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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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11,351 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,351
Reviews: 3,378
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 2,285
Gots: 2,458 | FT: 75
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: 11,351 | Reviews: 3,378
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle to tulip. Golden orange, crystal clear, quarter inch of eggshell head that dissipates after a minute. Strong pine notes in this edition with some floral background, perhaps a tiny hint if citrus. Medium/heavy mouthfeel, syrupy pine hops hit the pallate hard upfront with a slight malt backbone. Bitterness comes in late and lingers a bit. Overall it lacks the citrus notes and balance of the 2012 vintage. Good, but in my opinion this year doesn't earn the high rating it has on the top 250.

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Poured into my new belgium tulip.

Appearance: pours a nice thick yellow/copper with a one inch medium bodied beautiful white head that settles to a nice ring that remains.

Smell: Resinous hops, a little cat urine, rubbing alcohol with some citrus fruits, grapfruit, and orange peel.

taste: Sticky/sweet bitter citrus notes, almost like biting into an orange with the rind still on. finishes with hops and then falls off clean, and leaving you begging for another bite/sip. This is yummy! It hides its ABV of 10% very well.

Mouthfeel: well bodied for the style which sits on the tongue and leaves the mouth dry, which is to be expected, but still tingling from the flavors.

Overall: I must try but not my favorite for the style. lacking on a few points IMO.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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