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

Once again poured from bottle into pint glass after work. Bottled 6 months prior.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale orange/yellow bottle with a medium white head and no lacing.

Smell: Actually not as hoppy as I would expect, its a smooth tropical and citrus mix.

Taste: First of all, I would have no idea that this is a 10% ABV. It's sooo smooth and the hop's age well in the bottle, it's not as "boom" in my face as a fresher bottle. The fruit notes and hops are great.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Such a good blend for a clear American imperial IPA.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,142 ratings
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