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RATINGS: 2844   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle from RooftopRogue, thanks a lot Rob! Hazy copper-colored pour with a smallish off-white head. Tons of medium sized floaties in there. Aroma is pretty awesome: uber-citrusy, guava, passion fruit and maybe some other tropical fruits in there as well. Taste didn’t disappoint either. Very citrusy, bitter hop flavor to it, but not harsh in any way. Not much malt flavor detectable, but this is a well balanced beer. Mouthfeel is one of the best things about this beer. Tons of piney hop resins coat your tongue and leave it feeling oily while you’re drinking the beer. All around this is just an awesome beer. Dangerously drinkable at 9.5%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2007 Slightly hazy copper with an off-white head. Intense, pungent nose of fresh green hops, tropical fruit, pine and light whiff of mint. Flavor has notes of peach,pineapple, mango, pine, grapefruit, vanilla, light caramel and a neutral, slightly bready yeast. Pleasantly sweet and malty with prominent, yet non-harsh bitterness. Full, round and lush on the palate (it’s Bells so the mouthfeel WILL be perfect) with lively, fine-beaded, non-prickly carbonation that carries the hop flavor and aroma perfectly. Great stuff. Bells can do no wrong in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow orange, thin white head. Aroma is apricot, spices, wheat, hops. Flavor is strong hops, apricot, wheat, caramel, pleasant bitterness. Smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
very hoppy beer. you can smell the hops in it. tastes very good. almost a little too hoppy after a while

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle - Looks like sweet tea with a moderately thick white head. You can smell the citrus hop aroma a foot away from the glass. A hop monster. First taste is of fresh citrus and alcohol followed by crushing bitterness. Perfect carbonation and nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beeroness (2) - USA - FEB 4, 2007 does not count
What can I say? I adore this beer. Had it from the bottle. Great rocky head. Glorious nose: Grapefruit, pineapple and orange-peel. In the mouth it was perfectly effervescent and ever so slightly oily. Pleasantly resinous and dare I say seductive? Massive hops well balanced against sweet malts. I don’t want to gush but I could drink this anytime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Wow, this is a great brew.I take back what I said about beagle haveing a midwest bias against Stone 10th. Stone couldn’t hold this brews hop sack. Very hoppy nose, that transfers nicely to the taste. I LOVE the maltiness in this brew. The perfect finish. again, a great brew sent by beaglemac :highfuckingfive:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Good malt and floraly hops balance with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 re-rate 17Feb2010 This bottle poured a clear golden color and I’m really impressed on how the honey balances the hops. rating moved fm 3.8 to 4.1 -------& to tever for this beer. It pours an opaque honey color. And, to the shock of no one, the flavor and aroma are.... Hoppy. but there is some balance to this beer, it’s not just a hop assault.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Double IPA doesnt even do this one justice. Intense hoppy aroma and flavor to mellow out the strong bitterness as noted by the commercial description. Hopslam indeed, but an enjoyable one. Pretty good overall balance, but I think I could only handle one of these a night.

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