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RATINGS: 2844   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentAnthony (39) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Pours bright orange with a delicate white head. Superb bright tang of pine and citrus in the aroma. Taste is delicious with citrus hops and some sweet caramel malts and some- peach? Overall, a nice bright but mellow bite.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Troupis (195) - - MAR 9, 2016
Had right after Pliney the Elder so probably a 5.0 normally. Tar hints are all that stop this beautiful aroma complex palate beautiful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (390) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2016
12oz can to tulip. Pours unfiltered bright orange, superb creamy white head. Aroma of honey, bread, light pine, light citrus, grass. Taste of same. Honey and sweet malts are forward, very well balanced with citrus, pine, and bubblegum. Mouthfeel is mod syrupy with good carb. Finish has a sneaky amount of booze. Really balanced for a 10abv brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisOchoCinco (4) - - MAR 6, 2016 does not count
Very hoppy and bitter and lingers well after tasting. Really great finish and one of my favorite IPAs.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demondeacon09 (59) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2016
12 oz can poured into stemless wine glass. Orange color with a small white head that fades pretty quickly. Aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit. Taste of delicious citrus hops with some sweet maltiness on the back of the palate. The abv is pretty well hidden for a 10% brew. Pumped to finally get to try this one after hearing so much about it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cafgen (192) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
A light orange color with a two finger head. Aroma is hops and honey. Taste is a nice bitterness but nicely balance with sweet honey. You can feel a slight alcohol taste in the end of each zip. A good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Lightly cloudy golden body, white head. Strong pine resin, some lime and grapefruit citrus . A bit of honey. Very bitter, fairly strong body. Long finish, medium body, quite oily. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (296) - Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Was able to get a six pack of this after trying for several years. Pours a somewhat hazy orange with lots of fluffy head that hangs around. The one thing that stands out about this beer is the lacing which is the best I have ever seen. Aroma is sweet and much different than the typical west coast style imperials. The sweetness from the honey is evident and so is some booze. There is also subtle pine and citrus but definitely not as in your face as other beers of this style. Taste is pine and citrus (almost candied) with ample amounts of caramel malt and hints of alcohol. Overall this beer is very well balanced. Medium to full bodied. Despite the noticeable alcohol this beer is surprisingly easy to drink. I am glad I was finally able to try this but it does not deserve all of the praise. It is a nice beer but the hype is not justified and I think is more the result of being one of the early big beers (when competition was limited) and also the rarity.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (787) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Poured from the can it has a hazy yellow color with a medium head. The nose has pine, citrus and some hops. The taste is well balance with a hoppiness to it and mild citrus, There is a resin finish that provides a good balance. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (348) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2016
From a can. Pours a hazy, orange-gold and makes a medium head. Aroma is of pine resin, hops, honey, and citrus. Tastes of big hops and beer candy! I love this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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