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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

9,854 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,854
Reviews: 3,116
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,892
Gots: 1,482 | 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:
Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.

(Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004)
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

beerbitz, Mar 12, 2012
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1/5  rDev -77.7%

ploobs, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Hopslayer88, Mar 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

xavier390, Mar 11, 2012
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4.96/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Here goes nothing, as I'm sure everyone has already got enough info on this brew -

A - Cloudy Amber. A modest head that remains partially in tack throughout what turns out to be a quickly consumed brew. Perfect lacing

S - Orange Creamsicle, earthy tones.

T - Just as rumored... flavors of caramel honey, floral hops, citrus finish. Everything in blasts. The only thing subtle is the hint of alcohol once the lengthy burst of flavors subsides.

M - Lightly carbonated to perfection, it's light in appearance, heavy in feel.

Hard beer to sip, as each taste leaves you wanting another. At 10% ABV, dangerously delicious.

KomodoDragon, Mar 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

drnoodles, Mar 11, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle pkgd 1/10/12

Pours cloudy orange-amber with some uneven sediment. Frothy 1-2cm of head. The honey is apparant in the nose, as well as plenty of herbal, grassy, citrusy, hop notes. Smells delicious. The taste is a symphony of sweet honey, and bitter hops, with a good showing of malt as well. The alcohol is hidden very well, only showing up a bit as it warms.

The only problem here is the sweetness being over-bearing, and not being big on sweet beer, it knocks this down a notch for me. That and it's very expensive at ~$20 a 6-pack. Still, it is extremely tasty, and something I would try again, but not a favorite.

jimmah120, Mar 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

dbell23, Mar 10, 2012
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4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this beer on tap and I don't know what else to say other than I think that this is one of the best IPA's ever made. I reviewed this as a bottle but honestly that didn't prepare me for how much better it was on tap.

A: Golden, perfect, foamy head. Lots of lacing.

S: Amazing bouquet of hops, with a slight sweet smell.

T: Best I've ever had, bar none. There is no other DIPA that tastes anywhere near as balanced as this one. It is literally the perfect combination of all those great IPA flavors we know and love - bitter, grapefruit, sweet, sour, flowerey. As far as flavor, I'm sure the famous Stone Ruination would overpower this beer in terms of sheer hop content and power, but I would literally take this any day over the ruination. It is lacking absolutely nothing.

M: Low carbonation = smooth, smooth mouthfeel. There is literally nothing offensive in here. If you wanted to, you could straight up chug this, as it literally has no indication that it actually contains any alcohol, but with a nice mouthfeel like this, you'll want to swirl it around and let it warm up and enjoy every single drop.

This is the highest review I have ever given any beer, but it is deserved, in my opinion.

JohnL9013, Mar 10, 2012
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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,854 ratings.