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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TommyTH (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016 does not count
Great, well balanced IPA. Notes of fruit, pine, and everything else good perfectly blended. Very, very drinkable for being 10%. Although I enjoyed the balance and drinkability, I prefer an IPA that has more of a specific taste, which lacks here.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrodooo5 (1485) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Wow!!! Probably the best hoppy beer I’ve ever had! Pours a beautiful orange w/ a 2 finger head that eventually fades into good lacing. The aroma is a soft yet exquisite blend of hops - floral & citrus alike. The mouthfeel is light & creamy w/ nearly no detection of the 10%. The taste is a complex concoction of hops. The floral & citrus notes blend together harmoniously! This is incredible!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2584) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Hazy amber colored, big PNW everything. Grapefruit, pine, citrus, pineapple, lightly herbal. Medium to full body, big hop flavors and bitterness but enough malt to balance it. Quite drinkable and very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Pours a clear gold light amber with decent head. Aroma is tropical fruits citrus pineapple. Taste is citrus pine tropical fruits and some spices and mild onion and garlic. Medium mouth feel great malt backbone. Not a huge fan personally of garlic and onion type Hops so not getting a ultra score. Otherwise I its a bomb beer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Breezy4life (52) - - FEB 21, 2016
Aroma is not incredibly pungent. Color is a nice orange/amber. Hips are bold and forward but not overpowering on the aftertaste. Very smooth. Actually exceeded my expectations. Definitely very, very similar to Two Hearted ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joejames (476) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
On draft at Golden Crust, Red Lion, PA served in a snifter. Pours hazy orange. No head when it arrived, light lace and scant retention. Aroma of oranges and hop resin. Taste is very bitter without being cloying, moderately sweet backbone. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes long and bitter. Tasting notes of white grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, honey, toffee, pineapple and hop resin. Very tasty, one of the best DIPA’s I’ve ever had!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
HoppyScallywag (300) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
I REALLY like this one. I've heard the name mentioned around but never noticed any at the local distributors. Went out Friday night to pick up some beer and grabbed a 12 pack of this, as well. Right from the nose, you know this is an IPA, but less of the bitter scent. As soon as it hits your tongue, especially on the first sip, you get a nice sweetness and then the hops engulf your tongue, triggering all the buds into a euphoric state with grapefruit teasing in a mellow way. The slight sweetness hangs on the palate, balancing the bitters that are fighting to get free. All the while, the alcohol burn subsides to an almost cooling feel. This a really enjoyable ale. I'll definitely pick up some more of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Msgriffi (42) - - FEB 19, 2016
Aroma is great hops and a bit of sweetness. Medium but easy going body. Great hop flavor through the whole sip and bitterness finished without missing a beat. Good malt body gives slight sweetness and really balances out the high bitterness. Smooth, and only slightly warming just at the end. Way too smooth for 10%!! Just fantastic start to finish. Almost impossible to pull out a start and finish, just a ton of flavor and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OrthoDoc (185) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Tasted 2 weeks old: Very unique beer, never had one like it. Combination of amazing citrus hops paired with sweet malts plus underlying honey flavor that was the thing I liked best about it. Awesome beer. Will buy it every year if I can get it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (835) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Can from starcross -- cheers, Clint! This is a fantastic DIPA that really excels on a few levels. The malt bill is clean and bright, giving some malt flavor but no cloying sweetness at all. The hops are really complex and layered, giving it some citrus and grapefruit flavor and enough bitter bite to round everything off. The honey is noticeable at the end, but just as another enjoyable flavor rather than anything that dominates. Outstanding and world-class.


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