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RATINGS: 2713   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (212) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Poured from a bottle (6 pack from Harry’s Reserve Fine Wine & Spirits, in Navy Yard, DC) into an IPA glass. Appearance is a hazy peach color. Aroma starts piny and resiny then mellows to light tropical fruit. Taste is malt that folds into fruit and then into bitter hops. Never really becomes harsh though. Palate is crisp up front and syrupy on the tongue. Overall awesome beer without hitting palate wrecking degrees. Go drink this beer!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1083) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
On tap at Tria Taproom. Pours bright orange with a one finger off white head with excellent lacing and legs. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits (a lot of mango),cantaloupe, pine, sweet malts,and some light dankness. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits, herbal hops, melon, sweet malts, pine resin, and just a little booze. Has a medium-full body with a very creamy, slick, slightly oily mouthfeel, and a pretty dry, pretty bitter, yet still somewhat balanced, slightly warming, long, lingering finish overall, a fantadtic, world class DIPA that gives PTY and elder a run for their money.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglebones (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy gold color with moderate white head and some lacing. Aroma is strong citrus and a little pine. Complex hop flavors but not overpowering. Malts and honey nicely balance the bitterness. Nice boozy warmth and medium carbonation. Really good DIPA overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2488) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Smooth, slick, slippery, resinous hops, ABV hides well, but watch out. Sticky finish, excellent DIPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
simont1 (338) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015


A – Very clear bright orange with a decent head.

S – Quite good balance of malt, classic american hops, with some sweetness coming through, reminds me of a stronger version of Founder’s Centennial

T – Booze is very very clear, and this is disturbingly boozy, overtakes the hops a lot, and seem to leave it slightly reminding of a hopped up boozy 10% lager, without the off-taste, has a slightly jammy aftertaste, with a bit of lingering bitterness which reminds me a bit of orange marmalade, this is something good.

M – Mouthfeel is medium and quite filling, seems to fit the double IPA profile good.

O – This is way too boozy, and not that hoppy, very unimpressive for me.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (43) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
From bottle, pours a mildly-hazy bright amber with great head retention. Aroma is dank and pungent, full of vibrant citrus and floral notes with a great funk to it. Aptly named, the taste displays wide hop variety from earthy to ripe-citrus sweet to light pine. All the while, the honey is there to round the loudness of the hops and to give a thicker, more rounded and full body. Very resinous, sticky, a true treat. Good, solid IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (405) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2015
all i can say is to me this beer tastes like if surly abrasive and squatters hop rising had a love child...really good stuff...thx Bradley!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VeinAle (68) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Much anticipated pour from bottle, after lurking outside the local distributor watching for Bell’s swag. Allowed to become supercooled in the trunk of my car with the weather at zero degrees F. After opening the bottle and letting it stand for a moment you can actually smell the honey as it battles citrus aromas coupled with resin and alcohol. Pours clear gold with oily lattice. Taste is absolutely a Hop onslaught. I am wholly pleased with how well the malt profile and honey balance it all out. Remarkably smooth drinking for its ABV. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Carbonation is average and the finish is bittersweet. Edit: got two six packs. woooooweeeee

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (78) - - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 12 oz bottle from a six pack found at trader joes. On the pour, not much head, distinctly clear orange, and clearly carbonated. Citra hops and acidic fruit on the nose. Very smooth and mellow on the front, some lingering clean hop on the back. This is very clean and straight forward. A bit of a punch without tasting alcoholic. I guess the draw here is a 10% abv double ipa that isn?t boozy at all. This is good but perhaps not worth all the limited release hype it gets? Don?t get me wrong, great double ipa. But it didn?t really overwhelm me.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlioi (13) - - FEB 11, 2015
Strong consistent IPA, hops aren't overpowering but a great mix. No spice flavors or other added flavors.


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