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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

11,107 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,107
Reviews: 3,320
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,256
Gots: 2,305 | FT: 76
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My thanks to my trading friend JohnParadee for this wonderful bottle.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a wonderful medium amber with a touch of haze. Minimal head dissipates quickly.
Aromas are epic. Sticky, sugary hops. Sweet tropical fruit especially mango. Mild breadiness.
Taste is delicious. Right in line with aromas. Dank, yet bright hoppiness. Clean flavors and very nicely balanced. Minimal bitterness. Enough to satisfy though.
Mouthfeel was slightly sticky. Very nice!
Overall, this was a wonderful DIPA. In line with Sculpin or Gandhi Bot only BETTER! It was sticky and dank and bright and utterly delicious. WOW!

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Props to Kevin from Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. for hooking me up with this gem.

A - Pours a clear golden colour with the slightest haziness, finger of head, decent retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet and fruity hop notes, hints of pine and sweet lemon.

T - Delicious flavour profile, floral hops, cotton candy, sweet lemon iced tea, candied sugar and caramel comes through alongside a lingering citrus bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - At 10%, this stuff is dangerously drinkable and smooth. Loads of flavour, incredibly well hidden ABV and one of the best examples of the style I've tried. Simply fantastic and definitely worth seeking out.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,107 ratings.