Bell's Hopslam (2014)

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  1. jaltland

    jaltland Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Pennsylvania

    A beer IS TOO a giraffe!!!!!
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  2. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 New York

    We can do tee-shirts...
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    MSEGUIN Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2011 Michigan

    Not sure where your at in MI but Copper Vine in Grandville just got in probably 12 more cases as of Thursday.

    MSEGUIN Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2011 Michigan

    Anyone not get any Hopslam that wants some, get ahold of me and we can work out a locals for locals deal.
  5. PseudoBen

    PseudoBen Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 Wisconsin

    Thought i had gotten a nice deal on it for $58/case, after what i'd been hearing about prices. until the local place i had requested a case from called me up, i went in not knowing what it was gonna set me back... Lo and behold, it rings up $39.96 plus tax. Holy shit! Sadly, it was one of only two cases they were alotted and the other was spoken for. I almost felt guilty, like it was mispriced or something.
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  6. kodymupa

    kodymupa Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2010 Illinois

    There is a good 8-10 cases of this stuff at Consumer Beverage in Milwaukee on Hwy 100
  7. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    The 6er I bought ate up a $20 with a little spare change left over. IMO way over priced.
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  8. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Zealot (572) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Had some this weekend. Excellent as usual.
  9. jamvt

    jamvt Devotee (400) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts

    i picked up a 3 6pks in northern KY on thurs 2/13 for $16.99 each.
  10. Joshmistake

    Joshmistake Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Minnesota

    I'm just waiting for Bell's to be available in California...come on Bell's!
  11. jbrownfsu

    jbrownfsu Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2014 Oregon

    Finally found some in Tampa FL area yesterday. Luckily they held 2 6 packs for me bc by the time I got there 8 hrs after I received the call that it was in stock it was gone. Paid $17.99/6 pack, glad I wasn't raped on the price. Had to drive an hr to get it but it was worth it in the long run!
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  12. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Aspirant (281) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Just bought my first six pack yesterday, $ 21.00 and $3.50 a bottle roughly is well worth it. Never have I had such a well balanced complex 10 percent ale hopped up sip after sip. I had to jump on it when I saw it at World Market which is a store like pier one with beer and wine. I can see why Bells puts a lot of professionalism in their beers.
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  13. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    I see a lot of people commenting how Hopslam is overpriced. I guess we have different definitions of the term. If a beer is overpriced, I am not buying it. It seems like a lot of those who are saying it is overpriced still, for some reason, are spending the money. I guess its not really that overpriced now, is it? :wink:
  14. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    IMO over priced at $18.99 plus tax , I buy a 6 hoping to catch magic but I didn't
  15. philsunset

    philsunset Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2013 Michigan

    I've heard unofficially that as of this last Thursday Bell's is sold out of Hopslam in bottles. So what's out there is it.
  16. Mikesp03

    Mikesp03 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 New York

    Would love to get my hands on some in ny, anyone wanna trade
  17. A2HB

    A2HB Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2013 Michigan

    I'm drinking a Centennial Slam right now, half Hop Slam half Founders Centennial, and it's damned good.

    The local Kroger had sixers for 14.99 so I had to get one more. Glad I did this stuff is so good
  18. Morakaton

    Morakaton Initiate (0) May 6, 2013 Michigan

    I think people claiming to it be overpriced are those who got gouged big time. Now I can see the person who spent $20+ for a six pack to think it isn't worth it (it really isn't at that point), but anything under $16 a six pack is actually a pretty decent price. If you figure the fact that most double IPA's are in 4 pack for $10-13, that puts them at about $15-20 a sixer on average. Hell, given the enormous quality of this one, the higher ABV, and the fact it's limited to like 4-6 week shelf life before it disappears, I'd say it's quite a bit cheaper than most. Besides Lagunita's Sucks =D
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  19. Qwest_35

    Qwest_35 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2013 Florida

    Got a sixer, the second one I opened must have been cracked because when I went pop the cap, half of mouth of the bottle came off with the cap.
  20. PseudoBen

    PseudoBen Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 Wisconsin

    A bit off topic but, i'm drinking a part founder's imperial stout & part cw brewhouse coffee stout that i combined last night, then fell asleep before drinking, so it lost it's bubblies.. so, i poured in about a 30% mix of vanilla bean buffalo sweat due to it's hefty carbonation, it's pretty excellent. I was sitting here wondering if making unique mixes was normal or i'm just a weird guy. Then i read this post. I loooooove me some centennial, i'm gonna follow your suit and try that combo tomorrow.
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  21. Dew1016

    Dew1016 Disciple (382) Nov 19, 2008 Virginia
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    I had the same problem with the 2nd bottle I opened as well...
  22. Woodman70

    Woodman70 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2013 Wisconsin

    WOW...I paid $17.99 for the (4)pks of Abrasive, I bought in Woodbury last month...$12.99 for found a great deal
  23. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (860) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    $24.99 a sixer in DC :confused:

    Awesome beer, but I'd rather have Sucks at $9.99 a sixer or Myrcenary for $9.99 a 4 pack.
  24. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    I think I was mistaken when I posted that. $17 I believe is about what I paid - but furious is closer to $9.99 or $10.99 around here I believe.
  25. Beer4B

    Beer4B Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2014 Florida

    Was $18.99+ tax here. Totally worth it. Can hardly get any decent beers out for less than $4/beer...even during happy hours. Bought every last bottle I could...the stores guarded these things like they were their children.

    Never had it before and I enjoyed every sip. Crazy waves of hops.
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  26. BreakfastStout

    BreakfastStout Aspirant (207) Oct 15, 2013 Michigan

    Just finished my first Oracle of the year. My Hopslam recollection is 5 months old, but yes, it has a more upfront hop bite than Hopslam, but interestingly enough, a slightly more balanced finish. I wouldn't kick either one out of bed!!
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