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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

10,371 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,371
Reviews: 3,152
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,160
Gots: 1,686 | 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:
Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004

Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into pint glass
Packaged 02/02/12
A – Cut short my pour to accommodate the 4 finger off-white coarse head, very good retention, beer is a slightly hazy light amber, scattered broken lacing (better lacing as I drank the glass), moderate carbonation 4
S – Florals & grasses with mild citrus/caramel notes backdrop, overall this is a good yet restrained nose… I was not expecting that 4
T – Starts with a nice mild honey sweetness as the bitterness grows to a caramel/pine/lemon hop, the nice balance that I believe the honey is providing ties the whole beer together so well, not the typical IIPA experience and I will certainly be seeking fresh Hopslam for comparison 4.5
M – Moderate body, juicy with a thicker smoothness, mild to moderate carbonation 4.5
O – A quality and very well balanced IIPA, high ABV is well hidden and good drinkability 4.5

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Enjoyed 4/15/2012 from the bottle

Appearance: Pours a nice, crystal clear copper color (yeast left in bottle). Pours with two fingers of head into hurricane glass. Head recedes in a few minutes.

Aroma: Actually has a subtle vanilla aroma. Earthy, woody hop aroma. Little hint of spicy. Very nice.

Taste: Piney hop bitterness. Some citrusy in there. Bit of caramel, malty sweetness. A little biscuit flavor. Very nice layers and complexity. Wet bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel: Small, tingly bubbles. Wet. Sweetness makes me salivate.

Overall: Fantastically balanced big IPA. Delicious strong hop flavors, but not overly done. Very nice amount of malty balance, just enough to make it not overly hopped. Great balance and complexity. Extremely drinkable. Drank it in 10 minutes. Best big IPA I’ve had to date.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 10,371 ratings.