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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

10,363 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,363
Reviews: 3,151
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,157
Gots: 1,678 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note, unfortunately this bottle is about 3 months old. I had tried a bottle while traveling that was only 1-2 weeks old and it was exceptional, but unfortunately I don't have tasting notes from that.

A - Hazy orange tangerine body. Pure white head with nice lace and poor retention.

S - Surprisingly muted, but fresh. Herbal with grass, wood, and a mellow malt.

T - Super smooth. Honey into a smooth rampup of alpha bitters, woody hops, and a touch of tarragon. Nice lingering honey and herbal bitter finish.

M - Medium body and smooth. Shade light on the carbonation.

O - 3 months definitely de-fanged the hops, but what's left is still a great DIPA.

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3.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy yellow pour with a few fingers of white head. The lacing sticks to the glass, and the retention is fine.

S: Getting some hops on the aroma, but the honey and booze sort of take over.

T: The taste is muted. Balanced and smooth, sure, but overall muted. The alcohol is toned down a bit, but the hops just don't seem to be there. Sort of disappointed this wasn't more hoppy.

MF: Medium body with a low carbonation. I will say this is damn drinkable. It went down quickly.

O: Not as good as I had hoped for. It is my least favorite of the three varieties of Hopslam I've had this year (Tap, Bottle, Cask). This was the least expensive, however, at $7 for a 10oz glass.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 10,363 ratings.