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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,381 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,381
Reviews: 3,108
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 1,737
Gots: 1,330 | FT: 44
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: 9,381 | Reviews: 3,108 | Display Reviews Only:
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-12-2012 03:45:26 | More by dinojrbtom
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a: Clear copper color.
s: super floral and citrusy. Had hints of lemon, orange (not like gross orange like a winter beer but like the actual fruit orange)
t: Simply amazing. Perfect balance of citrus and hops. And the hops weren't bitter. They felt smooth and present.
M: Again, very smooth. I could swish it around and not have any negative feelings. The carbonation was also perfect: not too much not too little.

Overall quite possibly the best beer I've ever had. Super fruity with the hints of lemon and orange but also had the bitterness I love (and a smooth bitterness at that). This is the only beer I've ever ordered twice on the same night.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 03:20:55 | More by Jamesthebrit
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DrMantisToboggan

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-12-2012 03:13:48 | More by DrMantisToboggan
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beagle75

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass and scattered streams of bubbles rise throughout the column.

S: Resinous and syrupy, with dank herbaceous and dark citrus hops. Bready malt is faint and clean. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins sweet, with dominant pine and mixed citrus hop aromatics as well as a thread of almost cakey malt. Acidity is heavy into the middle, where flavors quickly dry out and hop flavors become more green. The finish is moderately bitter and very clean. Faint ethanol lingers on the palate.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, acidic and sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a fairly effective strong DIPA. Sweetness is pronounced early, backlighting and perhaps detracting slightly from the featured hop aromatics. Despite the sweetness it is not boozy, managing not too stray too far into the 'kitchen sink' trap that other extreme DIPAs often find themselves in. It is dissimilar to Russian River Pliny the Elder; try comparing it to Port Hop 15, Avery Maharaja, Oskar Blues Gubna, or even Alpine Exponential Hoppiness instead. In defense of this beer, it manages to exceed all but the latter.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 03:05:24 | More by beagle75
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escapegoat

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-12-2012 02:52:10 | More by escapegoat
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-12-2012 02:43:20 | More by xHopHeadx
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cschepers

Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-12-2012 02:38:41 | More by cschepers
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woodsyy

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

a: cloudy, golden appearance

s: traditional IPA hoppy smell with a nice citrus scent.

t: lots and lots of hops with a very citrus taste that follows. the honey taste is very subtle.

m: very smooth, very drinkable beer.

o : great beer! very glad I bought a 6-pack of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 01:38:18 | More by woodsyy
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SFC21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-12-2012 01:02:37 | More by SFC21
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Maltus

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-12-2012 00:53:09 | More by Maltus
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dsauter

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-12-2012 00:28:00 | More by dsauter
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guster14

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-12-2012 00:16:34 | More by guster14
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plumlmr

Alabama

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-11-2012 21:56:02 | More by plumlmr
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stafford2

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-11-2012 20:17:11 | More by stafford2
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I finally get to try the famous Hopslam! Thanks to the generosity of my brother and fellow BA member, I was sent a bottle from Louisville, KY. Thanks so much Bri for the beer! Love ya bro!

Poured and enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass.

A - Pours a golden amber color. Semi-transparent, slightly cloudy. Little to no head on the initial pour. A slight scattered skim on top of the beer. Moderate lacing left on the glass.

S - A classic IPA smell! Great aroma of citrusy grapefruit mixed with a nice hoppiness.

T - Awesome beer! I can see why this is so highly rated. A fantastic and well balanced mix of citrus along with a nice bitter bite from the hops. A nice backbone of malts lend a nice sweetness so it isn't just a hop bomb. I'm also getting a rather distinct pine taste on the backend. Leaves a great bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is there but not to the point that it is overpowering. I could down several of these but the 10% ABV probably would sneak up on you really quick.

M - A moderate to slighly heavier consistency. A hoppy bitterness lingers after each sip.

O - A top-notch DIPA. It deserves all the accolades that it gets. I loved this beer and would love to be able to get it all the time. Easily one of the best beers I've ever had. I now can say that I've been able to enjoy this classic. Highly recommended. Again, I can't thank you enough brother for giving me the chance to try this...finally!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 19:58:08 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-11-2012 19:42:27 | More by lpotter
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-11-2012 19:08:47 | More by AlexChillton
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paxchristi

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-11-2012 18:12:57 | More by paxchristi
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guillemiro

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-11-2012 17:43:59 | More by guillemiro
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-11-2012 17:33:11 | More by pisomojado8
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phishsihq

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Hopslam pours golden-amber, with one finger's worth of white foam that leaves a little lace. A symphony of piney and citrusy hop aromas blast the nasal passages as hints of pineapple, orange, and grapefruit blend beautifully. Sweet malt flavors intertwine with tropical fruit and honey tones, little to no alcohol warmth in the sweet and sticky finish. Medium-heavy body with medium amounts of carbonation make this brew dangerously easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 17:06:01 | More by phishsihq
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-11-2012 15:45:19 | More by Hopstout
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midnightwolf

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-11-2012 15:42:45 | More by midnightwolf
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-11-2012 13:30:54 | More by BrewtalAlement
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-11-2012 07:59:23 | More by slatetupelo
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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