Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repetoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
Style: Imperial IPA
Taste Expectations: Big fresh hops. Citrus, pine & grapefruit. The bitterness is lessened the honey, giving a caramel- sweet finish.
Availability: 12oz/6 pks. Draft. New for 2011, Party cans. Early seasonal each year.