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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

9,539 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,539
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,778
Gots: 1,370 | 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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Ratings: 9,539 | Reviews: 3,109 | Display Reviews Only:
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-18-2012 20:02:43 | More by Wizzman
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-18-2012 19:55:10 | More by RyanGoodman
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-18-2012 18:40:09 | More by GreatBloomer
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mattop

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-18-2012 17:31:39 | More by mattop
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 3/8/13, bottled 1/23/13 12 oz bottle in a DFH IPA glass.

A - Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a 1-2 finger fluffy off white head.

S - Dank hops standout the most to me but also plenty of citrus in there too. Notes of grapefruit, mango, and pine also.

T - Very smooth. Fruity, citrus, sweet malts upfront. Not very bitter, finishes dry.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Quite smooth for the ABV

O - Tasty beer that doesn't quite live up to the hype for me. If it was easy to get I would buy it regularly. Overall not worth the trouble that you have to go through to get it for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 15:58:07 | More by Profchaos20
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-18-2012 14:45:01 | More by olafphysics
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Eliskipp


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-18-2012 12:18:37 | More by Eliskipp
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baybassboy

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-18-2012 04:55:00 | More by baybassboy
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Oversized Wine Glass

Appearance - Cloudy Dark Orange color with a little bit of carbonation. Lacing retention is decent

Smell - Very powerful citrusy hops with sweet honey, caramel and malts. Before even smelling this, the hoppy aroma managed to travel all the way over to where I was.

Taste - Like the smell, powerful citrusy hops upfront followed by a sweet honey and malty flavor. For a flavor this strong, the aftertaste is surprisingly dry with only a slight bitter resin aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - It's a bit on the heavy side in terms of body, and it feels very creamy thanks in part to it's lack of carbonation. For an Imperial IPA, it's very easy to drink.

Overall - I had high expectations for Hopslam and I'm happy to say I'm impressed with it. It's got an excellent hoppy kick that I love and it's incredibly easy to drink. This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had and I will happily be looking out for this beer next year.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 02:18:31 | More by NuclearDolphin
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-17-2012 22:35:17 | More by 6demonbag
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stercomm

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Fuller's pint glass.

A - Hazy light coppery orange in color, nice frithy white head and recedes very slowly, strong lacing.

S - A wonderful smell of lemon and pineapple with hints of sweetness.

T - Immediate taste is pineapple, followed by some mango and lemon, finish has just a hint of honey and a slight bit of hops resin.

M - Medium bodied, creamy with medium carbonation.

O - Excellent ale, good depth on the flabor profile, nicely balanced, while the hops are very evident they are not in your face.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 21:27:49 | More by stercomm
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jeebus23

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-17-2012 20:58:32 | More by jeebus23
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-17-2012 20:27:25 | More by Crimsontider22
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smokestack Glass
A ~ Pours copper with an orange hue & very delicate bead of carbonation rising.

S ~ Big bouquet of bright citrus, honey sweetness, & wildflowers/general "field" notes.

T ~ Hop Juice! Sliced grapefruit, strawberries, & many other ester filled fruits (too many to name!)
Honey, mulched grass, & light malts, coat the tongue & end with a pulling finish.

M ~ Very hoppy in every aspect possible (flavor, aroma, & bitterness). Spicy, Earthy, Juicy, & Citric w/ a Piney edge.

D ~ Extremely hoppy & resinous, but with a redeeming finish. Thank you Crabbicus!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 19:30:27 | More by chocosushi
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MikL72


5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-17-2012 16:21:15 | More by MikL72
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Thingus

California

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live tasting 12 oz bottle dated 1/26/12 into Delirium tulip...

Appearance; pours a slightly hazy orange color, with a single finger of foamy straw colored head... Retention is minimal, with what little head there is quickly receding... Lacing is good with large patches of lace sticking to the glass...

Smell; really lively tropical nose on this... Citrus in abundance, pineapple jumps right at me, mango, tangerine, more pineapple...

Taste; loads of pineapple right off the bat, with mango and tangerine weaving in and out... Hints of honey and resin creep in during the finish...

Mouthfeel; on the lighter side of the carbonation spectrum, and light medium body, Hopslam goes down smooth and is very easy drinking despite being 10%... Altogether a supremely enjoyable brew and absolutely worth seeking out!!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 04:00:35 | More by Thingus
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ernestenvy


4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-17-2012 03:38:09 | More by ernestenvy
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uscg0907

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.9%

03-17-2012 02:47:33 | More by uscg0907
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lakersfan16

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -22%

03-17-2012 02:15:27 | More by lakersfan16
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Timmuh


5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-17-2012 01:03:57 | More by Timmuh
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jimelee108

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-16-2012 23:51:23 | More by jimelee108
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mpmazza

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-16-2012 23:00:57 | More by mpmazza
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paslaugh

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.9%

03-16-2012 22:58:07 | More by paslaugh
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M27

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-16-2012 22:54:45 | More by M27
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden amber color in a Duvel tulip. About a one fingered off-white head with good bit of lacing.

Smell is heavy with lemon and grapefruit.

Taste is sweet grapefruit and lemon up front. A hint of honey begins to come in and there is tons of bitterness in the finish.

Medium bodied with average carbonation.

Overall this is very good. Not my favorite style but I am learning to like it with brews like this.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 22:18:34 | More by TrappistJohnMD
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,539 ratings.