Bell's Brewery

Bell's Hopslam Malt

9.324 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Michigan, USA
Malt
Cheese, Fruit, Chocolate
Top Notes For
Christanna Honer

Highly overrated. Cloying and viscous.

Highly overrated. Cloying and viscous.

Feb 12th, 2016
Jacob Gragg

Sommelier Georgian Room at The Cloister Sea Island

9.0

This isn't quite what I thought it would be. This isn't my style of beer generally but even given that I'm not a big DIPA fan...this just isn't worth the hoopla. Good example of the style I feel like, but not exactly extraordinary. The alcohol is nicely integrated though. - Jan 17 2015 bottling

This isn't quite what I thought it would be. This isn't my style of beer generally but even given that I'm not a big DIPA fan...this just isn't worth the hoopla. Good example of the style I feel like, but not exactly extraordinary. The alcohol is nicely integrated though. - Jan 17 2015 bottling

Feb 4th, 2015
Josh Raynolds

A bruiser, as usual. But this 2017 release seems a bit more lively than those from past years. Honey, pear tart, lush, toasty finish that doesn't let up. Worth the hype? The hunt? Maybe but this isn't quite the Holy Grail, at least today.

A bruiser, as usual. But this 2017 release seems a bit more lively than those from past years. Honey, pear tart, lush, toasty finish that doesn't let up. Worth the hype? The hunt? Maybe but this isn't quite the Holy Grail, at least today.

Mar 23rd, 2018
Josh Raynolds

Always an outstanding beer, the 2018 version seems rounder and a bit sweeter than usual, with less bitterness on the finish. Suits me fine.

Always an outstanding beer, the 2018 version seems rounder and a bit sweeter than usual, with less bitterness on the finish. Suits me fine.

Feb 5th, 2018
Todd Goldian

2017 vintage.

2017 vintage.

Mar 10th, 2017
Erik Hanson

I'm not that crazy about IIPAs but the hop characteristics of bitterness and citrus here, as they play off the honey are super fun. Also, for being a double IPA, the alcohol on the palate is very well integrated.

I'm not that crazy about IIPAs but the hop characteristics of bitterness and citrus here, as they play off the honey are super fun. Also, for being a double IPA, the alcohol on the palate is very well integrated.

Feb 15th, 2016
David Kline

Merengue to sea sponge crown gets downright "swissy" then steadily decomposing to cirrocumulus postures. Honey, pineapple and candied lemon complement innately, sugary grapefruit follows, shimmering under a soft snowfall of magnolia blossom, honeysuckle and honeydew, then teasing away from a coquettish sweetness through marmalade to a wooden knot brimming with shadowy crisps of burnt brown sugar, cinnamon and tobacco leaf, with just a cursory sip of lemon iced tea. Fragrant, multi-faceted and loaded with mind food.

Merengue to sea sponge crown gets downright "swissy" then steadily decomposing to cirrocumulus postures. Honey, pineapple and candied lemon complement innately, sugary grapefruit follows, shimmering under a soft snowfall of magnolia blossom, honeysuckle and honeydew, then teasing away from a coquettish sweetness through marmalade to a wooden knot brimming with shadowy crisps of burnt brown sugar, cinnamon and tobacco leaf, with just a cursory sip of lemon iced tea. Fragrant, multi-faceted and loaded with mind food.

Feb 13th, 2016
Scott Shimomura

Good honey ipa. Not as good as their 2 hearted.

Good honey ipa. Not as good as their 2 hearted.

Feb 7th, 2015
Chris Maynard

Great Hoppy Beer! Always look forward to it every year

Great Hoppy Beer! Always look forward to it every year

Feb 5th, 2015
Jason Siegfried

Finally. Bells is in nyc.

Finally. Bells is in nyc.

Feb 15th, 2014