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

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4.46/5
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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:
#160
Reviews:
3,612
Ratings:
13,439
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,713
Gots:
3,816
Trade:
70
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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

Photo of shauun176
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Picked-up two cans in trade from Blackacolyte26. This brew is not distributed where I live, so first time trying. Very nice brew, does not at all seem like 10%.

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Photo of Joebooh2
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pitchfork2322
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tareed02
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of snowen21
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of David_Porter
3.71/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryant1985
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a amber caramel color. The beer gives off the aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Tastes of strong citrus, hoppy, and overall smooth. Nice lacing left behind.

= A strong beer with a strong prescence. Definitely going to become a statue in my arsenal.

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Photo of spartan79
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RC_Saunders
2.2/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Not sure what all the hype is about. I paid $24 for a six pack and absolutely hated this beer. I’m not into the overly hoppy brews and this one is nothing short of that description. I’m sure beer nerds everywhere are reading this gasping because I’m downing what most consider a well rounded dipa. I just don’t see what all the fuss is about and how this overly expensive beer flies off the shelf when there are much cheaper and better options available

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Photo of stt1118
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cp29
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on date on the bottom of the can. Quite a pungent aroma & taste on this one. This Reminds me of the newly revamped Dogfish head IPA's. That high abv is hidden perfectly. This is good, but not up to the level of some classic west coast IPA's. Cheers! B (85-89) score range

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,439 ratings