ONUMello
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Benny3000

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-12-2012 17:33:38 | More by Benny3000
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Justin57


5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-12-2012 03:06:31 | More by Justin57
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-12-2012 02:15:11 | More by BeerForHokie
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Bucktron18

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-12-2012 00:06:18 | More by Bucktron18
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Bold fruit and American hops. Bittersweet grapefruit and just a little pine. Very resinous. Some clean pale malt in the background. You can smell the hops with your nose about 12" above the glass.

Appearance: Pale gold. Moderately cloudy. Lots of tiny particles in suspension, very uniform. Clean white head pours a moderate height. Good retention and lots of lacing.

Taste: Bold citrus hops. Tons of grapefruit and little pine. Pale and caramel malt flavor nicely present in an attempt to balance things out. Aftertaste is a milder more English style hop flavor and pale malt.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Super slick, oily and creamy. Finishes dry from the bitter hops and high alcohol content. Little carbonation.

Overall: Always impressive. One of the best, if not the best IPA. Huge hop flavor, but not overpowering or harsh.

Notes: Package on 2/2/2012, drank on 3/10/2012.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 23:32:24 | More by soulfly1492
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mjord23

Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pours deep golden, almost a rich honey color. Hazy white head with staying power, and ample lacing sticks around for the entirety of the beer.

S: Sweet and hoppy. You know what you're going to taste when you smell this beer. I'd almost prefer it to be even stronger.

T: Wow. Huge hop flavor throughout, slightly sweet, bitter without being overpowering. Subtle honey notes bring out the complexity of the hops. It's unbelievable, getting even better as it warms slightly. So balanced, beautiful flavor. I don't know that I've had an IPA that I prefer to this.

M: Smooth and balanced. Hides the 10% ABV well, dangerously drinkable. My only note is that I'd like a hint more carbonation.

O: Stunning beer. Glad I was able to get my hands on some of this... I've now had it on tap, and I've got a few bottles. Easily one of the best I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 22:43:15 | More by mjord23
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DanGolfs86

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-11-2012 20:57:09 | More by DanGolfs86
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archey

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-11-2012 07:29:54 | More by archey
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jmagnus87

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a light orange with about a finger of white head. Aroma of citrus and honey. Taste is about the same. Medium bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. I would gladly drink again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 05:11:34 | More by jmagnus87
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Ironcityblackand

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-11-2012 04:56:31 | More by Ironcityblackand
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Jballn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-11-2012 04:46:58 | More by Jballn
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queens1130

California

3.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade, Thanks Chris!

Bottled 12/29/11. Pours slightly hazy amber. A good pour reveals a medium head & releases great hoppy aroma. Still get a good amount of hops even 4 months post bottling. Can taste the booze on the finish but I'd imagine the hops would mask this when tasting fresh.

Overall a great drink, would love to try again hopefully fresher to compare. Definitely surprises at 10%!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 03:55:42 | More by queens1130
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tcurrie


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-11-2012 03:00:33 | More by tcurrie
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,480 ratings.