Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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:
#156
Reviews:
3,611
Ratings:
13,430
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,712
Gots:
3,810
Trade:
70
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Ratings: 13,430 |  Reviews: 3,611
Photo of Kwright
3.6/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of VincentLyons
4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cnealc
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilmer
3.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gmcsierra91
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurtStL6
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hoppy as it gets but very well done

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Photo of dafla67
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

under appreciated with many years of the latest & greatest next double ipa. Pours a nice deep orange. The smell is full and complex of hops, citrus and malts. Tastes like it smells and a bit of the strong ABV%. I think Hopslam has more than held its own against the wave of new IPA/Double IPA.

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Photo of mariewarchol
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wells2123
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of treich001
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned in January, but I don’t expect for this to have fallen off much as a DIPA.

Pours a deep orange, with a nice three finger head of frothy foam that leaves patches of heavy lace as it settles.

A vibrant array of lemon, grass, and floral hops hit your nose. Fresh honey and light bready malt linger.

The flavors here are really nice. The honey isn’t overwhelming or too sweet, and the bitter, floral hops return and dissolve into a malty finish. A good balance, well done.

Medium body, medium carb.. not too sticky, a little filmy.

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

Photo of Mkbaskin
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CScott12
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GoatmanBrewsMD
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JerryHelper
3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamofSoCal
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of milesweaver
2.98/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SHMD_Brewing
4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Snitko
3.85/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mmcpartlon
4.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned Jan. 10 2018, drank April 21, 2018.
Pours a light amber, Thick off-white foam head. Lot of lacing, and held the head well.
Get a lot of sweet malts in the nose, along with some caramel. I’m not getting much citrus like other raters.

Taste follows the nose for me with some (not overwhelming) hop flavor at the finish.

Full, chewy body, and moderate carbonation. Great body IMO.

Overall just decent, though it may be well past it’s prime.

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Photo of dsshuck
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,430 ratings