Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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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It pours a hazy amber with an off white head with excellent retention. The lacing is splendid. It holds for a second or two and then falls uniformly back into the brew. Very nice to watch. The aroma is very much filled with citrus and resinous pine, along with a floral sweetness and a detectable malty backbone. The taste transfers from orange to bitter grapefruit, but then the bitterness just about disappears to reveal malt with a nectar like sweetness. The finish comes back with a bitterness stronger than the introduction. The mouthfeel is excellent. Thick and rich with a delicate kiss of carbonation.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,151 ratings
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