15 January 2012
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 repetoire. 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.
Alcohol by Volume: 10.0%
Original Gravity: 1.087
Shelf Life: 6 months
Dates Available: Winter seasonal
Available Packages: Bottle, draft
Bell's Brewery's site is here.
From DRAFT ...
Some call this the Pliny of the Midwest, and while it’s not quite as elusive, this beer’s one of the best imperial IPAs out there. Using a blend of Northwest hops, malts and honey, HopSlam is true to its name: A full arsenal of floral, citrusy hop flavors swell in the mouth. Expected release: January.
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