Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
98
world-class
13,001 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
Ratings:
13,001
Reviews:
3,525
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
2,655
Gots:
3,612
For Trade:
70
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 13,001 |  Reviews: 3,525
Photo of facundoCNB
4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a hazy orange/yellow with a very small amount of head. smells very sweet like candy but with a hint of bitterness rising from the hops. taste is bitter, but sweet enough to balance it out (until the bitterness of the aftertaste kicks in!). definitely taste the sweetness from the honey, a fruity banana taste to it as well. a bit heavy on mouthfeel - a little too rich and creamy for the weather right now (70 and sunny outside), bitter but smooth going down. this is a great iipa, of course it's way hyped by beer geeks which makes me a bit turned off, but after giving it a try, it was a great beer. i wouldn't call it the best for its style, it could use a bit of work on the appearance and the smell (not too many different things going on there and not a great deal of hop aromas either)

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Photo of vicsju1991
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

bottle poured into pint glass
A - small one finger white head, good retention, beautiful cloud amber, exactly what a beer should look like
S - deep citrus, orange, lemon grapefruit, wonderful, a nice little sweet bite on the end
T - wonderful orangey citrusy deliciousness, slightly sweet, like the nose
M - creamy and easy to drink
O - possibly best double ipa ever, i will edit this when i have some pliny's or hill farmstead

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of davey101
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 02/10/12. 12 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. Graciously thrown in as an extra from a trade with wmcconvi. Thanks a ton man!

A - Dark amber body with a 2 finger off white head that dies down to a neat cap with edging. Moderate lacing and retention.

S - Juicy peach and mangoes, some dank earthiness, honey and malt sweetness finished by a bit of an alcoholic twang.

T - Starts off with grapefruit and peach which then leads into sweet caramel malts. Super juicy hops surrounded by some dank flavors and some honey sweetness. Finish is warming and dry with some residual hop bitterness and sweetness. Very delicious.Mouth feel is vibrant and silky with a nice level of carbonation.

O - One of the best DIPA's out there. I would put this one just behind Surly Abrasive. I absolutely love the honey addition. Its not incredibly pronounced, but it adds a little extra sweetness to accompany the great citrusy hops and caramel malt notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Danny1217
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.43 out of 5 based on 13,001 ratings.
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