Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

13,040 Ratings
Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Pours a clear amber with 1 1/2 finger head that stays for days. Smells of citrus and pine. Tastes very balanced between hop bite, sweetness, a piney after taste. Laces like it was Brussels. The most drinkable 10% I've ever had. You can bury me with a case for the afterlife.

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First time from a can and brought cross country to me by a friend.
Look is a deep amber and quite clear with a persistent head that brims over the pint glass from this 12 oz pour.
Smell is sweet and hoppy. Floral and lightly grassy it brings to mind beer flavored candy.
Taste is exceptionally balanced in a beer this strong. Leading with a maltiness that blends nicely into the honey backed up and finished off by delightful bitter/floral hops.
Feel is full and smooth. Creamy and lightly effervescent, it fills your mouth and doesn't leave the tongue willingly.
This is, without a doubt, my favorite double IPA and certainly in my desert island 6-pack. Sweet without being syrupy and not overshadowing the hops it is, to me, the standard bearer for the style.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.43 out of 5 based on 13,040 ratings.
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