I have heard some complaints this year regarding Bell’s Hopslam and it being overrated, overpriced, and difficult to find. While I would never wait in a long line or drive halfway across the country for a single beer, I don’t see Hopslam as one of those which is particularly evasive. I was in a restaurant this week in Pinehurst, NC and they had it so I had it. If it is in a small joint in the sandhills, it can be found most everywhere with a little diligence. As far as price it was not cheap, but is it ever cheap? If you like another Double IPA more, than order that beer. I found it just a touch on the sweet side this year as compared to other years, but certainly worthy of the hype. So if you run across it, give Hopslam a whirl, I don’t believe you will be disappointed!