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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

11,105 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 11,105
Reviews: 3,320
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2,255
Gots: 2,304 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to EliteDigger for this tasty brew. This has been on my radar for a while. Poured from a 120z. bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter. Beer pours an orange, copper color with a small white, bubbly head. Very soft carbonation and moderate lacing around the glass.

Aroma is pretty sweet for a DIPA, but also immense floral and citrus hops. Traces of honey are hidden in the background.

Taste starts out with a big, bitter hop bite, moves to a sweet malt, lemon and honey flavor and finally leaves you with a long, bitter and citrus finish. Quite nice and complex.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily. This is probably an easy drinker for most hopheads. Maybe too easy, considering it weighs in at 10%. Check this one out. It's another winner from Bell's.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a clear orange-yellow with one finger of bone white head.

S - Very lush and juicy, with caramel, toffee, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Really aromatic.

T - A nice mashup of the East Coast and West Coast style DIPAs. Solid malt base provides a sweet backup to the hops, with caramel, toffee, and a smidge of honey. Loads of hop flavor as well, with citrus zest, pineapple, and mango. Plenty of bitterness, though the sweetness of the malt means that the beer is really quite balanced.

M - Medium-full body, good level of carbonation helps to perk up the hop bitterness.

D - Fantastic beer. Definitely leaves me wanting another... tomorrow.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Rob315
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Look: Pours a clear sunset orange, with a 2 finger white foamy head that leaves lacing clinging all over the glass, wonderful.

Smell: Huge juicy hop aroma, citrus,tropical fruits, pineapple, orange peel, sweet honey.

Taste: Hops dominate the pallet upfront followed by thick hop oils, honey and juicy fruits pulls through and sweeten up the hop assault. Hops linger for awhile in the after taste. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth.

Overall: Amazing, not a total pallet destroyer like some DIPA's. Complex and well balanced, everything I want in a DIPA.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
99 out of 100 based on 11,105 ratings.