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Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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:
#148
Reviews:
3,532
Ratings:
13,093
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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2,684
Gots:
3,659
Trade:
69
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

served in a tulip

A - pours a translucent light orange with 2 fingers of head; head dissipates rather quickly and leaves some nice lacing behind

S - grapefruit hops dominate, through some nice florals and pineapple come through as well; some faint sweet malt

T - fantastic punch of citrus hops up front, followed by the florals, pineapple, and finally the sweetness of the malt; despite the name and obvious initial hop assault, this is a very well balanced DIPA.

M - very creamy for a DIPA, turning to slightly oily in the middle and a nice lingering bitterness.

D - incredibly drinkable for the abv and the hoppiness; the malt backbone really counters the hops nicely to keep drinkability high.

One of my absolute favorites. I only wish that hops flavor would last longer since this is a only released once a year. Hopslam is a beer that reminds you to enjoy life in the moment and to accept that there are some things you just can't hold on to for long.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,093 ratings
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