Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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4.46/5
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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:
#148
Reviews:
3,543
Ratings:
13,148
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,706
Gots:
3,692
Trade:
68
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FLAVOR, FLAVOR, FLAVOR!!! Great front, and back taste for your taste buds. A Double India Pale Ale style beer, with a overwhelming hop aroma, grapefruit and just a taste of honey. This beer is very sought after by everyone in the industry, so make certain to keep informed by your local distributor of it's arrival. (Most places will not make reservation for it, and will run out quickly.)

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Hopslam is great beer for a hophead. I have had it since 2010, every year but I must say that if you cellar it for a year, the hopiness calms down and the semi-sweet overtones of the beer are more dominant.

I recommend this for anyone who is a fan of super hoppy beer. Beyond the hoppiness is a level of complexity that is unmatched by any beer. The fullness of the malt is not compromised and the mouth feel is extraordinary.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,148 ratings
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