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Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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4.46/5
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13,090 Ratings
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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:
3,532
Ratings:
13,090
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,684
Gots:
3,659
Trade:
69
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Light to medium copper tone, similar to the color of cream soda. 1/4 inch head after it settles. Definite retention of foam on the side of the glass. Medium carbonation appearance based on the amount of bubbles ascending from the bottom of the glass.
S-Obvious strong scent of floral-like hops that comes expected from a double IPA. Also warm malt scent with hints of sweetness from the honey.
T-Outstanding IPA taste. Hops are plentiful for sure, and has a great bitterness to it. The hops have a very fruity/grapefruit taste. Smooth warming finish of malts and honey that acts as a smoothing finish to the hops bitterness.
F-Medium feel on the palate. Not overly bitter after tastes because of the smooth finish provided by they added honey.
O- World class beer by all means. The best IPA I have personally ever had and I feel it's only appropriate for it to be a limited release each year. I highly recommend to all IPA drinkers.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.37/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.71/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i really don't get the hype about this beer. every year i get a few and just think its ok. way too boozy. smells great tho.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,090 ratings
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