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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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9,853 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,853
Reviews: 3,116
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,891
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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Photo of cooler4life
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a half finger head that settled rather quickly. Beer is a bright molten copper color,
and the lacing is thin and wispy.

S: I had forgotten to include the smell aspect of the review initially, so I will leave it 'as is'. However, know that you will not be disappointed.

T: Grapefruit, citrus, lemon, honeycomb, malt. As it matures in the mouth, the hoppy bitterness intensifies but in a creamy, sweet way. Leaves the palate with a sweet honey, dry biscuit twitch. ABV is where? It enhances the flavor.

M: Unreal. The sticky resin of Hopslam coats the palate like gorilla glue on a hot summer day. Carbonation is absolutely perfect, tingly and full.

O: Unbelievably drinkable, the Hopslam puts it out there and I accept unconditionally. World Class.

cooler4life, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of MegMeg
5/5  rDev +11.4%

MegMeg, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of demuzik
4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deceptive gold with a hint of amber; moderate to low head.

This beer is hoppy - surprised? The hops in this year's brew are varied giving it a complex hop taste, personally can't pick out the varieties used. Quite bitter though not strong on the pine; more spice, and brunt bitter on the tongue.

The honey traces across the tongue and the entire beer lingers in the mouth; if I didn't see it say 10% ABV on the bottle, I'd never believe it.

Last half of the glass/bottle finds it hop heavy, the seesaw heavily weighed on the hoppy side. To compare to others in the genre, I prefer Pliny for it's balance and pine-ey ness; this is definitely not a West coast beer, it makes perfect sense its a Midwest beer since I find it tasting somewhere in between Pliny and Dogfish Head.

demuzik, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Balvenie, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

TicoCali, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

meanmutt, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

freakboyfish, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

BuddytheElf, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

MkUltra84, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ChocolateJesus
5/5  rDev +11.4%

ChocolateJesus, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

mylar, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

NFMSKRS, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

dasmusik, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

clarkw42, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

keanlacrosse, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

dooleyra, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of USMCYoder
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had two bottles poured into a pint glass

A: Fantastic head. Very big. One lasted and the other one kind of disappeared on me. Orange/Amber in color but very clear.

S: Up front I smelled the honey which caught be off guard, but not in a bad way. From there I got some citrus and hops that were very well balanced.

T: Hoppy up front, followed by a sweet honey taste. Seemed to lack some type of malty or other flavors.

M: Light and clean for an IPA. No harsh aftertaste but there was some remaining hop in the back of the mouth.

O: Fantastic IPA. So glad I bought it even though the high price. Hops aren't over powering and the honey/citrus help balance it out.

USMCYoder, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of will1256
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

will1256, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a one finger head which gives way to skim. A moderate amount of lace is present on the glass. The aroma is of piney and floral hops with the citrus hops coming over the top and dominating. The taste starts out with a piney and floral hop taste over a sweet malt backbone. The citrus hops come in and steal the show with a slight honey presence at the end. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall it is a very solid dipa. The flavors are well blended.

goblue3509, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

smogfood, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

KMcG, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

fuzzcherry, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

OleLouIPA, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

andybaran, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

specialkheese, Feb 18, 2012
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,853 ratings.