Hopslam (2015) by Bell’s Brewing Co.

Hopslam (2015)

Hopslam (2015)

Brewery: Bell’s Brewing Co, Kalamazoo, MI
Beer Style:  Imperial IPA
ABV:  10%

Beer God's Notes

Well, this is a springtime favorite of mine.  The honey really gives this a unique sweetness.  Yes, it’s a 10% DIPA, but you wouldn’t know with how sweet it really comes off.  Borderline Barleywine (and if you age it, that’s basically what it becomes).  This one is for hop-heads and barley-heads alike.  Hopslam is definitely one of my favorite beers from Bell’s.



Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.

Original Gravity:  1.087
Shelf Life:  6 months
Dates Available:  Winter seasonal
Available Packages:  Draft. 12-ounce cans packaged in 6-packs and mini-kegs (2016)

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