Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
BA SCORE
95.9%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 13,064 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:
#145
Reviews:
3,532
Ratings:
13,064
Liked:
12,523
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
9.42%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,677
Gots:
3,642
Trade:
69
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers ever. The flavor is huge but not as big as it gets, more subtle than many Imperial IPA's. Reminds me of laying in a dew saturated field of wildflowers. Wakes up my entire olfactory system and excites me for the next sip. Not very "bite-y" and I love the floral notes.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a dark, murky tangerine with a medium head that poofs. nose; simcoe hops, pine, & grapefruit pith. taste; sweet malt, citrus hops, grapefruit, mango, & honey. sweet and citrusy mango hangs out strong on the aftertaste. medium+ carbonation & mouthfeel. unfiltered AND unpasteurized - definitely lends a thicker, starchier mouthfeel. a touch sweet, but well-balanced considering the abv (which is decently tame) and hop bill. i hate that this beer isn't widely available, so every time i see it, there's an availability/pricing game to contend with. hoppy, juicy, a touch sweet. a must-try for ipa fans. excellent.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type: On tap

Appereance: translucent and beautiful. LIke a golden goddess.

Smell: Extreme citrus scent. It smells like you've been placed in a vacuum sealed container for 5.3 years with grapefruit.

Taste: The taste is extremely powerful and complex. It smashes your palate with a right hook of citrus glory than delivers a powerful, but sure, upper cut to your adams apple of glorious hops.

Mouthfeel: light, like the touch of a doves wings

This beer is delicious. The first IPA that I drank and enjoyed. For anyone that has friends that would like to start drinking beers other than Pilsner this is the beer they should try. YUUMMM!

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 13,064 ratings
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