markducommun (990) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly cloudy golden body, white head. Strong pine resin, some lime and grapefruit citrus . A bit of honey. Very bitter, fairly strong body. Long finish, medium body, quite oily. Good.
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was able to get a six pack of this after trying for several years. Pours a somewhat hazy orange with lots of fluffy head that hangs around. The one thing that stands out about this beer is the lacing which is the best I have ever seen. Aroma is sweet and much different than the typical west coast style imperials. The sweetness from the honey is evident and so is some booze. There is also subtle pine and citrus but definitely not as in your face as other beers of this style. Taste is pine and citrus (almost candied) with ample amounts of caramel malt and hints of alcohol. Overall this beer is very well balanced. Medium to full bodied. Despite the noticeable alcohol this beer is surprisingly easy to drink. I am glad I was finally able to try this but it does not deserve all of the praise. It is a nice beer but the hype is not justified and I think is more the result of being one of the early big beers (when competition was limited) and also the rarity.
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the can it has a hazy yellow color with a medium head. The nose has pine, citrus and some hops. The taste is well balance with a hoppiness to it and mild citrus, There is a resin finish that provides a good balance. Good beer.
swesson (388) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can. Pours a hazy, orange-gold and makes a medium head. Aroma is of pine resin, hops, honey, and citrus. Tastes of big hops and beer candy! I love this beer.
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Ctplt777 (504) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found a six pack of this last week and sucked it up and spent 22 bucks for it. Now, I have never had Hopslam at all before this. I have never cared enough to try it or seek it out. It kind of fell into my lap at the store so I decided itís time. I have nothing to compare this to which actually made me happy because I didnít have any pre-conceived opinions about it. It smells like an absolute dank peach. Thatís all I can describe it as. A super ripe sweet dank peach. It tastes wonderful. The honey adds something that you donít get unless you....brew an ipa with honey. Itís very sweet but there is so much hops packed into it, it doesnít become cloying or weird. Big peach and tropical flavor. I really enjoyed it. Would I run back out and buy another 6 pack for 22 bucks? Ehhh no. But was it worth trying? Absolutely and itís very good. I would like to try it on draft if I ever find it again. Definitely recommended if youíre on the fence. Cheers
biirusaikou (2641) - - FEB 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared, thanks Gregg. All I love about IPA, rich juicy orange and heady weed all the way, great stuff, very addicting, would probably drink it every day if I could get my hands on this beast.
Akfan (26) - USA - FEB 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this is one heck of a beer. A very dank DIPA which is beautiful. Great aroma, nice bitter feel. A fav!
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closey22 (1728) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy Amber Lacy thin white head; aroma is mild hops; flava is rich hoppy floral spicy mildly bitter; feels medium nice fizzy zing; finishes hoppy spicy bitter
CamdenD (1195) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Old school" and consistently great. Taste of honey allows for bitterness to be balanced without cloying malt additions. A true exemplar.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
CAN thanks to Mathieu87.
Drank from the can.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, florar, some grapefruit.
TASTE: hoppy, dry, bitter, malty, grapefruit.