Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.48/5 rDev -0.2%
Served in a pint glass at Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville. From notes. Reviewed 9 July 2011.
A: Really nice head, three or four fingers worth. A pale, but very hazy orange-brown. Translucent. Dense-looking beer; intimidating and magnificent. The head is substantial and ends up protruding an inch above the glass. Shocking crazy lace!
S: Citrus hops. Pretty okay, but not very impressive.
T/M: A really nice DIPA. Hugely substantial. Dense and heavy, with some caramel-malt sweetness amidst the...hopslam. Hops are huge and terrific. The aftertaste is kind of dry and lingeringly bitter. Hard to review because I'm so in the moment. Go try some!
O: Truly a great beer. Probably my favourite Double IPA. Great balance despite the huge hop presence. Hopslam has my highest recommendation. I will [edit: have] drink again. This is a beer to seek out or stand in line for. Perhaps the perfect example of the style.
04-08-2012 02:29:35 | More by AgentMunky
4.15/5 rDev -7.6%
Was grateful to have had this beer. The hops are beautiful in the aroma and in the taste. What's even better is how the hop profile changes as you drink this. The front is of great hops; grapefruit and pine. The hops quickly fades and becomes quite mellow on the finish. The honey comes through after, but its not as prevalent as I hoped.
04-08-2012 02:15:40 | More by Apostlebrews
4.7/5 rDev +4.7%
Wow.... This has got to be one of my favorite DIPAs. Thank you Rogee for a bottle!
Bottle (dated 2/10/2012) poured into my snifter
A: half a finger head, nice nice lacing, a bit lighter in color than most DIPAs I had
S: alll hops =) a bit of sweetness coming through. Your typical DIPA smell (good)
T: So so so so well balanced for such a hoppy bitter high ABV beer. Very Very sweet. I wish it was a bit less sweet, but I also have to say that the sweetness makes the beer. Hoppy as hell. Very long after taste (as expected). I love this beer. I do NOT taste the alcohol at all.
M: Low carbonation, smooth, but I had better "feel" DIPAs than this. But, it's still good.
O: I love this. As mentioned above, definitely my top 5 DIPAs. Highly recommended.
04-07-2012 03:41:29 | More by sukwonee
4.7/5 rDev +4.7%
A-pours a pale golden yellow with a generous amount of foam that lingers
S-sweet and hoppy citrus notes. Not overbearing
T-citrusy and incredibly smooth. Can't believe its this well balanced for a 10%
M-medium body and smooth
O-incredible. maybe the best beer I've ever had
04-06-2012 19:13:50 | More by Jammies
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,691 ratings.