Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
98
world-class
13,040 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:
13,040
Reviews:
3,529
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
2,664
Gots:
3,631
For Trade:
71
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Ratings: 13,040 |  Reviews: 3,529
Photo of Hazelchips
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
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 -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zxtwou2
4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
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 +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mallen190
4.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JGam115
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slight hazy straw, luscious white foam. Ripe pineapple and cantaloupe, boozy back, lemongrass. Glorious mouthfeel and body.

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Photo of HopasaursRex08
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have to have five words. Heaven.

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Photo of Winston3737
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lefty0813
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Farinag16447
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aged a year! Insane! Intense honey finish!

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Photo of BRami127
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of feeger22
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of strakajagr
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mnicholas_19
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JasonHorne
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crbooher
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanfox81
3.11/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Disappointing compared to other DIPAs on this list.

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Photo of TheArtOfWort
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arthurry
3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of finner
3.69/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joerzll
4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Steve_Tresnan
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.43 out of 5 based on 13,040 ratings.
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