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Hopslam Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

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9,539 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,539
Reviews: 3,109
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 1,778
Gots: 1,370 | 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:
Brewed with honey. Hoppy as hell.

(Beer added by: beernbbq on 04-14-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

01-20-2014 00:13:53 | More by marqoid
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

05-02-2014 01:55:32 | More by weaksauce
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

06-01-2014 22:09:55 | More by tjcamm
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4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark golden orange color probably a finger and half of head

Smell: orange smelling hops. Fantastic

Taste: obviously hops. Lots of orange and grapefruit tastes. I love ipas like this with that hop sting after taste

Mouthfeel: medium body. Not much alcohol feel for 10%.

Overall: this is my first hopslam and this hop head is satisfied.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 07:15:58 | More by fergster75
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-03-2013 16:40:47 | More by Mdodge8837
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New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-06-2014 11:06:01 | More by electtodefer
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-18-2012 18:40:09 | More by GreatBloomer
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-13-2013 12:49:52 | More by Marty91
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-02-2014 16:57:10 | More by bcp5296d
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

02-18-2013 19:16:37 | More by TheConnMan
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

02-16-2014 02:51:31 | More by Lazaro
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-06-2013 15:53:08 | More by Ant4711
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

11-06-2013 13:39:43 | More by MJSawyer
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4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A : Pours a hazy orange/amber color with a good white head. Good retention and nice lacing.

S : Lots of hops in the smell. Some honey an dfloral notes.

T : Lots of hop flavor but not too overpowering. Some good honey and citrusy flavors in it also.

M : Real smooth. Good carbonation

D : It's 9.3% ABV? I can't believe that. I didn't taste it at all. Awesome beer and really drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2008 13:58:49 | More by mhewes
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4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: beautiful golden orange body with white fluffy head, also nice lacing

Smell: citrus up front as in pineapples, grapefruit,oranges and peaches and very little earthy malts.

Taste: bitter citrus blast! grapefuit hits your first than some nice sweet peaches and pinapples and than alittle bit of honey,malts and toffee.

Mouthfeel:medium body..very smooth and nice carbonation

Drinkability: very high for 10% alittle too high

I had this batch 10115(january 11,2011) several times, as in just a week old and the honey in this brew was way too sweet for my liking, but as for today(february 6,2011) the sweetness of the honey seems to be fading and the hop presence and bitterness is the highlight of this brew!!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 21:35:53 | More by eagles22
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4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12 ounce bottle of Hopslam 2012 in a pilsner glass. The date on the bottle was 1-10-12. I was so excited that Hopslam was available, because some of the forums I read said that Hopslam wasn't coming out until the first week of February 2012. I bought a six-pack of Hopslam at the Martin's Grocery Store in Stevensville, Michigan on 1-20-12.

The appearance was a fruity orange-yellow with a one finger head with a medium-hard pour. The head-foam was the tastiest I ever remember tasting of any beer - ever!

The smell was fruity, citrousy, and hoppy. Very appealing smell!

The taste and mouthfeel this year was better than last year's. Lot's of high gravity alcohol and full of hops....duh. Tangy and very appealing to my pallette.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 00:42:44 | More by HoneyLamb
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

09-06-2013 17:50:28 | More by TomTown
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-17-2014 00:33:56 | More by PickwickHopz
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-26-2014 02:49:26 | More by PhilMiller
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-23-2014 15:31:42 | More by skydogpenn
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4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle in a snifter.

A - Really nice copper orange color, slightly cloudy with little white head that disappears quickly.

S - Really strong piney hops. This would be a great holiday beer because it smells like a christmas tree.

T - Awesome hops, really piney just like the smell.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - Great beer. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 05:59:02 | More by jeffmonarch
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4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a light orange color with a quarter inch white head, leaving light lacing. Smells of hops, tastes of hops, specifically a big dose of grapefruit with a tangy aftertaste. Excellent IPA flavor, but a bit light on the mouthfeel for a DIPA. Very drinkable, and I don't notice the ABV that much, but the overall impression is that of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 04:54:30 | More by PhxHorn
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4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was not sure of all the hype when I was luckily able to try this on tap. This definitely did not dissapoint.

A: Poured ruby orange (low lit bar) with perfect hazy white head. Lacing was very apparent after each sip.

S: Very fruity/pine scent up front, sweet honey and fruit cake like aroma to follow.

T: This guy hit the spot..then so did the next, then the third. Starts off with a the hoppy fruit and dissapates into the yummy sweet but not too sweet fruit cake in the smell. Ends with the honey and malts balanced with the pine/fruit.

M: This was bar none the best mouthfeel of an IPA I have ever experienced...atleast that I can remember to this point. Very oily and thick in the mouth with the perfect amount of carbonation so as not to induce a large belch after each sip but not flat, just perfect.

D: Top notch. I was exposed to many differnt options of amazing beer on tap and could not leave this one. After two on an empty stomach getting thrown back fast, maybe it's too drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2008 14:54:19 | More by dsigmon
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

12-12-2013 00:22:57 | More by liquorpig
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

01-09-2013 00:37:44 | More by bonez05404
Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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