LKay (103) - Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A great aroma of hops come from this beer. However the hops turn into a sweet vengeance, which is more than my bitter-craving palate can handle.
JOHNCONOR (17) - USA - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I havenít seen anything quite like this. Thatís saying something. Iíve been in this strange wine/beer and spirits business for the last eight years. The frenzy this beer caused was astonishing. In fact it was by pure blind luck that I was able to snag a six. It happened to be my first day on the job in the nationís premier proprietor of alcoholic beverages. We were allocated 20 cases of this stuff, it ran for 23.99 a six. We attempted to regulate it as best we could. One six pack per customer. We got it on Monday and it didnít even make it to the end of the day. 9 out of every 10 calls we got was regarding this sudsy pariah. This beer is one of those rare ones that drive people to cross state lines with duffle bags full of unmarked bills. Now on to the topic at hand. HOPSLAM. It pours a hazy orange/amber. Aromatic pour with an insane head, abundant lacing. Medium bodied bordering on a light crisp beer, the 10% alcohol content is well concealed. For something called Hopslam, whose label depicts a man being crushed to death by a hop the size of a Fiat it comes up moderate on the hop/IBU scale. I actually liked the beer due in part by the creaminess and harmony of the hops used. Grapefruit, pines and a dash of honey put it at the front of the IPA pack. Overall a great beer, though I hope I donít have to drop that kind of cheddar again for a beer.
Russ2079 (7) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Solid light head. Medium ace. Sweet citrus hoppy aroma. Clean clear cloudy apperance. Exceptional taste with hints of honey. Not overly bitter. Overall an above average exceptional IPA tjat should be saught after and enjoyed.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours very clear light orange color with big bubble 1" head. Head holds on really well with nice lacing. Smells very hoppy with nice floral aroma, and also pick up some nice citrus. Taste is citrus and hop with great heat form the alcohol. Also taste honey which I think gives is a smoother finish than some other dbl IPAs. Mouthfeel is complex with big bitter form the hop and citrus to sweetness form the honey. Beer is silky and well carbonated.
Overall, I just love this beer. The only knock for me is the price limits me to only a couple six packs a year. But on the other hand it is a treat to have and maybe I enjoy each one that much more, because I'm not buying a case. This is a beer I don't save, the fresher the better.
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mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malty and floral. Grapefruit comes out too. Appearance is bright gold, mild lacing with thin white head. Taste is malty up front with strong alcohol bitter finish. Finishes a bit dry. Good iipa. Up on my list but not top of it.
BrewHaMeister (68) - - FEB 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy amber/orange with a medium to small creamy head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and earthy hops. Delicious!
sitzds (240) - - FEB 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into tulip. Hazy orange liquid topped by a finger of ivory head that settles to a clingy ring. Streaks and dots of lacing are left behind. Aroma is pineapple, grapefruit, bread, citrus zest, a bit of honey and some alcohol. Taste follows the nose, with a beautiful sweetness up front that is abruptly replaced by a mellow lingering bitterness and some wafting booziness. On the full side of medium body, creamy but sadly not as sticky as Iíd have liked, medium foamy carbonation, drying and boozy on the finish.
Pizz5116 (21) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber color with a thick two finger lasting head. Pine and citrus aroma. Taste is sweet grapefruit and honey with good hop flavor. Smooth palate. Alcohol is hidden so well. Great beer.
Dr_Fellini (237) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally made it out to the East coast. Bottle to glass. Pours a ever-so-slightly hazy deep golden light amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is packed full of fleshy fruit hoppy goodness. Although I must say, it doesnít quite have the carrot-based fruit juice aroma that it has had in years past. Flavor is fleshy fruit sweetness, moderate bitterness, and a touch of honey sweetness. Fruity bittersweet lasts long into the finish. Amazingly drinkable for a 10%er. Will always be one of the best Imperial IPAs on the market!
Seabass1964 (24) - Paragould, Arkansas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice medium amber. Slight head with some lacing that hangs around for a while. Smells like pine. Tastes woodsy and sweet with a nice bitter aftertaste of a good Ipa but a surprisingly excellent following of the honey. Unlike other crafts, this brew tastes better at extremely cold temperature. Love this beer. One of my favorite IPAs.