Saturday, March 21, 2015

Pic(k) of the Week: Lemons, limes, & Hopslams 2015

Lemons, limes, & Hopslams 2015

It seems appropriate for the bar to have placed bottles of Bells Hopslam 2015 (10% alcohol-by-volume, or abv; 70 International Bittering Units, or IBUs) next to a 'hotel' pan of lemons and limes. Only missing from the tableaux were grapefruits and pine cones.
Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
Bell's Brewery

And, then, there were those Dogfish Head 120s!

Arlington, Virginia.
11 March 2015.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, usually posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject. Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
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