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Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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4.46/5
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13,091 Ratings
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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:
#147
Reviews:
3,532
Ratings:
13,091
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,684
Gots:
3,659
Trade:
69
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 13,091 |  Reviews: 3,532
Photo of Dr_Fox
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric1Mess
4.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best IPAs I've ever tasted.

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Photo of ngaron
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of themaj
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StevieJ
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmeno1
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome! Just awesome. Best smelling beer I have tried. One of the best tasting to boot. Citrus, and especially grapefruit, to me, give this beer a fantastic aroma, and leaves a more than pleasant taste on the palette. Most likely due to the added honey, the bit of sweetness balances the bitterness well. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of c-rum
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of babyrocks
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twofacedmonster
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of k47k
3.92/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superbohl4
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrGone
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sawwsea
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dtm426
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GKWagner
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jayww1998
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of gholmes
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hazelchips
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Great IPA. One of my fav

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Photo of ghirsh
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zxtwou2
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

too sweet, where are the hops? aroma was nice and floral/hoppy, but the name of the beer is a misnomer on the taste.

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Photo of TOnEz31
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,091 ratings
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