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Old 09-17-2009, 02:10 AM   #1
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I've been eying the Austin Home Brew clone for Hopslam but have yet to pull the trigger. This seems like a complex IIPA and I'm wondering if anyone has brewed this version from Austin?

If so what hops where in it and did it clone close to the original?

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Being a huge fan of Bells Beer and Hopslam in particular, I believe the hops in question would be all Centennial. I'd love to find out for sure though, and get a complete ingredient list. I should call them or go down there and ask.

The reason I think that is because at a recent beer festival, I was talking with the owner of Founders Brewing, in Grand Rapids, and he said that Bells uses Centennial only in the Two Hearted Ale, and I think that Hopslam! is more or less a more potent version (although I believe it also has some honey in there as well, and possibly a slightly different grain bill.)

I've got some Cascade to use up, as well as some centennial coming up and was thinking about trying to make a slightly modified version to use some of each of those.

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I've never brewed it, but based on the taste of Hopslam, I don't think there is anyway that it is all Centennial. However, I've heard and read that is true regarding Two Hearted.

I ordered the Two Hearted clone from AHS, but due to the hop shortage at the time, they sent it with all Amarillo instead. I'm glad they did though, because it made a much better beer anyway IMO. Never tried their Hopslam clone though. Sorry, just rambling here.
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That article is pretty much just speculation.

Amarillo is a great hop IMO. The Founders Owner said that they use Amarillo and Simcoe as the hops for their Double Trouble, another great IIPA.

I'll be looking for a 6-pack of Hopslam! to come out soon, so I can start work on it. I wonder if anyone at the brewery could shed some light on this. I'm tempted to call the homebrew store attached to the brewery and just ask them what they hop and grain bills are.

I don't think it's a simple recipe. The 6-packs I've seen were all $16 each...

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You can call them up and ask them for the recipe. They'll read it off to you.

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Subscribed... Interested in this recipe also .

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I was at Bell's Brewpub last weekend, and they actually had Hopslam on tap. I had a pint of Two Hearted and then a Hopslam immediately afterwards, which really allowed me to differentiate the flavors of both.

Based on that I am convinced that Hopslam contains something more than Centennials. It had a spicier hop character. It reminded me of Simcoe, but it's difficult to say for sure because the differentiation in flavor profile of the different hops can be pretty fuzzy.

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Yeah, this thread reminds me that the good beers are on their way! I have only had 2-3 bottles of it, at a couple of different places, so it's hard for me to note the exact taste, but I will try to get the recipe and buy a 6er or two to have on hand when I give this a go.

I also like how Hopslam gives you that funky feeling afterwards, like kind of sleepy and all happy and mellow. I'm a lightweight anyway, but this stuff kicks in quick!

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They are going to email the recipe to me and if it's even close I,ll order it. I'll give you all the play by play. Updates to follow.

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So what was the verdict? Been looking around for a Hopslam clone but it seems hard to come by.

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