Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
BA SCORE
95.9%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 13,061 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:
#147
Reviews:
3,531
Ratings:
13,061
Liked:
12,520
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
9.42%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,678
Gots:
3,641
Trade:
69
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Mr. Pint Glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful amber-gold color. Lots and lots of bubbles! Small head that leaves a nice lacing on the side of the glass as it goes down.

Smell: A very definitive grapefruit smell to this one! A little bit of the Pine-sol smell to it as well. If I just bought a 6 pack of floor cleaner, someone's gonna hear about it.

Taste: Now that honey taste comes out of NOWHERE. Definitely hoppy, but not HOPPY, if you will. This is much more mellow than, say, New Glarus' IIPA. It doesn't punch me in the mouth quite as much as I was expecting, especially given that it's a double IPA like the NG. Still really nice, very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Smoove. Very smoove. Crisp. Clean. Scores great points here.

Overall: If this turns out to be Pine-sol... it was definitely a very delicious beverage. I'm glad I got a 6 pack of this stuff. Although... it is just too drinkable...!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy amber with small white head. Very nice lacing.

S: Piney and resiny hops, honey. After it warms, it starts to smell like fresh hop cones. There is a minty note there as well after warming.

T: Noticeable but not excessive bitterness and sweetness. Very nicely integrated. Some grassiness when it warms.

M: Light carbonation, semi-dry

O: Excellent IIPA the very nicely blends bitterness, sweetness, fresh hop and honey aroma and flavor.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Served from bottle dated 12-27-2013 into tulip glass.

A: medium copper color with minimal head

S: hoppy with undertones of sweetness. With the 10% alcohol, there is a hint of alcohol.

T: starts off hoppy but not too extreme. Finishes with the honey sweetness. No overt signs of heavy alcohol.

M: medium body. Near perfect for an IPA.

O: well worth the effort to find it. Well worth the price.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 13,061 ratings
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