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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

11,065 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,065
Reviews: 3,310
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,247
Gots: 2,281 | FT: 73
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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3.88/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had a week old Fresh Slam, I gotta say the nose is gone. His brew used to fill the room, this years batch has no delivered that.
The great part is still the amazing drink ability for a 10% brew.
This is still a great brew to try and love, just not sure of its top 10 anymore.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.09/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'd agree with a few other reviews that I have read off the top. This is a well balanced D/I IPA. Problem, every take on an American Double/Imperial IPA calls for a heavy Hop forward brew in smell, taste, and bitterness; none of which apply to this brew.
Tasty, Indeed. But much like Pliny the Elder (to me) it is to well balanced to be a world class D/I IPA.
Disagree ? I'd gladly trade you my 5 pack for two 4's of Gandhi Bot or a couple of 6's of Ithaca Flower Power.
To me this brew is way to balanced to be considered more than an excellent D/I IPA. Cheers

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,065 ratings.