The hullabaloo over Bell’s Hopslam, the honeyed double IPA that has captured beer drinkers’ hearts and gullets, is subsiding as its limited supplies wane. I welcome the quiet; it means I can get some sleep instead of staying up to tweet round-the-clock updates on where you hopheads can get your fix.
After trying a bottle (and going back for several refreshers), I thought Hopslam lived up to the hype, its fresh aromas of strawberry and grapefruit and apricot a reminder that hops are actually flowers. But what did you all think? For this week’s taste test, let me know what Hopslam means to you, in the comments here or on Twitter, and the best ones will get posted on Friday here at Y&H.
Here’s some tasting notes to get you started with your writing — it’s a floral beer, so get florid!