So Mister declared that tonight’s Hopslam was dinner and this was a snack. I’ve learned that when my man of few words speaks, I listen. Then again, he’s giving me a snifter full of beautiful red-gold nectar. O’Fallon’s Hemp Hop Rye didn’t let us down.
To quote Mister, “Sometimes learning to love beer is like riding a horse. Sometimes you fall off when you find a beer you don’t like. You just have to get back on and find one you like.”
“That’s rich and deep. One flavor fades away and others come through. There’s something on the back end – it’s not bitter so it must be the hemp. There’s a toasted oat flavor there, too.” I can’t say it better. At less than 1/2 of the IBU (25 for this one), less than 1/2 the calories, and nearly 1/2 the ABV of Bell’s Hopslam, this is a much easier drinking beer. It would be a great campfire beer in the fall. I’d be HAPPY to test that one out when the nights get cool again this fall. Mister and I certainly won’t have a problem finishing 5 more of these.