Hop Grandslam
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Imperial IPA
4.39 | pDev: 7.52%
Jul 12, 2020
Mar 04, 2016
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Notes: Like Hopslam, but more! Dry-hopped at twice the rate, made with Michigan honey and has lots of tropical and stone fruit notes from the hops.
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Rated: 4.38 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jul 12, 2020
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From the bottle release July, 2020. Bell's says the recipe was tweaked a bit since the previous batch last winter. The taste of this beer has a more intense Hopslam character than when I had it on tap in January. This one was a real treat.
Jul 12, 2020
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Reviewed by TheeWarPig from Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This year's version is checking in at 11.3% ABV. This beer is double dry hopped Hopslam.

WOW! Just a great beer that doesn't drink like 11.3%. Hopeful this sees bottles and distribution.
Jan 03, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by sweemzander from Illinois

Dec 21, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by kidzord from Illinois

Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 4.63 by badmotorgrunge from Illinois

May 15, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by ncelauro from New York

May 13, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

May 02, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by Datdubj1988 from Iowa

Apr 27, 2016
Rated: 4.54 by midlifec from Michigan

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 4.6 by HardyA from Michigan

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Mar 23, 2016
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Rated by Stutz from Indiana

4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Best of the best of the best!!!!
Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by warnerry from Michigan

Mar 21, 2016
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Reviewed by That_Bearded_Guy from California

4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A vast improvement over Hopslam. Had on tap at Crunchy's in East Lansing. Massive apricot, mango, and other tropical fruit notes at the front of the palate and doesn't have the hotness or astringent bitterness that Hopslam has on the back end. Great beer overall and I would much rather pay $17.99+ for a six pack of this over Hopslam any day of the week.
Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 4.65 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Mar 21, 2016
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Reviewed by hardysf from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Glad I had the chance to try this one at the eccentric cafe. Pours a beautiful orange color. Very cloudy, almost hazy. Almost reminds me of a North East Ipa but not quite. Not the same level of murkiness. Lots of hops in the aroma, grapefruit, mango, and other tropical fruits. Taste is excellent. Some sweetness from the malts but really juicy. Grapefruit, melon, mango, and apricots. Dry, but not crazy dry finish. Begs you to keep drinking it.
Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by fredmugs from Indiana

Mar 13, 2016
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Reviewed by WesMantooth from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Bell's.

Poured a hazy, bright gold color with a soapy egg shell white head. Looks like an Unfiltered Enjoy By.

Smells like pungent hops. Very tropical and musty with a lot of sharp fruit rind.

TONS of apricot! There is also a lot of musk melon and mango. This thing punches you in the mouth with fruit. Like chewing on grapefruit rinds soaked in ripe peach juice. A bit of a sharp yeast bite and some alcohol that is reminiscent of fermented pineapple. While super juicy, it still has a lot of green hops and some bitterness so it is never too sweet and east coast like.

This is a totally different animal than Hopslam. I think I like it better, and my score might be conservative. Would love to see this get bottled, or at least try it again.
Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by bigleague from Michigan

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by bwarren82 from Illinois

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by MichPaul from Michigan

Mar 08, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by BLZR from Michigan

Mar 04, 2016
Hop Grandslam from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 26 ratings