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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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11,325 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,325
Reviews: 3,374
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 2,284
Gots: 2,445 | FT: 74
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

Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell's Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell's repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
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Bottle opened by my friend and fellow beer collector Ryan B.

Bomb diggity bomb in all ways. Pours a dark orange/light brown. The smell is everything you would expect from this cult IPA. Lots of citrus fruit and sweetness. Mouthfeel was not overly thick but probably just about right. Taste literally blows up in your mouth with honey, other sweetness, and HOPS HOPS HOPS. Truly awesome and lived up to the hype on BA and from friends.

Second review

bottle dated 12/29/11

As amazing as I remembered. Same smell, mouthfeel and taste but this time though I am getting a lot more of the maltiness, which cinches it for me. Not sure if thats the freshness of this bottle (the previous review was of a bottle 6 months old). Hoppy Days Are Here Again!! Hoppy Hopslam Day!!! Thanks Bells for the beer and thanks to Binnys Downers Grove for helping me get some today!

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,325 ratings.