1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

9,841 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,841
Reviews: 3,117
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,884
Gots: 1,475 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hopslam Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 9,841 | Reviews: 3,117 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of AngryNucleus
5/5  rDev +11.4%

AngryNucleus, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of BHopp12
4/5  rDev -10.9%

BHopp12, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Pat316
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Pat316, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of mcc1654
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

mcc1654, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of oneaday
3.69/5  rDev -17.8%

Im a huge fan of this beer and I find some the first day it's available in stores around SE Michigan each year. For 2014, that was Friday 1/10. This year's batch is disappointing. You know how the citrus and pine fall off as Hopslam ages? Well this batch (on day 1) tastes like a typical June Hopslam. Its still a great beer, and I will continue to enjoy it while it's out but Im not feeling like I need to hoard it as in the past. No problem, more for everyone else!

oneaday, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of MarshallMan
5/5  rDev +11.4%

MarshallMan, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of zenwatts
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

zenwatts, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of oldvines
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

oldvines, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Brianito
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Brianito, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of TTAmod
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%

Fresh (12/29/11) 12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Pours a nice dark gold with a luscious white head that has great retention for such a strong beer. Nice lacing, as well.

S: Smells really tropical and sweet. Fruits are grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, and orange. Really succulent. I could smell this all day long.

T: The taste is also very tropical. The grapefruit and orange are immediately upfront. A bit of pine follows that. Finish is raw floral hops, ripe fruit, and orange rind. Alcohol gives a little kiss at the end, but definitely doesn't taste like 10%. Malt base is fairly strong and sufficiently balances out the hops and alcohol.

This beer really shows the diversity of hops. Every hop taste from fruit to flowers to bitterness makes an appearance. Definitely a complex DIPA.

M: Really nice for an IPA. Smooth, oily, slick, creamy, but still a bit prickly.

Mouthfeel is perfect for coating the mouth in those great, raw hop flavors.

O: Definitely a top-tier DIPA. I'd say it lives up to the hype. The hop flavors are complex and refreshing, yet it's still well balanced by malt sweetness.

Cheers! =)

TTAmod, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of markrmoser
5/5  rDev +11.4%

markrmoser, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of vitters03
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

vitters03, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of jreamer
4/5  rDev -10.9%

jreamer, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of jIsh
5/5  rDev +11.4%

jIsh, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of schwaeh
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

schwaeh, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of PaulMc
5/5  rDev +11.4%

PaulMc, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Kahlerbock
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Kahlerbock, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Soxfanmcgee
4/5  rDev -10.9%

Soxfanmcgee, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of decadance
5/5  rDev +11.4%

decadance, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of jwhancher
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

jwhancher, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Msundt
2/5  rDev -55.5%

Msundt, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Idesofmarch89
4/5  rDev -10.9%

Idesofmarch89, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of allhoppedup2
5/5  rDev +11.4%

allhoppedup2, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of rdb4942
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

rdb4942, Jan 07, 2012
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 9,841 ratings.