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

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Hopslam AleHopslam Ale
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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:
#157
Reviews:
3,609
Ratings:
13,400
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Notes from Super Beer Sunday '09. Bottle from a recent trade poured into a Lagunitas pint glass.

A - Pours a familiar golden yellow with an off-white head. Head dissipates to a white film that leaves a good amount of lacing. Agitation causes a full return of head.

S - Tons of pine and citrus, with a slight 'off' smell that I cannot place. Smells like it will be crisp and clean.

T - Remniscient of three-month old Elder, so maybe it's even better fresh? It's citrusy, piney, slightly smoky, and sweet. The citrus is grapefruit and ripe orange rind.

M - Medium carbonation, full-bodied, with a clean finish. The alcohol burn is apparent, but forgiveable as this brew is at 10% abv.

D - Way, way too high. This beer is dangerous.

What's stopping Bell's from making its way West? Too much competition for Stone and RR? ;)

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 13,400 ratings