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: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pint glass.

There is a lot going on in this beer but since I like to just keep my reviews simple I'm going to just state my favorite parts.

Hopslam is fantastic, it has a dominating apple skin flavor with a delicious floral taste to it. This beer is worth every penny and the hype.

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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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