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

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2-9-12. Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a deep golden/ orange color. Very foamy off white head, that is taking its time leaving. Leaving very nice lacing on the glass while drinking.

S- Lots of grapefruit, or sour citrus. Some pine in the background. Slightly tropical.

T- Really follows the scent profile. Very sticky. The pine and citrus explode upon first sip, finishing sweet and very drinkable considering the ABV.

M- Thick, one of the thickest DIPA's I've had. Almost a creamy mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

O- A hop lovers dream. Was wondering if it was all hype. After drinking it I can see why it constantly ranks high on anybody's list. Very enjoyable. Wondering how it would age. Think I'll set 2 aside out of the six pack for to keep for awhile.

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Pours a clear golden copper with a caramel ice cream head. Prevalent grapefruit nose that alternates to a malty aroma as the head fades. There is little head retention. Some lacing on the glass. The beer involves the entire palate from the beginning. A nice, smooth, malty, grapefruit and pine on the front of the tongue, with a simultaneous pleasing floral scrubbing on the back. This jubilee fades into a pine finish that ultimately yields to a pleasant and surprising citrus perfume, which flavors the alcohol warmth that escapes into the nasal passage. Why isn't this the number one DIPA in the world??

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

Served in CCB snifter
1/26/12 package date

A: golden/orange color with fluffy white/off white head. tons of bubbles in the middle and streaming off of the bottom. head disappears quickly but a ring of lacing and some bubbles stay around

S: tropical, citrus, some caramel and sweet bready malts. some floral and lighter fruit notes. some sweet honey is noticeable. complex and delicious.

T: sweet malts and honey upfront, with a huge wave of tropical and citrus hops to wash it away. surprisingly drinkable for 10%

M: medium mouthfeel, bordering on heavier, but remains so drinkable.

O: so balanced yet so unbalanced and deliciously hoppy. One of the best beers ever.

P.S. If you get the chance, try this with an aged cheddar. It is supreme

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,380 ratings