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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

10,419 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 10,419
Reviews: 3,165
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,179
Gots: 1,728 | 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:
Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004

Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 12 oz bottle and into an American pint glass.
Appearance-golden color, medium carbonation, nice lacing.
Smell-wonderful notes of citrus fruit coming through, nice hoppy smell.
Taste- heavy notes of citrus but well balanced, grapefruit juice, blood red oranges, tangerine.The alcohol does not even come through even thought it is 10 percent.
Mouthfeel-pleasant
Overall-I have been waiting to try this for some time as they do not sell it in my neck of the woods. A freind from Ohio brought up a six pack this weekend and I was not disapointed, one of the best DIPA's I have ever had, amazing how it is 10abv and not boozy whatsoever, also the hops are wonderfully balanced.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark gold with a one finger head. Poor head retention but moderate lacing.

Smells very citrusy with lots of pineapple; almost like fruit juice. Some floral notes are there as well.

The citrus hops come through very prominently at first and linger throughout. A moderate to high bitterness appears about halfway through and lingers for awhile. Honey is detectable mainly towards the finish and the sweetness hides any alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to full but not at all syrupy like many IIPA's.

I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer. It honestly drinks like a 6 or 7 percent beer. The fruitiness is also very nice. A truly world class beer and I'm glad I was able to snag a 6 pack.

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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%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.02/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy sunburst golden color with a moderate amount of carbonation bubbles rising to the top. A one finger, frothy white head appears initially and slowly fades to a thin film across the top.

S: Nice hop profile that isn't overpowering. Floral and citrus aromatic notes are the backbone, while a touch of sweet honey, and some pineapple-like aromas come through in the background.

T: Again, a nice hop profile of floral, citrus, and tropical pineapple, but all aspects are slightly muted when compared to the aroma. It has a nice bitter bite to the end to finish it off.

M: Medium bodied, with a moderate amount of carbonation. It has that resiny feel that I really like in an IPA. It feels a bit oily and finishes dry. Pretty good.

O: I've had many DIPA's in my time. This one is pretty good, but doesn't stand up to the elite DIPA's. The nose and the taste just seemed held back a little. With a bit more boldness, this could hold its own when compared to the best in this style.

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've heard the hype and made a conscious effort to procure some this season.

Scored a couple six packs at the Binny's right when the opened on release day.

The bottle pours a rich amber (honey) color with ample carbonation. The aroma is hops hops and more hops.

Upon first taste the hops hit you in taste and smell but the subtle honey is noticeable throughout. One of my buddy's trying one also for the first time said the honey really stood out although I found it subtle.

The fact this beer is "supposedly" 10% is mind boggling. This is really a masterpiece. I want this all the time.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 10,419 ratings.