Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
98
world-class
13,000 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:
13,000
Reviews:
3,525
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
2,655
Gots:
3,613
For Trade:
71
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-
What an IIPA should look like. Strong amber hue, with a plentiful thick head.

Smell-
A symphony of competing hop flavors, fruits, pines, bitters, and a sweet malt backbone.

Taste-
The hop flavor goes in a rainbow of sweet to bitter, and then the malt caramel sweetness rounds the rollercoaster to an end.

Mouthfeel-
Thick and oily, but doesn't linger longer than it should. Carbonation can dissipate quickly.

Overall-
This is definitely a thinking beer. A bomb of flavor. Grab some while it is available, wait until it comes back when you run out.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.43 out of 5 based on 13,000 ratings.
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