Hopslam Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
BA SCORE
95.9%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 13,064 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:
#145
Reviews:
3,532
Ratings:
13,064
Liked:
12,523
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
9.42%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
2,677
Gots:
3,642
Trade:
69
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This is my second year drinking Hopslam. About time I did a review.
Poured into a snifter.
A - Pours an opaque orange with a thick white foamy head. Settles to a solid ring and broken up cap.
S - The aroma is all citrus, like tangerine.
T - The flavor is wonderfully balanced. It's bready and mango/citus and a bit of bitterness. The honey adds sweetness and may be the key to its unique flavor. And you can feel the ABV in the first few sips.
M - Creamy is the word I would use. Carbonation is medium.
O - This is a very special beer and rates as one of the perfect beers in my opinion. That's right, if you look at my ratings, I have this up there with Heady and slightly better than Pliny.

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 13,064 ratings
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