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

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft. Smells great, with lots of citrus, grapefruit and stone fruit. Lots of hops with generous bready malts, great balance, a highly drinkable and refreshing DIPA that packs a nice hoppy profile with a bit of a caramel malt touch in there. Great stuff.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one both on tap and bottled. Reviewing a bottle as that is what I have now and is obviously freshest in memory.

A: Slightly hazy orange and copper, pours with less than an inch of head.
S: This does not present the hop bomb that I expect for both the name and hype. The forefront of aroma is indeed hoppy, but there is still a strong lingering malt aroma - which I can understand to get to 10%.
T: Sweet citrus goodness, with an awesome lingering honey aftertaste. This is very unique, with a slight alcohol presence.
M: Carbed very well for a 10% DIPA. Not too bitter, slightly dry aftertaste.
O: I look forward to Hopslam each year, but I'm not sad when it's dried up. This is a very unique and delicious offering from Bells. In my mind, I hype it up because it is one of the callings of the end of winter. It's a delicious 10% DIPA released when we're still enjoying Stouts and Porters at the tail end of winter. By the time it's gone, I'm grilling out and playing corn hole.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bell's Hopslam 2014

ABV: 10%

Appearance - Nothing of note here. Apears like any IPA you'd expect.

Smell - Floral with a nice bit of evergreen. Definite presence of honey.

Taste - This is where you can appreciate the greatness of this ale. Reminded me
of Bell's Two Hearted on steroids, with better balance. The honey and malt really balance the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Perfect. The maltiness provides a slightly heavier mouthfeel than most IPAs.

Highly recommended.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,403 ratings