Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
98
world-class
13,050 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:
13,050
Reviews:
3,530
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
2,670
Gots:
3,635
For Trade:
69
User Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of vinny21bal
4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Hopslam lives up to the hype. i have had the last three years and they are always good. One thing I noticed this year compared to others however is the fact that it is 10 times better on tap. You pull a lot of the honey on tap, but hardly get any of the honey out of the bottle. I have also tried old Hopslam and this is not a good beer after age. Best when fresh

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of phuntasy
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love this American Double/Imperial IPA, or whatever you categorize this as. Its awesome just the same.

Citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon. Sweet honey and floral flavors.

Wish I could have you all the time. Especially for Spring and Summer... and Fall and Winter...

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.48/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2014- 4.25: A famous beer on the line of Great Lakes Christmas ale. Only coming around once a year, this is the only beer where I really enjoy the hops. My favorite of all the Bell's beers and I really like Bell's. Good flavor, good color. The only drawback of this beer is the price. Last time I saw it at the store, it was 17 dollars a 6 pack

2015- 3.5: Still complaining about the price, now complaining about the beer. This year tasted more bland. Its just not as good as a lot of other DIPAs on the market

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.43 out of 5 based on 13,050 ratings.
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