Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

13,038 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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4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle |

A : cloudy, golden orange, light head

S : pineapple, mango, papaya, citrus, hop resin, slight alcohol.

T : follows the nose with big juicy pineapple and mango and some citrus. A bit hot on the finish but not overwhelming at all.

Overall : Fantastic, lived up to the hype! Juicy, tropical and citrus. I will continue to seek this out. Bottle was 3 months old, look forward to trying it fresher.

Cheers ~

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an SA glass. Freshness, or born on date listed on bottle. Pure golden amber with one finger head that receded into nice cap. Full lacing down the sides. Smells like a freshly harvested bale of hay from a flowery field. A mouthful of grass and resin is the first hint that fades into pepper. The taste is wonderful! Medium-bodied with medium carbonation, just a hint of alcohol which is not bad for a 10% abv beer. Searched far and high before I finally found this beer offered. It met all my expectations! Truly one of the best beers I've ever had! RB!

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4.97/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far one of the best beers I have ever tasted. Awesome

Full body of flavor for every taste bud in you mouth. Only problem was they only had two bottles left in the cooler and there was 3 of us. Oh well, sometimes you just have to share.


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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 1/10/12 poured into a duvel tulip. Pours a clear dark orange with a 2 finger white head that shrinks to cover the top. nice lacing. Aroma is pine, mango, pineapple, apricot, and more tropical fruit. Flavor is pine resin, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, mango, and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat sticky. Alcohol is invisible. Amazing beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -32.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.97/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: bright golden straw with a finger thick white head.

S: BAM! hops. fruity and citrus some pine. undertone of honey

T: this is so fricken good smooth rich hopy taste with little support for the grain bill but yet easy to drink and so tasty

M: Light body with a generous carbonation that fits the beer well. Heavy with hop

O: One of the best DIPA's I've ever had. This is world class stuff. So hoppy and balance everything here supports DIPA character.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.43 out of 5 based on 13,038 ratings.
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