tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried on tap at Maduro and in the bottle. Pours light & frothy, a very light, warm yellow orange color. Aroma is apricot, oranges, pine, with flavors of peach, oranges, tropical fruits, and toasty malts. Bitterness is citric, crisp. Not an immediate palate shocker, but its qualities persist and are powerful. Alcohol stays well-hidden even as it warms.
stoutnick (328) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at One Mile House, NYC. Cloudy peach. Aroma is a bit muted. Taste - lovely sweetness and fruitiness with a touch of a bitter finish. Like the vibe here- high drinkabity for a DIPA. The flavours of a big barleywine without the body. Overall great beer.
EyeAmBaldman (93) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lupulin fest in St. Louis. Pours golden with a slight white head. Smelled funky, citrus and straw. Taste was not what I expected. A bit of honey on the tongue and citrus notes. After taste was like sunshine in your mouth. Wasn’t very bitter like I expect from an IPA. Darn good.
WavyMan (8) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this in White Bear Lake with a crummy reuben sandwich and fries. Great tasting beer helped me forget the bad meal. I will have the brew again for sure.
frlrv1020 (38) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like heaven! Beautiful golden color. Perfectly balanced for a big beer. All kinds of fruits and flowers in the aroma, with a lot of honey. Nice bitter kick on the palate.
Sikash (229) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle with a nice clear orange color and a white fizzy head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is fruity, spicy, a little pine and lemon with a good nice sweet hopiness. Flavor is heavily hoppy with a majority grassy/pine flavor and a decent amount of citrus fruit and malt. Mouthfeel is bittersweet. Carbonation is vaerage. Overall a solid IPA.
blazin_buddy (3) - - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong sweet aroma followed by some nicer fruit/citrus notes. Nice clear body and smooth on the mouth with great taste. Small white foam head retention. Notice some yeast and fruit estery notes that are more noticeable than some hop characteristics that may be due to age.
WillDunn (20) - - MAR 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh on tap and in bottle. One of the best. Admittedly, this year I wasn't as overwhelmed with Hopslam as in past years. Like all of the best IPAs, its finest moments are fleeting and there is so much good hoppy pale these days that it doesn't stick in my mind as it once did. I'm on to Abrasive and Permanent Funeral and Fatamorgana, and Hopslam is now more part of a list than standing on its own.
Patrik (188) - - MAR 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Jävlar vilka fina dofter. Blommbutik blandat med fyllda fruktskålar. Smaken extremt balanserad med massor av frukt å blommor . Inget sticker ut. Vad gör denna DIPA så fantastisk ? Jo den smakar inte bara grape å citron som de flesta gör numera. En av de bästa öl jag någonsin druckit. Tog två st. Dagen efter tog jag en å jämförde med utmärkta Dogfish 90 och Hop Slam var en division bättre.
budznsudz (426) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky orange pour. Thick off-white head. Aroma is juicy tropical fruit, really pleasant. The taste is juicy fruit, pine, and spiciness from the hops. Top notch among Dipa’s.
Crompt (91) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect balance between hops and sweetness for me. I hate malty IPAs but I really enjoy the addition of honey here too mute some of the hoppiness. Too balanced for a 10% DIPA.