Hopslam- Keg v.s. Bottle

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by solo103, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. solo103

    solo103 Apr 8, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I recently did a side by side of Hopslam. One out the bottle and one on draft. The one out of the bottle was 7 days old and it was delicious, very strong up front hop resin aroma with almost no alcohol warmth and mdium body. The one on draft however had a thiner body and was slightly watery , hop aroma was there but nowhere near as pungent. I know beers can differ from keg to bottle but this was almost polar opposites. Has anyone else done this and if so what whas your impression of the draft. Just wondering if we got a bad keg.
  2. WBD

    WBD Feb 3, 2013 South Carolina

    How old was the keg
    When was it tapped
    Were the lines cleaned before tap.
    too much gas

  3. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Had it both ways and no difference either way IMO.
  4. kendrid

    kendrid Jan 31, 2009 Illinois

    My seven day old six pack had very little aroma and was very sweet. I've had it the past two years and this years, at least my batch, was off.
  5. ndepriest

    ndepriest Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    I love Hopslam and try to buy a case every year. But as much as I like it out of a bottle, it just can't compare to it on draught. It becomes, quite literally, heaven. Also, this needs a poll.
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  6. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Was great when I had it on tap last year. Sadly, I only have 5 bottles left. I really just wanna drink em, but it's making me sad to see them go. So much better fresh, though
  7. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    always better keg/draft in my experience.
  8. Prh27

    Prh27 Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    Had both this year and found the draught to be better. No surprise there. The bottles are still amazing though.
  9. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Nov 4, 2012 California

    Thought it was superior up out the barrel for sure.
  10. StoutIrish

    StoutIrish Jan 16, 2012 Indiana

    I concur.
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