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Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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4.46/5
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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:
#148
Reviews:
3,533
Ratings:
13,106
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,685
Gots:
3,662
Trade:
69
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4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3.09/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigCheese
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cush6
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A really good blend of hops and malt with a kick off honey to add just a little sweetness to balance the hop bitterness. Love it.

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4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The name is appropriate as the presence of hops in this brew slam the taste buds. It's pretty high in alcohol which is fun sometimes but it's just slightly too bitter to experience for this kind of enjoyment. It's very well made from a great company and I do recommend it as something worthwhile to sip once in a while if you're a big fan of hops.

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5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gardner254
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I thought this was good but there are plenty of dipa's available year around that are on a par with this one.

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4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,106 ratings
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