I finally picked up a sixer of Hopslam.
Its a great beer, no doubt about that but its not nearly as bitter as I expected. I Love the aroma and flavor, it may not meet west coast expectations though. To me it was bitter but the citrus from the hops overpowered the bitterness by far. Would I drink it again... Hell Yeh!
But its not a beer you drink, its a beer you sip.
To me its clean, bitterness is balanced by the alcohol content (10% abv), the hop Flavor and Aroma are very striking. If you just want something very "bitter" with little to no regard to flavor then it may not be the beer for you.