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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

9,482 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,482
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,758
Gots: 1,357 | 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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Ratings: 9,482 | Reviews: 3,109 | Display Reviews Only:
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tweenDhedges

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-22-2012 00:30:15 | More by tweenDhedges
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Youngbeertender

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-22-2012 00:21:57 | More by Youngbeertender
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Ootppizza

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-22-2012 00:21:53 | More by Ootppizza
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blastyaker

Kentucky

4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can only say AWESOME first time taste. Beautiful copper color yet cloudy. Not much head but what was there lingered a bit lacey. I bought a 6 pack and will cherish the other five, bottled on 02/09/2012, just wish it was a bit less expensive. I couldnt really smell the honey but did pick up a bit of sweetness on the taste after it lingered on the tongue. Cant wait to drink the rest.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 00:09:32 | More by blastyaker
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KingofHops

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-21-2012 23:39:55 | More by KingofHops
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wgk

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -10.9%

02-21-2012 22:59:01 | More by wgk
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Trailmix242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.9%

02-21-2012 21:50:45 | More by Trailmix242
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GarrettB714

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-21-2012 21:24:27 | More by GarrettB714
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tinyhomunculus

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-21-2012 21:12:02 | More by tinyhomunculus
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Heatwave33

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Slightly hazy golden orange with an off white head.

Smell: Floral hops and mango up front. Followed by pine hops, orange and peach.

Taste: All the flavors are combined perfectly. The pine and floral hops with the mango, orange and peach come out at the same time. It's amazing!

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, smooth with a mid-light dryness on the palate.

Overall: Clean with a crisp finish. Perfectly balanced with a medium body. Has a great sweetness to it from the honey. Woth every bit of $21.99 a six pack. The hops come through a lot more when it warms up. AWESOME! CHEERS!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 20:24:19 | More by Heatwave33
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brystmar

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1/26/2012.

Copper body with thick, white head; decent lace and retention. Aroma holds tons of hops, sweet malts, honey, and a distinct boozy caramel-ness. Love how this one smells, just wish its aroma was stronger.

The honey really stands out initially, contributing to a complex (and undeniably sweet) flavor profile up front before the hops return for a dry, bitter finish. Strong malt backbone adds character, body, and balance. Hop character is smooth & round, not sharp or overly piney like many of its West Coast peers. I'll attribute this equally to the brewer's intentions (this is clearly an East Coast DIPA) and the addition of honey.

Creamy body flows smoothly around my mouth. Alcoholic warmth soothes the throat as I swallow. Booze gets to me sooner than expected -- I definitely couldn't drink more than one of these in a single sitting.

Hopslam is a great DIPA, especially considering the tremendous batch size, and I prefer it to *bottled* Pliny. Draft vs draft is another question entirely that can (hopefully) be settled sooner rather than later.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 18:40:11 | More by brystmar
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Topher78

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

02-21-2012 18:21:45 | More by Topher78
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ajschutz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-21-2012 17:39:30 | More by ajschutz
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jdround

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper in color but very clear, good head, nice lacing.

S: Honey/sweet, citrus and HOPS, great aroma.

T: Hoppy and sweet honey taste, subtler malt character.

M: Light and clean for an IPA. No harsh aftertaste.

O: Fantastic IPA. Great balance very smooth drinking.
Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 06:35:11 | More by jdround
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -22%

02-21-2012 04:58:45 | More by TubbyDullard
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Label says 02/08/12. Nice.

A- Golden amber with a one finger thin head that lasts decently and leaves a couple wisps of lacing.
S- The aroma is amazing. Absolutely pleasant with big grapefruit and pineapple aromas. A bit of foral and honey aromas as well.
T- Not as hoppy as on the nose, but still super hoppy. There's a bit of candied grapefruit, orange juice and honey backbone as well. Big flavors.
M- The boozyness is noticable, but for 10% it does well. Carbonation is even but leaves a slightly prickly feeling.
O- A beer that has been on my beer bucket list. It lived up. Very good beer, maybe not in my top five or ten, but still way up there.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 02:38:16 | More by jsprain1
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bexley10

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-21-2012 01:52:10 | More by bexley10
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rappmann

Ontario (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got really lucky by running into a buddy who had a 6 pack on him at a concert in Detroit. Thanks!

12 ounce bottle bottled on 02/09/12

A - Amber orange, one finger of white head, dissipated really quickly into a white wisp.

S - Sweet hops with a slight piney note, the honey comes off strong in the nose, nice floral bouquet, you can smell the balance in this one!

T - The hope bite is more pronounced in the taste than it is in the nose, with grapefruit coming in a little more, the honey kicks in on the back end and lingers for a while.

M - The carbonation is a little sharp for me, but the level of carbonation is perfect, the honey also helps this beer with the mouthfull as it coats the inside of your mouth.

O - A really solid DIPA, and I am really glad I was able to get my hands on this one. This beer holds up to it's name and the hype around it. At 10% abv, you better be careful!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:47:59 | More by rappmann
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Steverus

Louisiana

4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1. Damn.

2. It's called Hopslam, so you shouldn't be surprised that it is very hoppy. But what's impressive about this beer is it's honey backbone - smooth uncharacteristic of such a big beer.

3. Rich doesn't begin to cover this beer. A rich, piny aroma with a subtler malt character is what this beer is all about.

Make no mistake, the first taste is a hop-heavy throat punch. But with its honey backbone, it only gets better on the second taste. Drink it with a pest meal if you want to compliment this outstanding beer appropriately.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:47:29 | More by Steverus
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-20-2012 23:13:29 | More by beergorrilla
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idrinkbrew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-20-2012 19:27:06 | More by idrinkbrew
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cynical1027

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-20-2012 18:52:07 | More by cynical1027
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cpinto6

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-20-2012 16:45:58 | More by cpinto6
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JNewbs

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-20-2012 15:06:44 | More by JNewbs
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montyeric

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-20-2012 14:16:59 | More by montyeric
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,482 ratings.