willisread (717) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Golden orange color with a medium off-white head. Huge grapefruit and orange zest aromas present with freshcut grass, honey and molasses on the nose. The balance between bitter and sweet is really uncanny for the ABV. The honey smooths out the hops like a fine cognac. Dry and bitter IPA finish.
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolute Hop - Bomb. Layers and layers of floral notes, citrus give way to tremendous bitterness. Lives up to its reputation.
Great Aged at 3 years!
dhasmonek (38) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma. Perfect balance of sweetness, body and hops. Very delicious. One would never guess it is 10% alcohol.
iRavali (44) - Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet, malty and bold with a strong finish. You know Hopslam is a big beer right from the aroma. Drink it fresh.
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Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from cask. A deep earthy sweetness up front that lingers as a pit of a floral hippiness comes to the front. Delicious but definitely a sipper. I would prefer a bit lighter body and cooler alcohol noted but Iím enjoying it.
grom83 (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015 Finally opened the single bottle I have had sitting in the fridge for weeks from this years batch. Poured into beer chalice. Very floral aroma, reminds of freshly cut grapefruit the hasnít completely ripened. The beer is golden colored and hazy. The head is minimal but doesnít completely disappear. The taste of this beer is amazing because of the balance. Other lesser quality DIPA usually are too bitter and not complex. This beer has a sweet body from the honey added. The alcohol isnít over powering, quite smooth for how strong this beer is.
jc1762 (181) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to a taster glass showing dark amber yellow with a finger of clean white foam that dissipates very quickly.
The nose shows moderate grapefruit and citrus forwardness with some generous notes of honey in between.
The palate shows a strong background of grapefruit with some pith. The honey sweetness definitely shows throughout but maintains the dryness of the beer very well. Moderate IPA bitterness at the finish but a lot of the sharpness seems to be softened out by the honey. Itís easy to see why this beer gets the reputation it does. Only wish I had it while itís fresh.
e303 (223) - - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to beer tulip. Beautiful pour. Super clear, good head retention, decent lacing. Nice hoppy scent with citrus and pine. Lots of orange in the flavor and a big load of hops balanced by the honey. Good stuff.
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Jared_Clifton (57) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light goal with white head. Medium body. Lots of hops, malt, honey, and citrus flavors. Great hop flavor not too piny, just enough bitterness with a citrus sweet flavor. Lives ip to the hype.
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Been seeing this around a lot more. Good thing as this is a wonderful hoppy beer without the harsh type of astringency of most. Herbal hop nose. Fresh hop flavor with pine and pecan notes. Dry and crisp. Great experience.