Release Bell's Hopslam (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Look what Bell's bottled today...

    No word on exact release date yet, but their website says this is returning this month.

    Slight confession: I've never had this. I didn't really discover my love for IPA's until after this had left the market last year, so I'm very excited to try this and see how it stacks up to Oracle, Ruination, and other hop bombs, having the reputation of being THE hop bomb.
  2. TomTwanks

    TomTwanks Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Ohio

    It doesn't suck.
  3. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (4,239) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Yep I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some. Hopefully they make it out to WI (no reason why it shouldn't) soon.
  4. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    I called my local place in Georgia to get an ETA on this just today. Late January, early February.

    I was blown away by it last year(limit of (1)6 pack per person). I'm hoping they'll be able to get a bigger allotment for 2013.
  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Hopslam is in 6 packs, at least it was last year.
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  6. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    Good looking out, and even better news :wink: . Most of their(the store I go to) limited brews come in 4 packs, so I was just recounting recent history.
  7. rrski198

    rrski198 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 Georgia

    I had it a ton when I lived in MO and it always came in a 6 pack, about $18/6
  8. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Awwwwww yeaaaaaa. Just in time for me to visit my folks back home in Brighton. Gonna have to snag at least a 4pk to bring back to ME.
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  9. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    Oh no... there goes my beer budget for the next couple months. :wink:
  10. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (233) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    Bells doesn't make 4 packs. I doubt the allotment will go up unless they really increased production. I have only been buying this stuff for 3 or 4 years and it gets harder to find every year.
  11. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (391) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    this year's is way too boozy and not quite as hoppy as years past.
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  12. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    I addressed the 4/6 pack confusion in a previous post. The place I go to didn't get more than a couple cases of it last year.

    And now that I'm remembering, I believe they enforced a 4 bottle limit, as opposed to a (1)6 pack limit.
  13. sandbergandy

    sandbergandy Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Minnesota

    This was one of the first beers that really gave me sticker shock a few years back, and then I tried it. Totally worth the price.
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  14. Head-high

    Head-high Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2012 Virginia
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    I thought that about the '12 Hopslam.
  15. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

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  16. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,547) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Plenty of release parties in Michigan pretty much starting now. My local craft bar in Indiana is rolling it out on the 21st. A year ago when I was a noob I bought a mix six with just IPAs for a super bowl party and that was one of my random selections based on the name alone. Imagine my surprise when I took that first drink.

    I don't think it's similar to The Oracle at all. I recently had a Hopsoulution and it's similar to that.
  17. DaveLikesAle

    DaveLikesAle Initiate (182) Jan 24, 2006 Ohio

    IPA's go bad after 23 hours. Sadly Hopslam will be a drain pour by the time we get it.
  18. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    YESSSSSSSSSS. You can get it at bars around here for 4 dollars a bottle. Very excite.
  19. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,487) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I think I secured a case last year for around 68 bucks. I was pissed to find somewhere around me that had it in the 10.99 mixed six section. Good times...
  20. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Virginia

    One of my favorites.
  21. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Had it once and it was awesome! Please someone trade with me :slight_frown:...
  22. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2011 Kentucky
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    mmmmm, just like hop sex
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  23. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (164) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    My favorite beer time of year! Countless Hopslam threads to follow.

    I generally find it around $60 to 65 a case and buy one, and if it's good (and it always has been) I'll buy a few more.

    All things considered, it's my favorite beer.
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  24. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    I need to get my trading partners lined up.
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  25. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Blows ruination away. And ruination is a top 5 DIPA for me. This is just leaps and bounds ahead.
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  26. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    It's a fine quality item. However, with the abundance of Abrasive around these parts I'm not running down any beer trucks for this. Relatively easy to come by so I'll get to it when I get to it.
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  27. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
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    I got you if we can work something out. shouldnt be long before it shows up here BM me if you are really interested.
  28. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Ships from brewery on Monday... Booya.
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  29. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    /swoons :slight_smile:
  30. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012 Michigan

    This is great news! I live in Mich and most stores around me have it...
    btw, does anyone know how to store them so they stay as hoppy as possible? If I buy a few 6-packs I'd like to make them last while maintaining their potency.
  31. hardy008

    hardy008 Poo-Bah (1,969) Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota

    You have to love Bell's for always brewing a lot of this beer. Demand is high, but there never seems to be a shortage in my area.
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  32. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    Any news of the rollout? Will they stagger it like last year? I'd love to grab about 12-18 of the first batch, then wait for batch 2 to rollout to buy more. They way they did it like this last year was great. I hope they do it again.
  33. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

  34. GeddyLeeRocks

    GeddyLeeRocks Initiate (158) Oct 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I was told that I could expect 10-15% more of this Elixer of The Hops to be allocated at my store, so I might actually be able to snag a case for me this year!
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  35. PoopstainKilla

    PoopstainKilla Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2012 Michigan

    Was just talking to my friend (who works at Bell's) about hopslam last night. She brought me a bottle of Black Note for christmas =) She said they were "tasting" this the last she heard about it. YAY. I live 5 minutes from Bell's. Gonna fo sho get a case of this. I'm down to trade......
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  36. tlh1005

    tlh1005 Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    That's about what I was expecting; last year I don't think I bought a bottle that was older than two weeks MAX.
  37. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    does hopslam make its way to NY? I need this in my life
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  38. rmcnealy

    rmcnealy Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2006 Illinois

    I can say with full surety, total certainty, undoubtable infallibility, absolute indubitableness, and frank unquestionableness that this may be my favorite brew. Fresh... unparalleled.
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  39. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    Are you trying to be funny or are you really retarded?
  40. jsurfs82

    jsurfs82 Disciple (329) May 13, 2008 Ohio

    I had this last year and on draft it was amazing and in bottles was almost as good (I had at least three 6 packs.) Since then I have discovered Three Floyd's Dreadnaught, Arctic Panzer Wolf, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Founders Double Trouble, I want to revisit HopSlam this year just to see how it stacks up to these beasts I've grown to love so much.
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