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Old 04-23-2013, 03:11 AM   #1
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Wow, bells brewery is one of my favorites with their kalamazoo stout being my go to stout. Picked up a 6 pack of hopslam and nearly had a stroke whem they rang it up, $17.. cracked one open after they sat in the fridge for 24 hours and holy smokes!! Worth every penny!!! Super smooth bitterness, and i wouldnt believe the bottle's boasted 10% abv until i had a couple and went to stand up. If this is available to you, try it!

 
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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I'm with you, that is a great beer. Need to make that one sometime.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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They still got Hopslam in the General store????

Picking the kid up from Western Mich in Kzoo on Thursday. I KNOW where I wanna go for lunch!

 
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #4
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Yea I agree Bell's does a nice job. Love Two Hearted and Oberon.

Tried my first Hopslam the other day and was really impressed by the immense hop character, even after three months in the bottle.

 
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:37 PM   #5
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Awesome to hear that you like Hopslam. Too bad you did not get to try last years, I and a lot of other people I talked to thought it was much better than this years. The most recent batch had less hop aroma and was a little sweeter than the previous Hopslam releases. Still a great DIPA though.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:25 PM   #6
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Awesome to hear that you like Hopslam. Too bad you did not get to try last years, I and a lot of other people I talked to thought it was much better than this years. The most recent batch had less hop aroma and was a little sweeter than the previous Hopslam releases. Still a great DIPA though.
I've heard this year after year about Hopslam now. I'm wondering if people aren't just inflating it's greatness in their own minds to the point where they're consistently disappointed that "this year's batch wasn't as good."

I've had it. It's damned tasty and a fine ale for certain. But over-celebrated methinks.

For my dollar, Terripin's Hopzilla is a much better DIPA and I never hear about how it was better in X year.

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Old 04-23-2013, 05:27 PM   #7
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It's worth it. But so is Founder's Double Trouble coming out in a couple weeks. Can't wait!

 
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #8
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I didn't think the bottled version lived up to the hype, but I had some from the tap and that was a completely different beer and so amazing! When I got my bottles, they were less than a week old too.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:59 PM   #9
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17$? I paid $25 for mine and i've had it before ... So I bought 2.

CHEERS, Freaking best beer. Gotta love me some bells.



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Wow, bells brewery is one of my favorites with their kalamazoo stout being my go to stout. Picked up a 6 pack of hopslam and nearly had a stroke whem they rang it up, $17.. cracked one open after they sat in the fridge for 24 hours and holy smokes!! Worth every penny!!! Super smooth bitterness, and i wouldnt believe the bottle's boasted 10% abv until i had a couple and went to stand up. If this is available to you, try it!

 
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #10
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I've heard this year after year about Hopslam now. I'm wondering if people aren't just inflating it's greatness in their own minds to the point where they're consistently disappointed that "this year's batch wasn't as good."

I've had it. It's damned tasty and a fine ale for certain. But over-celebrated methinks.

For my dollar, Terripin's Hopzilla is a much better DIPA and I never hear about how it was better in X year.
Definitely could be some truth to this, but I personally have only had the last two batches and could easily tell between the two. Last batch was noticeably sweeter at finish.

As far as Terripin never had Hopzilla, but have had their Hopsecutioner a few times and thought it was very good.
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