Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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98
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13,020 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
Ratings:
13,020
Reviews:
3,528
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
2,659
Gots:
3,623
For Trade:
70
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4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very special thank you to GAELIC for trading me the Hopslam. He also so sent me some other North Carolina Beers that I am looking forward to trying.

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into my NEBCO Gandhi Bot snifter.

A: Golden orange hue with about 2 fingers of worth of an almost white cap that subsides quickly with nice lacing.

S: Wonderfully inviting. Smellls of pine and citrus, begging me to take the first sip.

T / M : Biting and bitter, just like the bottle says. But in a good way. It is slightly sweet. Bitter and almost tannic and the bite and flavors stay on your palate for a long time. No clue that it is 10% abv.

O: One of the best DIPA out here IMHO. I guess I will be trading for more of this in the future as it is EXCELLENT. Or I could just go visit my friends in Pennsylvania a little more often.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So for whom the AbBBp is named for is who must be thanked prior to writing this post. Not only did he send us the sixer, but I also had the pleasure of sharing it with another AbBBp member, ole Ne.

Actually enjoyed this one properly, I think, in a tulip. In all regards this Kalamazoo product comes through.

Tasted fresh even though it was brewed about 2 months prior, but it didn't linger with a negative after taste. What was most enjoyable was in fact was the mouthfeel, very well carbonated almost like if they took a pine cone and turned it into a soda, that refreshing.

Took the General out for a walk, came back to bliss. The taste was fantastic, would love to get some more. The smell was oblivion, and overall it was anything box. Get if it you can, better yet send me some

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.43 out of 5 based on 13,020 ratings.
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