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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

9,509 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,509
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,764
Gots: 1,364 | 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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DCgolfpro

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-24-2012 03:08:42 | More by DCgolfpro
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TheBierBoutique

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.9%

03-24-2012 01:58:04 | More by TheBierBoutique
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pBRale

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-24-2012 01:23:22 | More by pBRale
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

03-24-2012 00:26:48 | More by szmnnl99
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bluetrevian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-23-2012 16:01:37 | More by bluetrevian
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.9%

03-23-2012 13:07:15 | More by augie
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Xanadude

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-23-2012 03:04:36 | More by Xanadude
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zoolou

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-22-2012 23:30:56 | More by zoolou
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JohnRioux


5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely amazing beer! Can't say enough. Now I know why every time I walk into a bar they make it a point to tell me they have Hopslam in bottles. Heard it went out in Kickbacks Gastropub in less than a day! On the top of my favorites list right behind Sweetwater IPA!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 23:12:48 | More by JohnRioux
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trixdout

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-22-2012 04:17:20 | More by trixdout
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-22-2012 03:58:30 | More by razorsdescent
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matt20102

Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Truly a world-class beer. For 70 IBU, 10% abv, is this exceptionally drinkable. Scrap that- for any beer, this is exceptionally drinkable- assuming that you are an IPA fan. Resinous, chewy (did I really just say that?), bitter but not too bitter, malty but not too malty- Bells got it right once again. The biggest selling point here is not that the flavor is exceptional but, rather, that such a big beer can be so easy to drink. Pair it with a glass while dinner is cooking; this one is great on its own.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 00:26:09 | More by matt20102
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nharres

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-21-2012 23:27:56 | More by nharres
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PoppaK


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-21-2012 22:56:06 | More by PoppaK
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JWRitchie76

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-21-2012 22:33:49 | More by JWRitchie76
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mjohann


5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-21-2012 19:16:02 | More by mjohann
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rileyroo


4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-21-2012 16:01:51 | More by rileyroo
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Jacob1904


5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

IF YOU LIKE HOPPY BEERS THIS IS A REALLY AWESOME SMELLING BEER! THE NAME SPEAKS FOR IT SELF IT IS EXTREMLY HOPPY AND IT PACKS A PUNCH MEANING IT DOES NOT TAKE MUCH TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF THE BEER. I JUST LOVE IT CAN NOT GET ENOUGH. ONE OF THE BEST BEERS I EVER HAD.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 05:39:18 | More by Jacob1904
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Talz420


5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-21-2012 03:56:50 | More by Talz420
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rodkin

New York

4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

EDIT:

Having had this beer again for the 2013 release, I have to say I'm not quite as wowed. Still good, but the mouthfeel is a bit bigger than I'd like, and its drinkability seems a bit lower. I think this has more to do with my taste changing than variation by year, but who knows?

Bottles on 2/2/12.

Pours a golden copper color, very slightly hazy. Visible carbonation, and a nice head, not too big. Reduces to a small film, but doesn't dissipate completely. This beer looks great.

Smells like honey, pineapple, and lots of citrus. Very pleasant, kind of sweet.

Very, very hoppy. Pleasant bitterness, would almost be too much but it's balanced very nicely by the honey. Some citrus, particularly grapefruit. Very slight alcohol warmth. Leaves a bitter aftertaste that makes you want to just keep drinking. I would not believe this was 10% if I didn't know it.

Mouthfeel is great. Slightly creamy, with tingly carbonation.

Overall a highly drinkable, very tasty and very hoppy DIPA. Glad I picked up as much as I did.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 03:52:29 | More by rodkin
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USSRNUKE9

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-20-2012 23:29:56 | More by USSRNUKE9
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Snowrs

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-20-2012 23:27:41 | More by Snowrs
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LexShaw89

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-20-2012 22:46:04 | More by LexShaw89
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a hazy orange/yellow with a very small amount of head. smells very sweet like candy but with a hint of bitterness rising from the hops. taste is bitter, but sweet enough to balance it out (until the bitterness of the aftertaste kicks in!). definitely taste the sweetness from the honey, a fruity banana taste to it as well. a bit heavy on mouthfeel - a little too rich and creamy for the weather right now (70 and sunny outside), bitter but smooth going down. this is a great iipa, of course it's way hyped by beer geeks which makes me a bit turned off, but after giving it a try, it was a great beer. i wouldn't call it the best for its style, it could use a bit of work on the appearance and the smell (not too many different things going on there and not a great deal of hop aromas either)

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 19:08:17 | More by facundoCNB
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

bottle poured into pint glass
A - small one finger white head, good retention, beautiful cloud amber, exactly what a beer should look like
S - deep citrus, orange, lemon grapefruit, wonderful, a nice little sweet bite on the end
T - wonderful orangey citrusy deliciousness, slightly sweet, like the nose
M - creamy and easy to drink
O - possibly best double ipa ever, i will edit this when i have some pliny's or hill farmstead

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 05:58:53 | More by vicsju1991
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,509 ratings.