piraat83 (40) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2018 NaturalIce (149) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. bottle; WOW. This is the best beer I’ve had in my 25 years of life so far. I knew I was in for a treat as soon as I cracked the cap off the bottle and took in the aroma. Smells like a combination of honey and floral hoppiness with a little citrus. Pours out a nearly opaque orange-amber with a very thin head. The lack of substantial head is the only reason I didn’t rate this beer a 5. The flavor represents a delicious combination of pefect hops and just enough sweet honey. I don’t quite understand how the ABV is 10%! Considering Hopslam is a double IPA, it predictably finishes bitter and the honey almost enables it to last much longer than most beers in it’s class. Buy it while it’s still in season!!! (till the end of Feb)
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2018 Pure gold with a thin white head. Very hop forward, but not a piney hoppiness. Very well balanced for being so hoppy. Has slight bubble gum aftertaste. A supreme IPA. MashRater8 (1) - - JAN 18, 2018 does not count
Bought at Binny’s in Chicago. The beer is bad! It is bad!! Deeply disappointed. I’ve had this in the past and loved it but this year it’s malty and lacking in hoppiness. How is that even possible?! dukeandduke (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2018
1/16/18: 12 ounce can packaged 1/10/18 @ 15:51,purchased at Jewel Osco on State ($15.99 six pack + tax) poured into standard pint glass. Copper Orange pour, two finger head, Nice hops aroma, not overwhelming, balanced by pine, orange and malt. Hops much stronger / dominant in the taste area. Some balance with the pine, orange and malt, but the hops kicks all other tastes asses. Excellent firm mouth feel, bitter and pleasurable, texture firm, smooth going down. Nice kick you don't realize as you first begin drinking. Love this type of beer, this one is an excellent offering, glad I finally was able to snag with other cans anxiously waiting to join the first. Well done, Bells! jhking34 (39) - - DEC 12, 2017
Cavtat and lokrum
Rade Bitange 18, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Feb 2007
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!
DaRoguebastard (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
An extremely well made IPA, citrusy and piney, not sure it's worth all the hype though. Bacchus66 (1006) - 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. Iznogud (4738) - 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 (16) - - 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.
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