Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
BA SCORE
95.9%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 13,060 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:
#146
Reviews:
3,531
Ratings:
13,060
Liked:
12,519
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
9.42%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,677
Gots:
3,640
Trade:
69
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 13,060 |  Reviews: 3,531
Photo of ArtAttackEd
3.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikey2333
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pletser
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thingsBEER
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

She pours a light golden color and leaves the same colored body. A half finger white foamy head appears and lasts for about a half minute. Light sticky foamy lacing appears. The smell has a ton of piney hops (holy hops, Batman! - could there be any more in the smell?), citrus, and some light honey (more so as the beer warms). Light caramel and a slight malty presence comes in later in the beer. The taste has a large amount of bitter and sweet between the previously mentioned flavors. A bit of spiciness comes through as the beer warms. On the palate, she sits about a medium with nothing sharp on the tongue. This has got to be one of the smoothest DIPA’s I’ve ever had. The 10 % ABV is hidden very well, as I almost feel like I could pound this all day, very sessionable. The aftertaste is piney and the finish is sticky and bitter. Overall, big wow from me as this is an exceptional beer for its style and for me.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brianz81
4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not many brews can have a mouth-watering taste, and have over 8% abv. It's practically a state holiday when Hopslam comes out each year! This beer is truly amazing. I don't say that without cause. The honey taste is sweet, but the underlying IPA bitterness really adds to the overall complexity. There's a series of events for your taste buds to experience with this one. This year's price was around $20.00 a 6 pack. I'm not a wealthy man, but I bought 8 where and when I could find them. It's worth a trip to their brewery, as well. They have several world class beers, and I don't see them slowing down. If you're truly a beer "snob", this one will put you on the edge of your seat! Enjoy!!

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

Photo of ikecpelSDarb
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jsh987
3.77/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Miska
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmukid87
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kdizzle22
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trmiller24
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donovansill
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fathercharles
3.87/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfitzbrew
3.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmackin10
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of silverblaze540
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of DankScuba
4.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jcvalocchi
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 13,060 ratings
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