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DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:50:07 PM »
From beerpulse, John Mallet of Bells (Director of Brewing Operations) on Hopslam.

"I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.”

My wife really liked that one. :)


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Re: DIPA Review by Pro
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 02:17:35 PM »
That is funny!  I did have Hopslam on tap for the first time about a week ago and it was some awesome cat pee.  Last year when it was $18 a 6-pack, I swore never again - I'll just try to make it.
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 07:04:45 AM »
Haha, nice description; eloquently put.
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 07:19:28 AM »
Haha, hilarious! Descriptors fit for any BJCP scoresheet, right?
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 08:11:51 AM »
Sounds about right.
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 09:07:03 AM »
And yet, somehow this makes me say "I really want to drink this beer". I guess "cat pee" is a relative term lol.
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 09:58:43 AM »
And yet, somehow this makes me say "I really want to drink this beer". I guess "cat pee" is a relative term lol.
+1  I seem to really like the hops that others describe as cat pee-like.
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 10:20:16 AM »
And yet, somehow this makes me say "I really want to drink this beer". I guess "cat pee" is a relative term lol.

A wine-drinking friend of mine uses the cat-pee term to describe sour beers. Definitely relative!

I'm totally getting some Hopslam this year - Monday evening Flying Saucer has a firkin of it. I gotta try to get me some of that!
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 10:30:19 AM »
"He's cheesing out of his effing mind right now"

Not my favorite, but not a beer I'd turn down either.  Pretty apt description too.

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DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 10:55:14 AM »
I love Hopslam!
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 02:05:12 PM »
I have yet to get the "cat pee" from any beer, homebrew or commercial, including hopslam.  Maybe I'm not that sensitive to that particular odor.

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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 02:24:58 PM »
The only time I ever got a true cat piss scent was a beer secondaried with Orval dregs (at about 75) when it was really young.  It faded away, though.
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 06:52:04 PM »
I have yet to get the "cat pee" from any beer, homebrew or commercial, including hopslam.  Maybe I'm not that sensitive to that particular odor.
I get it if it is really strong. My wife gets it when all I get is pine.
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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 11:14:58 AM »
Didn't get that from HopSlam last year... will try it tomorrow though and keep my nose open for it.

I do get it from Avery Maharaja... simcoe i guess.

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Re: DIPA Review by Professional Brewer - Bell's Hopslam
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 11:53:23 AM »
Hopslam is kind of a midwest craft beer tradition.

It shows up, you pony up the dough for a six pack, you order it when its on tap at your local. It disappears.

Is it worth $18/six? Once a year, why not?
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