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Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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4.46/5
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13,105 Ratings
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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:
#149
Reviews:
3,533
Ratings:
13,105
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,685
Gots:
3,662
Trade:
69
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance is a shade between golden and copper with a thin layer of head that quickly dissipates but leaves some lace behind. There are hops and a floral essence in the nose, but it is not terribly impressive. Flavor-wise, there is the presence of malt, citrus fruits and, of course, hops. Without a doubt, the hoppiness is not on par with the finest DIPAs out there, but this offering certainly gets more hoppy as one moves down the glass.

Perhaps my expectations were pumped up by the 100 BA rating, but this one definitely does not live up to its billing. Good, but I could quickly rattle-off at least 10 DIPAs that are superior.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I waited 40 days (lent) to drink this and holy Jesus this is amazing!
Do not hesitate to pick this up. The honey really balances out the subtle complexities to this exquisitely crafted IPA.

Sorry for not supplying a full review...I am really enjoying this and you should too!

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

Pours a bright golden orange with a one and a half finger creamy white head with good retention and moderate lacing.

Aroma of citrus and sweet tropical fruits with a nice balance of hops.

Taste follows the nose starting with a nice mix of grapefruit and pineapple ending with a nice balance of floral and herbal hops.

Mouth Feel was medium leaning light body, nice light carbonation,slightly bitter and sweet, smooth with a little prickliness. The alcohol was very well hidden at 10% ABV.

Overall a very nice refreshing Imperial IPA.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,105 ratings
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