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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

9,490 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,490
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,758
Gots: 1,358 | FT: 43
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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statum75

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-13-2012 17:03:07 | More by statum75
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TheLastEngineer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

03-13-2012 13:36:20 | More by TheLastEngineer
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Dan25D

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-13-2012 06:23:20 | More by Dan25D
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Mark4prez20

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-13-2012 03:29:39 | More by Mark4prez20
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Steasy66

Minnesota

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

Bottle into snifter
A Amber, think head that fades fast
S Fruity, Floral Hops
T Sweet front end, floral hops, bitter finish
M Thickness and carbonation are just right
Overall, very nice IIPA, looks, smells, feels great, could use a bit more sweetness and citrus hops in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:53:38 | More by Steasy66
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RonnieRotten

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-13-2012 00:50:30 | More by RonnieRotten
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howard12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-12-2012 19:07:59 | More by howard12
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JimmyTango

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-12-2012 18:35:33 | More by JimmyTango
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mkurre

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-12-2012 15:44:18 | More by mkurre
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KingStephenR

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-12-2012 02:47:08 | More by KingStephenR
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beerbomer

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-12-2012 02:43:18 | More by beerbomer
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schoun

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-12-2012 01:29:02 | More by schoun
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a really, really good beer and I and really like IPAs so I may tend to rate this style a little higher than most. One of my top beers on this site though is Central Waters Double IPA so I made sure to have a Hopslam and a CW DIPA back to back to make sure I could compare to the Hopslam to the "gold standard" (for me at least) of IPAs.

This beer had a nice amber look to it as I poured with some nice carbonation and a small white head.

I could smell the welcome scents of an IPA: hops, citrus and pine all came through.

It had a really good taste with the expected bitterness of an IPA followed up with grapefruit and other citrus fruits. The mouthfeel was very good but nothing special.

So I really liked this beer and my guess is that it's score will put it amongst my top 10 but when compared to Central Water's Double IPA, this will probably rank as my second favorite IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 01:03:05 | More by mjpolzin
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beerbitz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-12-2012 00:23:43 | More by beerbitz
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ploobs

Illinois

1/5  rDev -77.7%

03-11-2012 20:31:42 | More by ploobs
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-11-2012 20:10:52 | More by UltimateLivewire
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Hopslayer88

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-11-2012 19:27:33 | More by Hopslayer88
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xavier390

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-11-2012 14:42:44 | More by xavier390
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KomodoDragon

Virginia

4.96/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Here goes nothing, as I'm sure everyone has already got enough info on this brew -

A - Cloudy Amber. A modest head that remains partially in tack throughout what turns out to be a quickly consumed brew. Perfect lacing

S - Orange Creamsicle, earthy tones.

T - Just as rumored... flavors of caramel honey, floral hops, citrus finish. Everything in blasts. The only thing subtle is the hint of alcohol once the lengthy burst of flavors subsides.

M - Lightly carbonated to perfection, it's light in appearance, heavy in feel.

Hard beer to sip, as each taste leaves you wanting another. At 10% ABV, dangerously delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 04:06:14 | More by KomodoDragon
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-11-2012 02:00:03 | More by HamGlade10
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juanbon

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-11-2012 01:37:27 | More by juanbon
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drnoodles


4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-11-2012 00:30:02 | More by drnoodles
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle pkgd 1/10/12

Pours cloudy orange-amber with some uneven sediment. Frothy 1-2cm of head. The honey is apparant in the nose, as well as plenty of herbal, grassy, citrusy, hop notes. Smells delicious. The taste is a symphony of sweet honey, and bitter hops, with a good showing of malt as well. The alcohol is hidden very well, only showing up a bit as it warms.

The only problem here is the sweetness being over-bearing, and not being big on sweet beer, it knocks this down a notch for me. That and it's very expensive at ~$20 a 6-pack. Still, it is extremely tasty, and something I would try again, but not a favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 23:33:00 | More by jimmah120
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dbell23

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-10-2012 22:47:20 | More by dbell23
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goblue1994

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-10-2012 21:42:33 | More by goblue1994
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,490 ratings.