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Bell's Hopslam (2013)

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

  1. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Let us know what you think of it..
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  2. EddieGold

    EddieGold Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Thank you.
  3. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Pretty sure I saw bottles kind of hang out on the shelf for a few weeks here in AZ as well.
  4. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Member

    There are a few places in DC that sell it.. Tunnel, Modern, and Rodman's at least. Be warned that it was $26/pack last year though, so who knows what it'll be going for this year! :eek:
  5. Thanks. That's quite steep. I think I found the Bells distributor for the area and was just going to contact them closer to the 21st to see where it would be closer to my neck of the woods(Reston). With this and Enjoy By and Nugget Nectar all coming out in the next few weeks I'm a very happy lad.
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  6. Ish1

    Ish1 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Holly shit! Hopslam, Abrassive, Sucks and Hop Henge all on the shelves at the same time. I'm going to explode!
  7. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I did this last year, and intend to try it again when I get the 2013 Hopslam. For me, this experiment really highlights the importance of freshness in IPA/DIPA's. I think you'll find the 2012 Hopslam to be much more syrupy, with less of that fruity/hoppy bite.
    luwak likes this.
  8. ceazaleo

    ceazaleo Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Norm's Beer and Wine in Vienna will get it. The Reston Whole Foods should get some, as well as the Total Wine in Sterling. Plenty of options in NoVa!

    Also, it should not run more than $20 for a six pack.
  9. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    Do not hesitate to buy a case at $80.
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  10. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Member

    Location:
    New York
    anyone wanna trade a fresh hopslam for a fresh heady??
  11. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Member

    Location:
    New York
    How does this compare to heady topper?
  12. steebo777

    steebo777 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    It's different.
  13. MichPaul

    MichPaul Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Between this, The Oracle and This One Goes to 11, these have totally renewed my faith in Bell's! All three are spectacular! Two Hearted used to be my favorite "On tap" IPA till I had a Hopslam on tap at Bell's. It just now showed up around me, so I'm out the door!
    Cheers people!
  14. Hopeswimmer

    Hopeswimmer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    This hit GR this morning!!
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  15. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    2 and 3 years ago I was able to buy many 6 packs and even had return trips to stores. I don't think the allotment change. The hype just went through the roof. I don't even try for it anymore as it is too much of a pain and there are plenty of IIPAs that are as good or better.
  16. Steimie

    Steimie Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    They made more this year. They've been pretty clear about this.
  17. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Renewed faith...what made you lose it? Bells is pretty legit.
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  18. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    ^^^This. I've called a few places around here & they are getting in a ton of cases & Ann Arbor is not great for distro in general. I think we'll see a lot more sitting on shelves for a bit this year, at least around us. But whatever, I'm grabbing my case either way.
  19. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    we'll have to disagree.
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  20. thedopeyone07

    thedopeyone07 Member

    Cannot wait to sit back and enjoy this beer.
  21. MichPaul

    MichPaul Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I guess I'm just a growning BA, and, for a while, it was only Two Hearted/aged Expe for me. But now that I've had the beers I mentioned above, plus things like BBA Batch 9000/Black Note among others, I have been digging this brewery a whole lot more. Just growing and learning I guess. :)
  22. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Member

    Location:
    Illinois

    Yup. Ill Bm you when we get ours in, and try and send it out within two days of recieving it.
  23. kilowattcycles

    kilowattcycles Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I met you in the store last week (day that Deschutes landed). Any idea how much Hopslam is expected at that location?
  24. pschul4

    pschul4 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Sorry Ryan but Midwesten was pretty disappointing. Agreed overall tho!
  25. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Member

    Location:
    Illinois


    :D more than 10 cases. Also, we SHOULD be getting alesmith today or tmw, but wont be in the system until thursday.
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  26. kilowattcycles

    kilowattcycles Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Fantastic! Love Alesmith products. Would be great if Wee Heavy and Speedway get here. What day are you predicting Hopslam on the shelf?
  27. fredmugs

    fredmugs Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Go to Bell's website. Somewhere on there they listed states getting it this week, next week, and the week after.
  28. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Sounds good. Cheers!
  29. SoggyCoasters

    SoggyCoasters Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Are any of these available in NJ?
  30. johnmichaelsen

    johnmichaelsen BA Moderator Staff Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Pretty sure not, though I'm not positive about suks. However, in the case of hopslam, the beer is imported and distributed by Shangy's in SEPA, and that should be a doable drive for you. Also, many Wegmans and Wholefoods will have hopslam (by the 6 pack, with a two 6 pack limit - but you can buy two 6 packs, take them to your car, and then go back for more), so depending where you live in NJ, it might not be a very far drive at all for you to obtain some hopslam.
  31. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Peter, we're you really expecting a lot?
  32. pschul4

    pschul4 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I was hoping it would be as good as if not better than lagunitas daytime lol oh well lesson learned. Will still drink my share of hopslam (or more of my share if people out there think there is something better on the shelf in Chicago)
  33. JM03

    JM03 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Hopslam will start shipping to areas in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio the week of Jan. 7.

    It will begin shipping to Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri and Arizona the week of Jan. 14.

    It will then start shipping to Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Kentucky and Pennsylvania the week of Jan. 21.

    Keep in mind, availability will also depend on delivery and trucking schedules, so please be patient with your local bars, restaurants and retailers.
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  34. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Wait...what about your 7% ABV rule? Why you wastin' your time with those low ABV things anyway? ;)
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  35. waddellc2

    waddellc2 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I have never had this, and as a hop head I think it is my duty to buy a case of this as soon as it comes out!
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  36. pschul4

    pschul4 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    OMG...I've been wasting my life/money on watered down beers... selfiamdisappoint
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  37. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Interesting. $16.80 a sixer here in Okemos. That's a place notorious for great pricing though.
  38. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    $66 a case at Holiday
  39. hoppy99

    hoppy99 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    I can't wait to age a few sixers.
  40. avalonct

    avalonct Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    $66/case? Where?

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