Hopslam Old Vs New – How Does Aging a Year Effect this Double IPA?

Bell’s Hopslam is a Double IPA that Bell’s claims has a 3 month shelf life. How does the taste change if you hold onto it for more than 3 months? Today I’m opening a 1 year old Hopslam (2018) and conducting a side by side taste test versus a fresh 2019 Hopslam. Does aging this Double IPA really make that much of a difference, and how does a 2018 Hopslam hold up against a 2019 Hopslam? Watch this video for all of those questions to be answered!

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Bell’s Hopslam (2019) a Double IPA brewed with Honey

Bell’s Hopslam is a yearly release from Bell’s Brewery. Hopslam is a double IPA that’s brewed with honey and for the past few years has been released in January. Hopslam for 2019 doesn’t change the formula too much sticking to 10% ABV, but it seems to have gotten less bitter from year to year, but does it still satisfy those west coast IPA fans, or does it abandon it’s bitter past in order to emphasize the honey aspect? Watch to find out!

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Bell’s Hopslam 2018 Review


On Today’s Breview 4 U, I’m checking out Bell’s first big release of the year – their double IPA Hopslam. Hopslam is a 10% double IPA that really fuses together the midwest style IPA with the West Coast IPA, combining it’s sweet opening notes with this piney and bitter finish. It’s probably one of Bell’s most anticipated seasonal releases year after year and I’m going to dive into it today. I hope you brought your taste buds with you!

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