beergearbox (116) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2017 mcrae19 (65) - - FEB 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft in a snifter. Pours a clear, deep gold that appears almost syrupy, with very little head. Aromas of grapefruit and, as was no surprise, honey. Simply put, Hopslam smells heavenly. Full bodied and sticky in the mouthfeel, the initial taste is citrus with a distinctive hop bitterness, but it quickly fades to pleasant sweetness. The high alcohol content is masked by the other flavors, so I can see how easy it would be to drink two or three before the “slam” hits! It’s a perfect example of why it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you start! Overall, Hopslam is a surprisingly balanced DIPA—one which doesn’t rely on an over-the-top bombardment of hops but secures its remarkability through a perfect, palate-pleasing amalgam of all components. This beer lives up to its reputation.
Can. Bill Becker (1906) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
May your retirement plan be supervised by Jimmy Hoffa.
From Feb 2007 DaRoguebastard (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
Pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy orange with a smallish head of foam that quickly shrank and then left no trace.
The smell is a very hoppy with big notes of grapefruit.
The taste on first sip is certainly hoppy. Plenty of grapefruit hitting my palate and hitting it in a good way. I note a good malt presence that gives it a nice sweet counter to the hops. It seems to be in perfect balance.
Man, a few more sips in as it warms up a bit and the hops are now in almost total control and..I'm loving it. Oh wait, there goes that malt presence again; dang, just when you think the hop bitterness is going to take over completely, that malt comes back and yells at you. ;^) Even the finish, at various times, seems to alternate between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. I shake my head on how this could be so...
I appreciate DIPAs that are hop dominated and ones that have a good hop/malt balance and this one is an excellent example of the latter. I wouldn't hesitate to try HopSlam again. Not for a second. ;^)
Bottom line: Absolutely delicious. Thanks to Wasatch for allowing me to try this wonderful brew!
An extremely well made IPA, citrusy and piney, not sure it's worth all the hype though. Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2017
12oz bottle at home. Golden orange with a sticky white head. Hops, hops, hops. Grapefruit, orange, mangoes, peaches, gooseberries, floral and citrusy hops, caramel and bread. Oily texture. Juicy, bitter finish. The hops more or less mask the alcohol here, be careful. Great stuff. ronnie_c (1) - - AUG 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Just awesome. The honey adds the perfect touch to the immense amount of hops in this beer.
Iznogud (4485) - CROATIA - AUG 6, 2017
Canned, 355 ml at The Raven Cafe, Prescott, AZ. Pours cloudy orange, white head. Strong hoppiness, pine, citrus, grapefruit, malty, some sweetness, strong lasting bitter finish. Medium+ bodied. Nice one. blackoutblues (14) - - JUL 7, 2017
Amazing beer. Not too taxing on the palate, but with a good strong hop flavor and aroma. Strong citrus notes. Drink it fresh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone LiwkoLiwko (563) - POLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Piwo ze styczniowego rozlewu, więc nie pierwszej świeżości. Mimo to jest powalające. W aromacie intensywnie owocowo. Ananas, brzoskwinie i cytryna. Piwo niemal klarowne. W smaku słodko gorzko. Spora goryczka, ale nie zalega. Mega pijalne. Topowe. Mniam. shobramberg (27) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Jest ciało 🍻
The beer’s got a great look: orange/light amber with a bubbly head. Even though it’s an older can at this point in the year, the moment I cracked it open the aromas from those Northwest hops exploded out. Dominant floral aromas, raisins and a boozy note to finish things off. It’s also got a bit of a bready aroma in there too, which is surprising to pick up in a DIPA. Overall, it’s a deep, complex beer that held up over the last few months nicely. It’s in the ballpark of a Pliney. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with tropical fruit. Summer fruit and grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with summer fruit and light malt backing. Honey slightly noticeable.