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RATINGS: 2616   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 repetoire. 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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a dark honeyburst color with a medium sized white head that has great retention and lots of lacing. Smell is of floral hops, honey, hints of citrus, and a sweet toffee . Taste is sweet up front with honey and a bite of grapefruit, combined it is nice. As if moves through the palate, the alcohol shows up and reminds you this is 10% and finishes with punchy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit on the oily side, smooth, fairly heavy and even has some creaminess to it. Overall, an awesome Imperial IPA that you have to make sure and get each Winter before it’s sold out.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1934) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
From a bottle. My 1900 rating. An orange amber body with a white head that had good retention and a bit of lace. Aroma had a strong resin hop presence. Almost of very dank marijuana. Nice tropical fruit notes. Some mild citrus. A mild sweetness from caramel malts and honey. Really complex. Flavor had a little more sweetness to it. Hops were still dominate and thankfully not to much in the way of grapefruit. Alcohol seemed to slowly build up in the flavor. Finish was very dry. A good beer all around.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (4437) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from trade with Douberd, many thanks Christos. Orange Golden color with medium white head. Citrus hops, malt in aroma. Solid malty base followed by nice grapefruit an piney hoppy kick. Long hoppy bitter finish. Extremely tasty beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1233) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks for this one. Pours orange color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, orange, floral, malty, grapefruit, vanilla. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, grapefruit, sweet orange, tangerines, malty, pine, raisins. Nice long bittersweet fruity finish. Excellent one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OneHotPepper (30) - - JUL 9, 2014
Pretty strong on the malts, in my opinion, and I definitely taste honey. Strong alcohol flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UCSB616 (3) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
If I had to drink one beer for the rest of my life this would be it. Quite simply the finest beer I have ever tasted. Next time it is out just get as much as you can because it is that good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bluegoosed (36) - - JUL 2, 2014
Out of the bottle this is great but from a tap absolutely tremendous in my opinion. One of my favorite beers. Really nice blend of hops, malt, pine flavors, and citrus/grapefruit. I’m amazed by the alcohol level because it doesn’t show until after consumption.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (305) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours golden with a hint of red, frothy white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is a hoppy explosion. Lots of resin, grapefruit, and other tropical fruits. Taste is a bit sweet, but with lots of citrus and pine hops to balance it out. Medium body, a bit sticky, pretty nice IPA. I’d love to try a fresher bottle / on tap.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tayael (12) - - JUN 22, 2014
great ipa very smooth with strong finish.fruity combine white grapefruit and strong bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (758) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2014 edition. Reviewed from memory, drank last winter. Poured semi clear red brown with 1 finger head. Nose is sweet malty fruit, caramel, lemon, pine. Taste is more malt, piney, caramel, fruit. Bitter and sweet finish. Heavy on the malt, heavy on the sweetness. Not as hoppy as expected. This is what all the fuss is about?


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