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Bell’s Hopslam Ale:

This one comes with a huge reputation for huge hops, like it’s the third coast’s Pliny. It’s not anything like Pliny really, but it IS an amazing DIPA. It’s an aromatic wonderland, with floral scents, tropical fruits, sweet citrus, and mango/peach stone fruits. Flavor follows suit for almost all of that. It’s incredibly “fresh” tasting. Bitterness is much lower than I’d expected, with the big caramel malts and the earthy/floral honey sweetness balancing it all out. You would never know it’s 10%. Tons of hop complexity, and while it fills the senses on all fronts, it’s in a very inviting manner, not a shocking one. Luckily, I have 5 more of these. I don’t know if I’ll be sharing any. It’s awesome stuff.

Bell’s Hopslam Ale:

This one comes with a huge reputation for huge hops, like it’s the third coast’s Pliny. It’s not anything like Pliny really, but it IS an amazing DIPA. It’s an aromatic wonderland, with floral scents, tropical fruits, sweet citrus, and mango/peach stone fruits. Flavor follows suit for almost all of that. It’s incredibly “fresh” tasting. Bitterness is much lower than I’d expected, with the big caramel malts and the earthy/floral honey sweetness balancing it all out. You would never know it’s 10%. Tons of hop complexity, and while it fills the senses on all fronts, it’s in a very inviting manner, not a shocking one. Luckily, I have 5 more of these. I don’t know if I’ll be sharing any. It’s awesome stuff.

  1. asighofrelief said: Cask conditioned hopslam would blow your mind!
  2. thegreatbeerquest said: Drank two of these last night for the first time. Great stuff but I want to drink a couple more before writing a review. It’s a very complex beer. In fact, I might have to pick up a second six pack today if they still have it.
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