Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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98
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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
Ratings:
13,001
Reviews:
3,525
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
2,655
Gots:
3,612
For Trade:
70
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4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
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4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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3.87/5  rDev -12.6%
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3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - White airy head, light amber/orange and murky with active bubbles.

S - Grapefruit, floral notes, passion fruit.

T- Mostly sweet fruits at front with grapefruit and pine. Then turns bitter, but not to an extreme. Bitter aftertaste lingers.

M - Thick, minimal burn, some mouth-coating.

O - Really good DIPA. Reminds me of 90 minute and Chillwave, but a bit more bitter on the tail end.

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4.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice honey color. With a little bit of head that fades rather quickly.

Nose: very citrusey smell upfront followed by a strong boozy afterwards. Some pine in there as well

Taste:nice citrus flavor with a little bit of the booziness coming through. Very strong flavors upfront that stay even after you have drank the beer.

Overall, a pretty good beer with a nice citrus flavor that is expected from a double IPA. Though the booziness was a little strong towards the middle of the beer. Would recommend for future consumption.

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4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
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4.52/5  rDev +2%
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4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
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