Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
BA SCORE
4.46/5
13,075 Ratings
Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
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:
#147
Reviews:
3,532
Ratings:
13,075
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,677
Gots:
3,644
Trade:
69
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 13,075 |  Reviews: 3,532
Photo of williamjbauer
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap served in conical pint glass on 4/30/12 Also had bottled on 4/20/12

A - Bright clear golden amber with a 1.5 finger fluffy white head with excellent retention and great lacing.

S - Heavenly nose of meaty umomi honey with sweet grassy and floral hops and notes of caramel and molasses.

T - Taste is a symphony starting quietly with honey, caramel that builds up into the hop extravagance chiefly floral and grapefruit, but a touch of spice and peppery herbal notes. Nice smooth finish with a moderately bitter finish.

M - Full body with moderate-high carbonation with crisp chewy finish.

O - One of my favorite IPAs, nay, my favorite beers in the universe.

Edit. Had this on tap at House of 1000 Beers in PA, the 2013 first batch is really lacking in aroma and hop character I recall from previos batches. Getting downgraded for now

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -43.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Lolli1315
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Slightly hazy golden orange with an egg shell white head. After a little while the head becomes patchy with moderate amounts of lacing on the glass.

S- Big citrus fruit hops with a distinct pineapple smell. Some sweet malt swifts through in the background before piney resin takes cares of the finish.

T- Well rounded flavor with the citrus hops coming through again. The pineapple is still noticeable, but it is not as distinct as in the smell. Bitterness starts to rise in the middle and peaks in the finish. Towards the end there is a more piney and resin hop flavor. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish, but not overwhelming.

M- Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish.

O- Great Double I.P.A. I personally enjoy the pineapple and citrus focus that allows this one to be a little more distinct.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,075 ratings
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