So, you take a wonderful beer like Dragon's Milk and add roasted chili peppers to it. I don't know what beer drinkers did to deserve this, but we should all send a thank you card to New Holland Brewing.
What Should You Do With It? Savor the Beer
A good bartender once told me, "Hopslam is not a beer. It's an event." Hopslam is, in my opinion, the one beer that belongs on the AHBA's top 10 and can not and should not be debated. It is simply that good.
How is it that 3 Floyds continues to run flags up a pole and everybody salutes? The answer: because everybody should raise a salute. This Double IPA is really damn good and while it resembles some of their other concoctions, it stands completely on its own as a beer you should seek...and probably will not find.
If the AHBA does not put this beer in their top 10, I may cancel my membership. This beer is completely wonderful. I am in awe of the accomplishment and Surley is now a brewery that has a seat at the big boy table AND a chip in the big player game. Simply awesome.
Simply put, this is something very special in a bottle. Perhaps a desert island beer. If you have the fortune of finding this beautiful beer, pay what it takes…that is the level of its quality.
I am a lover of IPA's and this one is on the top of my list. This is a delicious journey through hop-land and I am on board.
The label on this wax sealed 22oz bottle does not lie but it is incomplete. It is strawberry. it is rhubarb. But it should also say unbelievably good and delicious.
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Seeing a guy walking a tightrope with a pole...nothing special, right? Now make him carry 10 different sized weights in each hand while he walks down the line. This beer is like that. It is a complex and impressive balancing act.
A delicious Irish Stout that offers classic and full flavors without being too bitter.