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

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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:
#157
Reviews:
3,609
Ratings:
13,401
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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2,712
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3,804
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber with a thin, white head. Little lacing. Lots of hop resin, tropical fruit and biscuit aromas on the nose. Honey notes on the palate with nice hop bitterness. Very dry. Some heat from the 10% ABV. Super smooth with a medium body. Nice level of carbonation. Overall, Bell's Hopslam is unlike any other DIPA out there, well crafted and balanced, it's definitely worth seeking out!

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured bottle dated 1/17/14 into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a medium orange light copper color with a small filmy white head that dies away.

S-Nose is the hop slam here with lemon orangey citrus..undertones of honeyed grapefruit.

T-Taste is great combination of citrus, deep bench of hops, and sweetness from the honey.

M-Amazingly well balanced and quite smooth for a 10% ABV. The malt comes more apparent as the beer warms up.

O-Overall an awesome DIPA great hops with great balance. So glad I was able to finally get one. I definite must have!

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,401 ratings