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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

9,758 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,758
Reviews: 3,114
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,852
Gots: 1,448 | 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:
Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.

(Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004)
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OtsegoHive

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-08-2012 16:46:41 | More by OtsegoHive
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vr6corrado

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-08-2012 15:31:49 | More by vr6corrado
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aint_it_strange

Illinois

2/5  rDev -55.5%

05-07-2012 23:34:31 | More by aint_it_strange
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Chadster1975


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-07-2012 22:08:58 | More by Chadster1975
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spark3148857

California

4.93/5  rDev +9.8%

On tap at Bell's Kalamazoo Eccentric Cafe:

Ap: Pours hazy orange with a creamy white head that sticks around.

Ar: Massive citrus notes, sweet, bready malts.

Ta: Somewhat sweet from the honey, absolutely wonderful citrus hop bitterness.

Mo: Creamy and smooth, almost no alcohol presence. I could drink this all day.

Ov: A lot of hype going into this one, and Hopslam certainly did not disappoint. Truly one of the best beers I've ever had. Probably the best DIPA I've had to this point. Bell's please come to Buffalo!

05-07-2012 22:04:17 | More by spark3148857
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KurtChuck


4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-07-2012 21:27:09 | More by KurtChuck
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graphicsguy

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-07-2012 18:41:48 | More by graphicsguy
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Zenk

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-07-2012 18:07:35 | More by Zenk
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orm56

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

05-07-2012 03:34:50 | More by orm56
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k03hl3r


4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-07-2012 02:08:09 | More by k03hl3r
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +4.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours an orange/amber color with about an inch of white head. Almost completely translucent (just a bit of haziness) and excellent lacing.
S: Incredibly floral/citrusy smell. Lots of honey too. Pineapple is also huge in here! Smells amazing, wish I could smell this forever. Only complaint was that the smell is a kinda faint.
T: Lots of hop bitterness. Notes of peach, citrus, pineapple and mango. Lots of malty and honey sweetness to balance things off.
M: Light/medium bodied. Nice bitter aftertaste, lots of hop resin that leaves the tongue sticky. Great carbonation.
O: Yup, still as good as last year's. This beer delivers and it's dangerously drinkable for 10%!

05-06-2012 22:55:35 | More by standardcherry
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-05-2012 02:50:15 | More by beerme626
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originsbrewery

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-05-2012 00:24:17 | More by originsbrewery
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-04-2012 21:39:48 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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Jkirk790

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-04-2012 14:57:47 | More by Jkirk790
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PluckyDucky


4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-04-2012 08:31:29 | More by PluckyDucky
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dorf

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-04-2012 02:56:44 | More by dorf
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Received an extra in a trade. Unfortunately though this was bottled on 12/29/11. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear orangey golden hue with a nice one finger white head that fades to leave some light creamy blanket and thin side lacing.

S - Light hops. Really darn light. Nice honey sweetness on the nose along with unfortunately alot of malts.

T - Hmm..ALOT of honey, which is pretty nice. Some malty sweetness and light piney hop bitterness. A great deal of honey with this, which is pretty cool. Not used to getting so much honey in a beer. Nice bitter finish with a good floral after taste.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and hides the alcohol nicely. Very, very drinkable and enjoyable.

O - At first I didnt like this beer. Too malty, not enough ops. As I drank though it grew on me. Nice honey sweetness and good bitter pine finish. Would like to try this fresh and see how it compares as I believe the hops have definitely faded with the 5 months of age.

05-03-2012 18:31:18 | More by rudzud
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skiba

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-02-2012 22:15:04 | More by skiba
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JasonB


5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-02-2012 16:57:35 | More by JasonB
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-02-2012 16:27:44 | More by JJWIGHT
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HoyeBoy


4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-02-2012 07:10:01 | More by HoyeBoy
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%

On tap served in conical pint glass on 4/30/12 Also had bottled on 4/20/12

A - Bright clear golden amber with a 1.5 finger fluffy white head with excellent retention and great lacing.

S - Heavenly nose of meaty umomi honey with sweet grassy and floral hops and notes of caramel and molasses.

T - Taste is a symphony starting quietly with honey, caramel that builds up into the hop extravagance chiefly floral and grapefruit, but a touch of spice and peppery herbal notes. Nice smooth finish with a moderately bitter finish.

M - Full body with moderate-high carbonation with crisp chewy finish.

O - One of my favorite IPAs, nay, my favorite beers in the universe.

Edit. Had this on tap at House of 1000 Beers in PA, the 2013 first batch is really lacking in aroma and hop character I recall from previos batches. Getting downgraded for now

05-01-2012 20:39:56 | More by williamjbauer
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-01-2012 17:23:53 | More by aszatk01
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Danieldebarr

Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-01-2012 16:49:30 | More by Danieldebarr
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,758 ratings.