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Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Bell's Hopslam Delivers!
Get slammin' with Bell's Hopslam! This is one incredible brew that has found the perfect balance between hops, malt, and alcohol. What a pleasant drinking experience...and at a deceiving ABV of close to 10%, it'll get real pleasant right quick. And, the folks at BA and RB seem to universally agree. If you're looking for a Hop Wallop that's just a bit more balanced, this is it. If you're looking for a Pliny the Elder with a bit more alcohol, giddy up. If you're looking for a cleaner Ruination, a hoppier 90 Minute, or an ever-so-slightly softer Hopsickle, you've come to the right place. If you haven't guessed it yet, I really found this beer to be practically perfect in so many ways. Oh, and I've rhapsodized the hops, but what about the flavor you say? How about pineapple, grapefruit, fresh hop flavors? Sound good? How about smooth, lively alcohol playfully intermingling with these flavors. Ok, I'll stop now. Patrick at The Drafting Room came into possession of one of these kegs recently and it has quickly become a fan favorite. In the spirit of full disclosure, our friend Mr. Curtin tipped us off over at his site in his 12/24 posting. Thanks, Jack...you were 100% on the mark.