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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

10,259 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 10,259
Reviews: 3,132
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,044
Gots: 1,568 | FT: 40
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%

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4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into Swag Brewery pint glass. Pours a deep honey golden color with creamy 1.5 finger almost white head.

Nose: Sweet juicy orange, mango, pineapple, pine and hop zip.

Taste: Tropical fruit, honey, marmalade, citric tang, resinous pine, overall incredibly potent and well-rounded hop blast.

Crisp, clean, finish considering the stature of this beer. Slight lingering bitterness and sweetness but it's plenty expected and perfectly managed. Overall this is a superb specimen of an overly hopped but perfectly balanced alpha acid bombs. Will continue drinking and pursuing this one indefinitely.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Served chilled in a Duvel Tulip

I guess I figured I'd reviewed this one at some point, but apparently not...

A - pours beautifully golden, a bit of sediment in the bottom. slight white head, minimal lacing

S - Hops, a nice "clean" aroma, a bit sweet, nothing overpowering

T - In your face with hops, again, very "clean" with a hint of sweet, followed by a solid malt backbone. This year's batch seems a bit less sweet than last years, which to me is a good thing. Phenomenal.

M - Smooth, not much of the 10%abv comes through, which is potentially dangerous.

O - as far as DIPAs go, this to me is second only to PtE. Great beer, it makes me love this time of year.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank straight from the bottle.

After much searching found the last two sixers around DC. Well worth it for this incredible beer. Great citrus and bitter balance. Smooth going down and packs a kick. Overall I would recommend finding this beer to all HopHeads that haven't tried it yet.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 10,259 ratings.