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RATINGS: 2758   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GrinchY2K (10) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Doesnt get much better than this. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Had strong fresh green leafy hoppiness aroma with orange peels. Sticky. Tastes of oranges, caramel, floral, with a grapefruit finish. Smooth and way too easy to drink. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peterschreurs (95) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
On tap. Served a copper color with a nice head and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, bit of pine with atouch of malt sweetness and hint of herbs. Taste of grapefruit, malt, caramel sweetness and nice touch of honey. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, a solid hop feel without being over powering. Very well balanced, a rich feel that is not found in most beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2015
12oz to tulip. Pours a dark golden orange with a thick yellowish off white head. Aroma is dank, tropical fruits, and hop bitterness. Taste is dank bitterness, with a crisp semi-piney bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mintzmeet (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Mmm smells like a bouquet of hoppy chronicky flowers. Wow. This has got quite a kick. Bitter. Nice and floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy, bright orange with white head. Aroma is very citrusy, lemons, grapefruit, tart. Taste is highly bitter throughout, medium bodied, medium carbonation, long lingering bitter finish, very hop forward beer. Overall, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (285) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at bells. Good sweet grassy scent. Not a ton of hips in the aroma. Looks stunning. Tastes hoppy and sweet at the same time. Aftertaste is not bitter. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for such a big DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fr5ed (59) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Reviewed 2/22/12. Magnificent. Almost as superb as the cask version of this I had last night at Redlight Redlight. A definite 4.5 out of 5 stars. Third only to Pliny the Younger and Elder. Video review: https://youtu.be/LrgDC-yQG9o

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewGoblin (544) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Beer lovers love beer lovers loving beer. I am extremely fortunate that a beer loving friend rescued this wondrous elixir from falling into the clutches of someone who mightn’t appreciate it as I do. P’rhaps the finest concoction to grace my snifter in some time, it is a fairly clear brassy gold that leaves a lovely lacing ’round the rim the whole way down. Potent yet smooth notes of sweet caramel and biscuits mingle magnificently with pink grapefruit, lemon, Bartlett pears, a touch of pine and some light tropical fruitiness. With every divine dip into this hoppy pool I must remind myself that this is a 10% ABV juggernaut of imperial proportions; no alcohol flavour is present, only a well balanced but teetering on hop-forward greatness. Backed by a body that is both rich and refreshing, peppy and very lightly oily, a bittersweet equilibrium is met. Finishing this beer was also a bittersweet affair, for I have but one and far away they are found. Thanks Mike.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoR (661) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Kind of hazy orange beer with a small orange head. Aroma is hops (of course), grass. Taste is hops galore, citrus, some caramel. Can’t say I liked the smell, but it taste excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cjmccahill (37) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Not sure what's going on here. Remember this being much better. Hazy copper, thin white head that dissipates fast. Not much on anything on the nose, wasn't biting, bitter, or tongue bruising. Good feel, smooth for ABV. Maybe next year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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