Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
BA SCORE
4.46/5
13,076 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:
3,532
Ratings:
13,076
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,677
Gots:
3,644
Trade:
69
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 13,076 |  Reviews: 3,532
Photo of Docrock
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a 12 oz glass at Bells 1-11-14

A - nice orange coppery color with minimal head which dissipated quickly. Small amount of sticky lacing.

S - wonderful floral aroma as well as a decent amount of citrus

T - spot on, hops balance seemed better this year than last. Nearly perfect! Hopslam has jumped back up to one of my favorites.

M- carbonation was good and malt balance was perfect. This beer hides it's abv well.

O - a hop lovers ideal brew. not overpowering, just right there on the nose and palate. A definite must try. Fortunate enough to have at Bells on-tap..

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Emnmarko
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- A nice two finger head hangs around for a while before giving in and leaving a tight little crown. Plenty of lacing. A rich golden amber color. Not clear but mostly sunny, no clouds around here today.

S- Plenty of citrusy/piney notes, balanced with sweet honey.

T- This beer is brewed hop forward and I like it. A citrusy grapefruit hop blast is followed with a great equalizing sweet honey flavor. At the right time all the flavors balance out perfectly.

M- Sits well, goes down the same. The heat cleverly remains in the background until needed at the end. Good feeling aftertaste.

O- Bells has surely raised the bar with this beer. Very well put together and balanced with wonderful flavors. Always looking forward to its release. May I have another.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,076 ratings
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