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Offline dean

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Bell's HopSlam?
« on: June 03, 2010, 06:34:02 AM »
I haven't had one this year since they first released them a couple or few months ago, anybody had this beer lately?  When I bought mine they were Great, smooth and had huge citrus flavor and aroma.   I'm curious to how they might have aged any further? 

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Re: Bell's HopSlam?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 07:21:34 AM »
Hopslam is much like Pliney,
Drink it fresh,  it is still good aged but drops down to the ordinary category,  fresh is OUTSTANDING
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Re: Bell's HopSlam?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 07:43:36 AM »
Hopslam is much like Pliney,
Drink it fresh,  it is still good aged but drops down to the ordinary category,  fresh is OUTSTANDING

agreed, though Pliny is in a world all its own.

once it ages, Hopslam becomes meh...

Pliny>Maharajah>Ruination>Hopslam
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Re: Bell's HopSlam?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 08:22:49 AM »

once it ages, Hopslam becomes meh...

Pliny>Maharajah>Ruination>Hopslam

I recently bought another Maharajah, and when I got home I realized it was still Batch 9 and was put out on the shelf a full year ago.

Wow was it different, I would have swore it was a barleywine.


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Re: Bell's HopSlam?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 11:27:45 AM »
This year's Hopslam is not as good as in the past few years.  I'd give it a 8.5/10 in the bottle, 9/10 if on tap.

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