Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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10,272 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,272
Reviews: 3,132
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,062
Gots: 1,578 | FT: 39
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. Bottled 12/30. My first year having the hopslam so I can't compare it to years past, but I'm a big fan of the Two Hearted. I have had a few bottles of this, all from the same batch. The ones I consumed earlier seemed somewhat boozy, this one really hit the spot. Not sure if my palate was off or what...

A- Pours a one finger head with good lacing and a small ring of a head retained on the sides of the glass. A hazy golden color that is very appealing.

S- Pineapple bomb. The fruit is certainly out in front here and it works very well. A bit of sweet honey and booze.

T- The closest thing I can compare it to is juicy fruit gum in the beginning and middle. The end gives a bit of piney bitterness, but not very much due to the sweet honey and lighter malts that back the beer up. I can see how some would think this is too sweet, but I love it.

M- Smooth, medium-bodied for the style. A little stickiness that lingers, but not a whole lot.

O- A damn fine beer. It's certainly sweet and I'll admit I had a couple bottles that didn't do it for me, but at it's full potential this beer is really delicious. The hop flavor is unlike anything I've tasted previously. If it were available in my area I would certainly buy more soon.

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4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, Lancaster PA.

Notes taken when served.

Approximately a 10 oz serving, poured into one of those horrible narrow tulips that seem to be all the rage now with bars and bottle shops. They should definitely be outlawed!

After purchase I was given a proper Nonic to use. Many thanks to Kevin and staff for that.

After getting a proper glass this ale pours a beautiful two finger head, solid and it lasts, slowly reducing to a ½” head, great lace sticks to the glass.
Medium deep gold color.

Nice hop dominated aroma though it could be a little more distinct. Mostly notes of tropical fruit, pineapple and lemon with just a hint of piney resin. Fine golden malt. Quite pleasant.

Crisp entry on the palate of bitter citrusy hops, followed by refined malt and some hints of ale yeast. The bitterness lasts throughout the pour, with a slight sweetness but not overdone. The crisp acidity helps balance everything out. Full mouth feel. Delicious.

Long lingering finish of bitter hops with the hop oils sticking to your mouth.

An unbelievably smooth and easy to drink DIPA. The 10% ABV is not even remotely noticeable.
Total enjoyment!
As stated above I feel it could be a little more aggressive in the smell, but what’s here is very enjoyable.
Well this was certainly an enjoyable brew. However that being said it is much overhyped.
There are many DIPA’s out there that are as good as this offering, and much easier to find. Founders Double Trouble, Dogfish Head 90 minute and Weyerbacher Double Simcoe come to mind first but there are others.
Still this is very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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Pours out a nice dark yellow with a finger, white head with good retention.

Smell is nice tropical with honey. The honey really works well with the hops. Taste is nice tropical with perfect bitterness as it goes down the throat. Really a nice beer.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 10,272 ratings.