Bell's Hopslam (2013)

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

  1. oya1time

    oya1time Dec 23, 2010 California

    When does Hopslam arrive in Arizona?
     
  2. harryhood41

    harryhood41 Oct 24, 2011 Georgia

    Cannot wait to get ahold of this again. Looks like it won't be in Georgia until the end of the month. Can't wait to have this beer again. If there was one beer I could get year round, it would be Hopslam.
     
  3. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Damn it. Already falling off! Need some!
     
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  4. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Any news on if they plan on sending out more mini kegs?
    I would love to snag one this year since it's totally amazing on tap.

    edit: never mind just read the Q+A looks like I will have to find it on tap.
     
  5. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    It used to be great stuff, then something changed, the last few years IMO it's way too sweet, at least in comparison to HT and Abrasive.
     
  6. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Only thing that changed is your palate
     
  7. emilyLOVESlime

    emilyLOVESlime Mar 19, 2009 California

    Very excited to get my friends to ship me this. This is probably my favorite DIPA. Unlike a lot of Cali style IPAs, I find that Hopslam is really nicely balanced. It's hoppy (grapefruit, citrus, YUM), but there's just enough malt and sweetness in there. And the finish is oh-so-smooth with the addition of honey. Love it and can't wait!
     
  8. greenhorn

    greenhorn Jan 18, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    As mentioned in the Hopslam Q&A link posted above:

    It will begin shipping to Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri and Arizona the week of Jan. 14.
     
  9. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    An awesome dude from instagram has promised me a 6 pack of this. wicked pumped!
     
  10. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader


    Very well could be.
     
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  11. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois


    PJ'S?!
     
  12. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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  13. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Just curious what most people usually pay..

    Last year it was $26/6-pack here in DC :/
     
  14. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    $66 a case out the door.
     
  15. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    He has not been one I have paid attention to, apparently there was a reason . I still figured I would offer up a PSA for those who may have been ill informed from previous posts.
     
  16. ja1022

    ja1022 Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    $15.99 to 17.99 a six or $60 to 65 a case in northwest Indiana/Chicago area.
     
  17. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/287/17112

    The most recent review of this is the funniest thing I have ever read!!!! Read the review by KVNSTFRD

    "This beer made me cough for several minutes, made my eyes burn and water which resulted in a severe head-ache. The bitter taste was still with me the next morning, even after brushing my teeth several times"
     
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  18. tonyseleski

    tonyseleski Jun 30, 2011 Michigan

    I love living by Bell's. West Michigan may be a bit boring but living near Founders, Bells and even FFF a bit south is nice.

    Going to go get one of these on tap Day 1!

    Edit: Gonna have to be day two. Didn't realize it came out tomorrow!
     
  19. ja1022

    ja1022 Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    Hysterical.. A fresh one would've killed him. Based on that, and his other reviews I'm just guessin' he's not an IPA/DIPA kinda guy.
     
  20. tonyseleski

    tonyseleski Jun 30, 2011 Michigan

    Nice flight of Greenbush you have there.
     
  21. Pnell316

    Pnell316 Aug 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Not Philly, Shangy's! It'll be around Philly but Shangy's is the only sure place to get a case. Take the trip it's worth it. They keep most of SEPA allotment for themselves, sucks, but at least I know I can get a case and not have to give out hand jobs to get one.
     
  22. printer1

    printer1 Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

    That post just defined which one you are.
     
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  23. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Been waiting for this for a while. Really happy to see WI getting it a month earlier than it did last time around.
     
  24. PoopstainKilla

    PoopstainKilla Dec 26, 2012 Michigan

  25. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber

    Same on this part, but I don't rally have a "love" of IPA's or "hop bombs" but I can enjoy the style now. I've noticed I like IPA's, but they need to be on the citra side and I can't stand just having hop forward bitterness coat my tongue. Still though, feel obligated to finally try this since it was Bell's Two hearted that made me realize what I need from the style to enjoy it.
     
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  26. Goosey

    Goosey Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    Yes! Will be at Bells next week just in time for fresh Hopslam.
     
  27. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Awesome. Hopefully I can score a couple sixers.
     
  28. cadizkyguy

    cadizkyguy Mar 17, 2008 Kentucky

    According to bell's facebook post earlier thursday there will be no mini kegs so more hopslam can be bottled.
     
  29. PoopstainKilla

    PoopstainKilla Dec 26, 2012 Michigan

    Today's gonna be a good day. =) Bottled 01-02-13.

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  30. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    I think this is true for me also, which is why I am willing to try it again this year. Never have liked it in years past, but I loved 2 hearted and continue to love it so who knows.

    I used to dislike Furious but now I like it, but Abraisve still does not suit me at all, can't drink it. Not a big fan of Runiation but loved Dreadnaught. Love 90 minute too.
     
  31. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    That's because Ruination is over rated meh.
     
  32. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    did you try it on tap? if so, how was it?
     
  33. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    I tend to agree, I didn't really dislike Ruination, is was just "meh" for me.
     
  34. PoopstainKilla

    PoopstainKilla Dec 26, 2012 Michigan

    Didn't have it on Tap as of yet. I live 5 minutes away, so I was so excited it came out today that when I woke up @ 10:00am I jetted over there bought this. I was in the parking lot thinking about going into the pub, but decided to come back later after eating lunch...
     
  35. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    ok cool, I am thinking about bringing a buddy down there in a few hours, lmk when you go there maybe we can chat over some fresh hopslam on tap! :)
     
  36. BackwoodsBrewing

    BackwoodsBrewing Dec 28, 2012

    At eccentric right now this years batch is much much tastier than last. Sorry also grabbed myself a case for $66 o so yummy
     
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  37. dman127

    dman127 Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    My son is driving back with a case as I type this. No doubt the hops will have faded by the time he arrives. Probably will have to drain pour the whole case ;)

    Oh - and last year's was better.
     
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  38. DaveLikesAle

    DaveLikesAle Jan 24, 2006 Ohio

    Just repeating a long standing joke.
     
  39. baggio

    baggio Dec 20, 2005 Sweden
    Beer Trader

    How much was it last year?
     
  40. DaveLikesAle

    DaveLikesAle Jan 24, 2006 Ohio

    Usually around $18/6
     
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