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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

11,337 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,337
Reviews: 3,376
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 2,286
Gots: 2,454 | FT: 76
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

Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell's Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell's repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
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4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass

A - translucent orange honey color. Poured cold, an inch or so of white head, a c Rowan retains throughout, pretty heavy lacing.

S - smells great. Some citrus, pine, dank musty hop smell.

T - kind of a one two punch of citrus oily hops and then piney bitterness right thereafter. Finish is smooth and sweet. Really well put together.

M - solid, low carb, oily, nice.

O - you can definitely sense the quality that's put into this brew. Everything very obviously fits together well. Not my favorite IPA by any stretch, but really nice.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,337 ratings.