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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (254) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (654) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (74) - GREECE - JUN 14, 2014
355 ml (12 fl oz) bottle at home. Bottled at 21/01/2014. Orange hazy color with nice white head. Aroma is light hoppy, grass and floral notes with grapefruit, malty and alcoholic. Sweet malty taste that becomes bitter and finishes also bitter and alcoholic. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. I was expecting more, probably I have to find a more fresh bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (321) - - JUN 14, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear sparkling golden orange with a fair amount of head and sticky lacing. Aroma is overpowering and inviting: intense hops, pine and floral citrus. Flavor is massive and overwhelming: Notes of grapefruit intensity, pine, honey, and an overall lingering bitterness that makes this beer jump out of the glass into my mouth. Fresh quenching finish that lingers on the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden. One of my favorites. From notes 2/16/14.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
luizjorgem (6) - BRAZIL - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
espuma cremosa, mais amarga e mais escura que a two hearted ale, excelente cerveja

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DevianceInDark (2) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Incredibly smooth for the style and ABV. This one should be consumed carefully so as to not end up face down on the floor. Citrus and honey, decent head. Smooth mouth feel. Try it if you can find it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1460) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Possibly the most balanced 10% IPA out there. Hops are big but the bite of this brew is little. Drinks remarkably easy and yet is still full flavored. Not the best IPA available but damn close

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (692) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a golden color with a white head. Hop, resin, caramel, citrus, floral, biscuit, malt and oxidation aromas. Hop, resin, caramel, citrus, pine, floral, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly oxidized. Hop and resin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (187) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAY 23, 2014
355 ml bottle. orange copper color, slightly hazy, with a nice frothy white head that leaves a lacing. Aromas of sweet fruits and lemon at first, pine, grapefruit, mango, some caramel backing up, and alcohol notes when swirling the glass. Pretty complex taste, caramel sweetness, hoppy hints, something like lemon, orange, maybe grapefruit, no alcohol to be found, some spicy and floral notes, so good!!!! Long aftertaste, medium sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

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