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Bell's Hopslam (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (575) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader



    Look what Bell's bottled today...

    No word on exact release date yet, but their website says this is returning this month.

    Slight confession: I've never had this. I didn't really discover my love for IPA's until after this had left the market last year, so I'm very excited to try this and see how it stacks up to Oracle, Ruination, and other hop bombs, having the reputation of being THE hop bomb.
  2. TomTwanks

    TomTwanks Initiate (0) Ohio Apr 5, 2011

    It doesn't suck.
  3. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Yep I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some. Hopefully they make it out to WI (no reason why it shouldn't) soon.
  4. I called my local place in Georgia to get an ETA on this just today. Late January, early February.

    I was blown away by it last year(limit of (1)6 pack per person). I'm hoping they'll be able to get a bigger allotment for 2013.
  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Hopslam is in 6 packs, at least it was last year.
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  6. Good looking out, and even better news ;) . Most of their(the store I go to) limited brews come in 4 packs, so I was just recounting recent history.
  7. rrski198

    rrski198 Savant (350) Georgia Mar 7, 2010

    I had it a ton when I lived in MO and it always came in a 6 pack, about $18/6
  8. DanK4

    DanK4 Aficionado (240) Maine Jan 17, 2012

    Awwwwww yeaaaaaa. Just in time for me to visit my folks back home in Brighton. Gonna have to snag at least a 4pk to bring back to ME.
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  9. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (400) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    Oh no... there goes my beer budget for the next couple months. ;)
  10. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Savant (405) Illinois Jul 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    Bells doesn't make 4 packs. I doubt the allotment will go up unless they really increased production. I have only been buying this stuff for 3 or 4 years and it gets harder to find every year.
  11. jamvt

    jamvt Advocate (600) Massachusetts Aug 5, 2005 Beer Trader

    this year's is way too boozy and not quite as hoppy as years past.
    TryppZ, Swim424, ditch and 17 others like this.
  12. I addressed the 4/6 pack confusion in a previous post. The place I go to didn't get more than a couple cases of it last year.

    And now that I'm remembering, I believe they enforced a 4 bottle limit, as opposed to a (1)6 pack limit.
  13. sandbergandy

    sandbergandy Zealot (85) Minnesota Nov 21, 2012

    This was one of the first beers that really gave me sticker shock a few years back, and then I tried it. Totally worth the price.
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  14. Head-high

    Head-high Aficionado (210) Virginia Jun 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    I thought that about the '12 Hopslam.
  15. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

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  16. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Plenty of release parties in Michigan pretty much starting now. My local craft bar in Indiana is rolling it out on the 21st. A year ago when I was a noob I bought a mix six with just IPAs for a super bowl party and that was one of my random selections based on the name alone. Imagine my surprise when I took that first drink.

    I don't think it's similar to The Oracle at all. I recently had a Hopsoulution and it's similar to that.
  17. DaveLikesAle

    DaveLikesAle Savant (345) Ohio Jan 24, 2006

    IPA's go bad after 23 hours. Sadly Hopslam will be a drain pour by the time we get it.
  18. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    YESSSSSSSSSS. You can get it at bars around here for 4 dollars a bottle. Very excite.
  19. I think I secured a case last year for around 68 bucks. I was pissed to find somewhere around me that had it in the 10.99 mixed six section. Good times...
  20. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Savant (325) Virginia Apr 14, 2009

    One of my favorites.
  21. Had it once and it was awesome! Please someone trade with me :(...
  22. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Savant (495) Kentucky Dec 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    mmmmm, just like hop sex
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  23. ja1022

    ja1022 Aficionado (230) Indiana Sep 27, 2009

    My favorite beer time of year! Countless Hopslam threads to follow.

    I generally find it around $60 to 65 a case and buy one, and if it's good (and it always has been) I'll buy a few more.

    All things considered, it's my favorite beer.
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  24. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    I need to get my trading partners lined up.
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  25. Blows ruination away. And ruination is a top 5 DIPA for me. This is just leaps and bounds ahead.
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  26. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    It's a fine quality item. However, with the abundance of Abrasive around these parts I'm not running down any beer trucks for this. Relatively easy to come by so I'll get to it when I get to it.
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  27. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I got you if we can work something out. shouldnt be long before it shows up here BM me if you are really interested.
  28. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Ships from brewery on Monday... Booya.
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  29. /swoons :)
  30. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Savant (260) Michigan Dec 2, 2012

    This is great news! I live in Mich and most stores around me have it...
    btw, does anyone know how to store them so they stay as hoppy as possible? If I buy a few 6-packs I'd like to make them last while maintaining their potency.
  31. hardy008

    hardy008 Champion (780) Minnesota Jan 12, 2008 Subscriber

    You have to love Bell's for always brewing a lot of this beer. Demand is high, but there never seems to be a shortage in my area.
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  32. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (410) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Any news of the rollout? Will they stagger it like last year? I'd love to grab about 12-18 of the first batch, then wait for batch 2 to rollout to buy more. They way they did it like this last year was great. I hope they do it again.
  33. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

  34. I was told that I could expect 10-15% more of this Elixer of The Hops to be allocated at my store, so I might actually be able to snag a case for me this year!
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  35. Was just talking to my friend (who works at Bell's) about hopslam last night. She brought me a bottle of Black Note for christmas =) She said they were "tasting" this the last she heard about it. YAY. I live 5 minutes from Bell's. Gonna fo sho get a case of this. I'm down to trade......
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  36. tlh1005

    tlh1005 Savant (265) North Carolina Oct 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    That's about what I was expecting; last year I don't think I bought a bottle that was older than two weeks MAX.
  37. does hopslam make its way to NY? I need this in my life
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  38. rmcnealy

    rmcnealy Savant (330) Illinois Jan 13, 2006

    I can say with full surety, total certainty, undoubtable infallibility, absolute indubitableness, and frank unquestionableness that this may be my favorite brew. Fresh... unparalleled.
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  39. Are you trying to be funny or are you really retarded?
  40. jsurfs82

    jsurfs82 Savant (435) Ohio May 13, 2008

    I had this last year and on draft it was amazing and in bottles was almost as good (I had at least three 6 packs.) Since then I have discovered Three Floyd's Dreadnaught, Arctic Panzer Wolf, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Founders Double Trouble, I want to revisit HopSlam this year just to see how it stacks up to these beasts I've grown to love so much.
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