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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

10,001 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 10,001
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,940
Gots: 1,515 | FT: 41
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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Photo of BostonHops
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a slightly hazy dull gold tone with just shy of a finger's head; off-white on that count. middling retention but great lacing.

no surprises in the nose which offers an aromatic potpourri of hops: getting a lot of citrus varietals but also notes of pine, honey, and a touch of malt. it's an exceptional aroma matched only by the flavor, which follows through in fine fashion with a big citric/grapefruit wallop, some pine, and a little background, honey-like sweetness. just enough balancing malt. very, very tasty beer. a true superstar DIPA.

medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. pretty damn drinkable considering its double-digit ABV. hopslam's fans are legion so there's not much to say about this one that hasn't already been said, but it marshalls that hype for a reason. easily one of my favorite DIPAs.

originally reviewed: 02-21-2011

BostonHops, May 26, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap a pretty clear, dark amber with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Aroma is monumentally hoppy, promising a serious IPA. Flavor is hoppy in the extreme, making this beer taste like a liquid pine tree. There is just a hint of honey sweetness that nicely offsets the firm but not fierce bitterness. Texture is rough and tingly, leaving behind a strong fizz. Recommended to all hop-heads.

Cyberkedi, May 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Lombardian, May 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Dethsloth7, May 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

JenkumJesus, May 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Carillon, May 24, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a light orange to deep yellow. nice shade of gold with an ample white head with decent retention
S: can't pick up much because my nose is stuffed up. I also spent some time working on my car so I'm picking up some dirt and grime. However a bit of grapefruit and pine seems to come through.
T: juicy hop presence with some citrus and pine along with some floral qualities. slight caramel malt flavor brings a semblance of balance and the aftertaste is a bitter kick with more floral hop flavor
M: medium body with moderate carbonation. it pours a lot thinner than it feels. slightly drying on the finish
O: a very delicious double IPA and sure to please a hop head. finely crafted and a shame I can't get it out in CA

SHODriver, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

ccozzi, May 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Packman4IL, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Kam, May 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

timrwhi, May 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Hopper, May 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -33.2%

SickNukes, May 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

clutchbeyers, May 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

beerMeh, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Mahlik, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

TwinLightTap, May 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

BruceBruce, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

rderedin, May 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

leviathan85, May 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Clayton1220, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

MaseFace, May 19, 2012
Photo of julian89
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once again poured from bottle into pint glass after work. Bottled 6 months prior.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale orange/yellow bottle with a medium white head and no lacing.

Smell: Actually not as hoppy as I would expect, its a smooth tropical and citrus mix.

Taste: First of all, I would have no idea that this is a 10% ABV. It's sooo smooth and the hop's age well in the bottle, it's not as "boom" in my face as a fresher bottle. The fruit notes and hops are great.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Such a good blend for a clear American imperial IPA.

julian89, May 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

MaChiNe, May 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

BlackIIPAJK, May 19, 2012
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 10,001 ratings.