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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

9,981 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,981
Reviews: 3,124
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,934
Gots: 1,512 | FT: 41
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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Photo of fuzzbalz
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

fuzzbalz, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of NoahPrice
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

NoahPrice, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of IPA4LIFE
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Found the last bottle of this they had for sale at AJ's on the north side of Tucson. Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Clear golden golden slightly orange color with about one finger of off-white head. Head retains a small amount of foam on the edges of the surface of the beer. Lacing is very minimal.

S- Really sweet aromas to start off with. Notes of raw honey and sugar, followed by light hints of tropical fruit and some alcohol. Not as hoppy as I expected, but still not bad by any stretch of the word. Impressive, but not the greatest aroma I have ever seen, to be honest.

T-Ok, this makes up for the slightly-less-than-amazing aroma. The taste is awesome. Rich malt character up front, characterized by some sweet caramel and honey notes. A nice touch of alcohol on the mid palate, followed by a very very nice hop profile. Hops contribute some tropical fruit and spice, along with grapefruit and orange peel. The hops flavors smooth into a really nice, rich bitterness, which competes with a slight hint of alcohol for your attention throughout the end of the taste.

M- Really smooth and silky. Relatively low carbonation is great for the style.

O- This is a good beer. It is an excellent beer in-fact. However, I'm not sure that it is a 99 out of 100. I really love the complexity of the flavor profile, but the aromas were just a touch muted in my opinion. Still awesome, and I encourage anyone who has the chance to try one to do it. Awesome beer, but as is usually the case with these things, the hype just slightly overpowers the real thing.

IPA4LIFE, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of MacQ32
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a a clear lighter golden color with nearly a finger of off white head, excellent lacing, ok retention.

S - Tropical juicy fruits and citrus, some sweet caramel/honey flavors.

T - Tropicla sweet fruits, lots of sweet citrus, a little malty sweetness. Sweet fruits/hops are amazing, nice aftertaste, malts come in at last second.

M - Drinkable, medium carbonation, medium bodied. Nice bitter & refreshing quality.

O - A delicious tropical sweet fruit hop slam. the rarity is worth +.5

MacQ32, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of nrombes
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

nrombes, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

javiernano, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of randomjazzr
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

randomjazzr, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Gushue3
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought an un-priced 6 pack of this from a Philly bottleshop for the priced of a used videogame.

A Bigger one finger foamy head comes down and leaves a little bit of lacing. Body is a nice clear orange with some carbonation bubbles.

S Big sweet tropical fruit here. Mango, pineapple, sweet grapefruit

T Big time sweet sticky hops and fruity bitterness (sounds weird). The honey is lightly detected in the middle and the finish sweet, somewhat malty, and a bitterness that lingers. Does not drink 10% at all. borders 4/4.5

M Lighter feel on the tongue and a medium to high carbonation. My mouth is left sticky and slightly syrupy after each sip

O Nice DIPA that does not drink like it. A little sweeter than I expected but very good DIPA.

Gushue3, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of ensign11
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

ensign11, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

mctizzz, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of ahatcher78
5/5  rDev +11.4%

ahatcher78, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Troville1990
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Troville1990, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of laxer8811
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

laxer8811, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of statum75
5/5  rDev +11.4%

statum75, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of TheLastEngineer
3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

TheLastEngineer, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Dan25D
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Dan25D, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Mark4prez20
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Mark4prez20, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Steasy66
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle into snifter
A Amber, think head that fades fast
S Fruity, Floral Hops
T Sweet front end, floral hops, bitter finish
M Thickness and carbonation are just right
Overall, very nice IIPA, looks, smells, feels great, could use a bit more sweetness and citrus hops in my opinion.

Steasy66, Mar 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

RonnieRotten, Mar 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

howard12, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

JimmyTango, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

mkurre, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of KingStephenR
5/5  rDev +11.4%

KingStephenR, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

beerbomer, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of schoun
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

schoun, Mar 12, 2012
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,981 ratings.