Release Bell's Hopslam (2013)

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  1. CheeseheadNation

    CheeseheadNation Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Supposed to hit IN within the next few days. I saved a '12 to try side by side with a fresh one... is that weird?
  2. PABeerGeek74

    PABeerGeek74 Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I had hop slam last year and it was great, also on the list of favorites were Devil Dancer and Hop Notch.
  3. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Wow, I'm so jealous of all you that pay less than 20 for a six. When I first started buying it, it was $18.99. Last year it was up to $26. Kind of crazy to spend over fifty bucks, and walk away with only 12 beers.

    As an aside, anyone know what the majorly grapefruity hop is that they use? I've been trying for years to find something similar for homebrewing..
  4. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    alright, so i just picked up a case of hopslam from this year and i had to pour all of it out.
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  5. craftbrew502

    craftbrew502 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Kentucky

    Its the shit. Hands down.
  6. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

  7. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Help for the homebrewers. This won't answer the hop question definitively but it will probably be better than anything else you find.
  8. Docrock

    Docrock Defender (686) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    Guessing it might be a combo of the simcoe and citra.
  9. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    I'd agree, but any kind if simcoe ale I've had (like Weyerbacher's Double) isn't it at all. Maybe it's the citra that I'm not aware of - I'll have to look further into that.

    Funny enough, I REALLY enjoy Lagunitas' Little Sumpin Sumpin. For me, it's almost the exact same flavor as the HopSlam.
  10. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Definitely meant 6 pack... idiot.
  11. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (219) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    I like to hear your thoughts on the comparison
  12. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    I've got to drink down inventories this weekend to make room because this stuff is outstanding!
  13. CraftEyeDoc

    CraftEyeDoc Aspirant (246) May 3, 2012 North Carolina
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    CANT WAIT!!!
  14. Drucifer

    Drucifer Devotee (453) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois
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    Not weird if you like barleywines
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  15. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    I had this for the first time last year, and I remember being slightly dissapointed in the lack of bitterness of this brew (not to say it wasn't hoppy). If your expecting the bitterness of Ruination, you wont find it in this beer. Instead, you'll find a very well-balanced and smooth drinking brew.
  16. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Thank the beer gods for that far as I'm concerned. Considering what my palate looks for from IPAs I'm super excited to finally try this stuff this year.
  17. LouDogg114

    LouDogg114 Aspirant (283) Jan 1, 2012 Georgia

    My go to bottle shop in GA gets a small shipment every year. I have yet to get my hands on it. But I have a sixer on reserve this year! Can't wait to get my hop fix from this premier IPA!
  18. LouDogg114

    LouDogg114 Aspirant (283) Jan 1, 2012 Georgia

    I've been dying to get a bottle of Black Note! My bottler said they missed out on a bid to get some in there store this year. Definitely going to press em next year!
  19. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    As with all their 750s, Bells doesn't distribute Black Note.
  20. tfischl

    tfischl Initiate (138) Dec 28, 2005 Indiana

    Anyone know how much a 6-pack of 2013 Hopslam will be this year?
  21. RichD

    RichD Champion (819) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I'm not from Pennsylvania but my girlfriend's dad frequently visits and could probably pick this up for me. Does anyone know if they sell these in 4/6 packs in PA and what the general going rate is?
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  22. PoopstainKilla

    PoopstainKilla Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2012 Michigan

    $18.09 out the door at Bell's. (That includes deposit here)
  23. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    No price increase from Bell's. Should be the same as previous years.
    Buy a case and its 16.50 a sixer out the door :wink:
  24. Brenden

    Brenden Poo-Bah (3,803) Feb 25, 2008 Ohio
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    Obviously sarcastic...pretty easy catch, really.
  25. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    There should definitely be Six packs roaming around, but I don't know how much they end up running. I'd imagine around $18-20 at places like Market District. Hoping to find one myself in the next couple weeks.
  26. BeerImmediately

    BeerImmediately Meyvn (1,067) Feb 2, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Not weird, but you'll be having two completely different beers. Most people report big flavors changes in the HopSlam around month 2-3. Hence all the morons talking about how it fades after 2 weeks, 2 days, 2 hours.. everyboy funny. Now they funny, too.
  27. broodog

    broodog Aspirant (222) Jul 18, 2009 Illinois

    Does any BA work for the Glunz Syndicate? Is it hitting the shelves in Illinois this week?
  28. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Michigan

    It's Hopslam month...time to put away the cellar for awhile!
  29. sarro

    sarro Initiate (165) May 12, 2009 Michigan
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    When does 2014 Hopslam come out? Is it out yet?

    I think I will start a new thread.
  30. llamabones

    llamabones Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2011 Ohio

    It's brewed with honey, says the label.
  31. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Virginia

    If you don't have it on shelves by Friday, it is already past its prime and should not be consumed. I will take one for the team and buy/drink all of them.
  32. Wardo

    Wardo Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Illinois
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    I don't know if it's the honey that does it, but hint of sweetness seems to mellow/smooth out agressive hops profile a bit - such a great beer - top of it's class.

    I know they say to drink these fresh, but I kept a bunch in the fridge last year, and it tasted damn good into August....
  33. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Please oh please won't someone trade with me....:slight_frown:
  34. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Poo-Bah (1,817) Oct 3, 2007 New York

    I wish...Last year I happened to be in Virginia on release day and grabbed a 6-er.
  35. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Savant (930) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    This is one of the seasonal releases I'm most excited to try. I've been into trying new beers for years now, but I didn't start getting serious learning about and chasing down limited seasonal brews until last spring. As such, I missed out on it last year, but I'm ready in 2013.
  36. joshrosborne

    joshrosborne Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 Michigan

    I love Hopslam release season, if not for the delicious beer itself, then for the math-deficient people who cry about how $18 a sixer is a ridiculous price and then pay $8 for a bomber of an inferior DIPA. Derp.
  37. laynethiele

    laynethiele Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2010 Michigan

    Living in Michigan and not too far from the brewery, I have had my fair share of Hopslam. For those of you who have not had it you are in for a treat! In my opinion it is THE "hop bomb" out there. Although I have not had Oracle. I LOVE Hopslam!! Get what you can of it. Some places limit the number of six packs you can get. It arrives Wednesday the 9th at noon here locally. I am making room in the cellar.
  38. Evilonewhichsobs

    Evilonewhichsobs Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013

    I live in northern Virginia does anyone have suggestions on where to look for this when it does arrive. I'm new to craft beer and BA. Thanks
  39. thecraftculture

    thecraftculture Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Florida
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  40. Icarus

    Icarus Initiate (175) Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    I inadvertently have 1 bottle left from '12, didn't know it was pushed down in the way back on the bottom of my beer fridge. I will have to drink it for purposes of science only. :slight_smile:
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