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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

11,336 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 11,336
Reviews: 3,376
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 2,286
Gots: 2,452 | FT: 76
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

Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell's Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell's repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
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Ratings: 11,336 | Reviews: 3,376
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful! Pours dark golden and clear with about 1.5 fingers of light golden foam. Very fine and soapy lacing.
Highly aromatic. You can smell the sweet honey and bright hops. A little grapefruit. A little orange peel. A little fresh cut grass.
Nice balance of sweet and hop. A huge flavor all around. Hops hit heavy, but finish clean. A nice earthy flavor with a hint of peppercorn. Not as much citrus as in the nose. Can detect the honey.
Creamy and sticky. I wish there was a lighter finish and less carbonation in terms of mf, but it's still really nice. Extremely drinkable.
It's Hopslam! Need I say more?

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light brown to yellow with a thick head. Good lacing. Aroma is strong hops - mostly pine with some floral. Flavor is consistent with the nose - sweet up front and piney bitter on the back persists well. Maybe a hint of honey sweetness present on the back end. Great beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I received this fresh but took a while to review it. Down to my last one of the case.

Color is a clear honey tone with maybe a touch of hazing. Head is light and white.

The full aroma is sweet honey and citrus hops. Maybe orange blossom honey? Smells awesome.

Taste is a Hopslam as expected. A nice honey flavor is in the background during the full hop assault. Alcohol is noticeable with a slight burn. This is not a malty DIPA and the malt is light and lets the hops take center stage but the honey and malt do provide a solid base. Bitterness continues through the finish.

Mouth feel is medium with light carbonation.

I was blown away last year after trying this for the first time on tap upon it's release. This was almost as good but maybe because it was a bottle and not on tap. i am very glad my brother snagged a case for me. I will definitely seek this out next year. Bell's brewery rocks the hops.

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12oz bottle, thanks to Rifugium and pdeepak for the bottle. Into a Southern Tier tulip.

Glowing golden appearance with a hint of orange about it. Really nice, abundant head of white foam on top that drips lacing. Really good looking beer.

Smell starts of as being a bit herbal. The honey is evident, so too the orange and citrus coming out of it. A bit of hoppy dankness to it as well, makes it more intruiging. Great mix.

Love the honey influence with this. Not the heavy honey, but really light, lifted sweetness. Goes well with a decent malt base that hides well in the background allowing the fruitiness to come through with pineapple, sweet pine sap and sweet grapefruit there.

Sweetness, fullness and a lightness that you would not expect from 10% ABV. Found this super drinkable and fortunate that this is at home, do not get any sign of booze. Sufficient bitterness to keep you coming back.

Loved it! Overall it is fantastic. Gives the sweetness of honey without any cloying or harshness. Lifts the flavour profile and in an incredibly drinkable way. One of the best hoppy beers i've come across.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,336 ratings.