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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

10,363 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 10,363
Reviews: 3,151
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,157
Gots: 1,678 | 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:
Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004

Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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!

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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! =)

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 10,363 ratings.