jbrana (249) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, sweet, hop forward beer with strong grapefruit, orange, honey, and candy flavors.
AGAquino (657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Reiss. Aroma is like grapefruit juice; flavour is nicely balanced hop bitters with sweet malts. Strong warming alcohol.
Mtevebaugh (1) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent aroma and balanced taste. Minimal syrupy taste. Hard to find but worth it every time.
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RespertFTW (361) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2013 Bottle. My favorite IPA to date. Nice citrus grapefruit hop aroma. Beautiful color. A nice balance of carbonation and smoothness. Heavy grapefruit flavor and finishes with a touch of sweet.
neuromatt (956) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dan, served in a snifter. Pours hazy amber with a small, off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a trace of lace. The nose has big notes of resin, citrus and tropical fruit, along with caramel malts. The flavour is well balanced between resinous, piney bitter and medium caramel sweetness. The finish is long and delicate spicy, piney bitter with balancing malt notes. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great double IPA with a nice balance. 2013-04-06
BSchnab (118) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good over all. Had a strong citrus smell. taste is citrus grapefruit.
CpyNPrnT (58) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Not the best DIPA. since it is readily available when it comes out in the spring, something worth buying. Three Floyd’s DIPA are much more well rounded. Tastes like...hops!
Hartung32 (162) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good DIPA. Used to think it was the best; then I had many more DIPAs. It's hoppiness isn't as refined or well rounded as many others. The honey however really does help it end on a great, sweet note.
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Awktoberfest (202) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leads off with a great aroma...the taste though I’m just not a fan of... Which is maybe my problem with most double iPas, flavors are muted more than anything...good yes... And maybe for the style great...but I still like a double with killer aroma and unmuted smooth hop taste...thats something the ’slam doesnt have.. its an assult with a sweet lingering bitterness... an above avg double easily...thanks cheesymax! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EricTeusink (446) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In 1988, Public Enemy told us "Don’t Believe The Hype." In 2013, I am unequivocally stating that the hype is deserved. Hopslam has become to the beer scene what Vampire Weekend is to the music scene, a damn good product which invites backlash because of its incredible popularity. This beer pours a slightly hazy gold. Hopslam has all the hopiness of a great DIPA, but some how manages to perfectly round off the edge. Fair warning, after exhausting my initial supply, I found some available 10 weeks after the release, like glory, the flavor faded a bit. I would recommend drinking within a few weeks of release for optimum enjoyment. Bottle - Sherlock’s Wine Merchant - Decatur, GA