Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
98
world-class
13,001 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:
13,001
Reviews:
3,525
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
2,655
Gots:
3,612
For Trade:
70
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Ratings: 13,001 |  Reviews: 3,525
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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Culture
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This 'IPA' is the Best I have had. I am actually drinking it as I am writing this. I usually wait to write a review. This will make your taste buds jump for joy. Very Hoppy. If you have a chance to try this it is a must have. The smell is pretty weak. Not so much of a smell at all .

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE

Thumb thick pure white head poured into a tulip glass, hazy copper color with excellent carbonation. Head retention is great with legs all the way down the glass. For DIPAs.. this is a perfect appearance

SMELL

Doenst have the hoppy bomb smell that one would expect, nice floral aroma but didnt get a ton of the notes one would expect

TASTE

Big hops on the taste, dank pine and resin bitter. Hints of grapefruit and slight sweeter taste, balance is great in this beer, very drinkable for the 10% ABV and massive IBUs

MOUTHFEEL

Slick, not very sticky - medium bodied and silky

OVERALL

This is a world class beer on balance alone, not the hop BOMB you would expect from Hopslamm but it is dangerously drinkable and holds the floral pattern and is great to drink

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.43 out of 5 based on 13,001 ratings.
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