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RATINGS: 2761   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours a yellow-orange with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with lots of fresh citrus and pine. Taste follows. Long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Kind of simple but still good.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theillafish (3) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
pours clear amber with white head. definitely more balanced than other ales of this gravity even though the alcohol content is really well hidden. a little sweet on the tongue, more bitter in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbpopp211 (1) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
Too balanced for me, not bad but nothing jumped out fdfkad;lj dkfja;dkk d;lfkflj ;j llkd;fkald jk

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours clear gold with almost no head. Aromas of citrus, fruits and malt. Tastes of citrus, fruits, alcohol and malt. Bitter finish. Full bodied. Great balance. Delicious beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (893) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Kraddel, Orange beer with a small head, aroma is citrus, mango, other tropical fruit, Taste is the same, honey, some malt, bittersweet, very very nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxifunk777 (27) - California, USA - APR 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2015 A very smooth IPA very refreshing not a hop bomb thankfully. I would drink this any time its available. the more IPA’s I try the more I appreciate thisl very enjoyable IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (1856) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2015
12oz bottle ordered by mistake at the Smokehouse in Dunedin, FL. Turned out to be a great mistake, wouldn’t have ordered this if I knew it was 10% abv but I did and I loved it. Very little alcohol taste or burn, instead it is full of hoppy goodness. Extremely drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
Dried fruity hoppy aroma. Orange pour great carbonation that brought out dried fruity hoppy aroma. Flavor very hoppy bitter with some mild malts. Some honey on driy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (1136) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Bottle 0.33l at the 7th Belgrade Beer Tasting all together finally.Taste with Alberto, Matt and Vlada.07.04.2015.Thank you luttonm for bringing this very fresh .Pour it clear golden color with small white head.On the nose sweet bourbon note. Taste and aroma of peach, pineapple, more sweet fruits, candy sugar, very smooth and balanced.Perfect

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3264) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Troubles’ place. Thanks Ariel. Clear gold. Orange, hyssop, some lime and earth aroma, green and bitter, hoppy, and jasmine tea notes in the mouth. Light to medium body, green tea finish. Doesn’t feel like 10%.


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