Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
BA SCORE
95.9%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 13,064 ratings
Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by beernbbq on 04-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#145
Reviews:
3,532
Ratings:
13,064
Liked:
12,523
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
9.42%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,677
Gots:
3,642
Trade:
69
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4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
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Poured from a 12oz can.
Wonderfully balanced DIPA. Iconic in its yearly anticipated release and consistent flavor profile.
Dark golden color, with white head and moderate lacing. Aromatic hops aroma, with bitter/sweet confluence on taste. Tough to pound with its ABV (10.0%) but thoroughly enticing.

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Incredible IPA! Tasted from bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with white head. Excellent aroma of oranges, grapefruit and flowers. Taste is bitter but incredibly balanced for a double IPA. Citrus and floral tastes with a mild sweet honey tastes. Very smooth and drinkable. Dangerously good with that high of an ABV. I definitely approve.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 13,064 ratings
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