Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
98
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13,021 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
Ratings:
13,021
Reviews:
3,528
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
2,659
Gots:
3,623
For Trade:
70
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: a beautiful orange with the perfect amount of head.

S: Floral and citrus hops with a hint of honey. a smell that makes home brewers want to quit.

T: Balance. it all comes through. The citrus and floral hops, complexity, a touch of alch. At 10% the honey really helps this go down easy.

O: The perfect DIPA

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a delicious beer for hop-heads.
Pretty much a hoppy dream for me.
I had some at my buddy Brian's house on poker night.
After 3 I was red in the face and lost my money, but still happy overall.
The upfront hops is like a kick in the mouth but not overpowering, and
the beer is balanced well overall.
The smell is fantastic.
Bell's makes some good beers but this might be my favorite.
Actually 2nd, because 2-hearted ale is a staple.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.43 out of 5 based on 13,021 ratings.
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