Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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:
#156
Reviews:
3,609
Ratings:
13,402
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into Swag Brewery pint glass. Pours a deep honey golden color with creamy 1.5 finger almost white head.

Nose: Sweet juicy orange, mango, pineapple, pine and hop zip.

Taste: Tropical fruit, honey, marmalade, citric tang, resinous pine, overall incredibly potent and well-rounded hop blast.

Crisp, clean, finish considering the stature of this beer. Slight lingering bitterness and sweetness but it's plenty expected and perfectly managed. Overall this is a superb specimen of an overly hopped but perfectly balanced alpha acid bombs. Will continue drinking and pursuing this one indefinitely.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served chilled in a Duvel Tulip

I guess I figured I'd reviewed this one at some point, but apparently not...

A - pours beautifully golden, a bit of sediment in the bottom. slight white head, minimal lacing

S - Hops, a nice "clean" aroma, a bit sweet, nothing overpowering

T - In your face with hops, again, very "clean" with a hint of sweet, followed by a solid malt backbone. This year's batch seems a bit less sweet than last years, which to me is a good thing. Phenomenal.

M - Smooth, not much of the 10%abv comes through, which is potentially dangerous.

O - as far as DIPAs go, this to me is second only to PtE. Great beer, it makes me love this time of year.

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Drank straight from the bottle.

After much searching found the last two sixers around DC. Well worth it for this incredible beer. Great citrus and bitter balance. Smooth going down and packs a kick. Overall I would recommend finding this beer to all HopHeads that haven't tried it yet.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,402 ratings