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RATINGS: 2569   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paincane (86) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Amber gold w/ off-white head. Floral, grapefruit & honey nose lead to sweet malt, honey & pine flavors. Perfect balance & clean bitter finish. Spot on!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (335) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle (dated 1/21/14) poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy orange/peach color with half a finger of off-white head. Decent lacing. Aromas of honey, citrus, tropical fruit, floral, dank. Tasting notes of citrus, tropical fruit, pine/resin, floral notes, big hops, honey towards the back. Slight booze on the finish. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3sheets2wind (76) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
This is an average beer. Muddled hop flavor. Bitterness without floral aromatics. I have a feeling that if people drank this one in a blind taste test they would rate it a full point lower. Reputation beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rockchalkgenes (20) - - FEB 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. Wow. Pours a slightly hazy amber/orange. Floral hops dominate the aroma distinct notes of honey. You can smell just a hint of alcohol. Tastes incredibly bitter at first. The malt backbone is appreciated later as well as the honey. You can taste the alcohol but barely and not in a bad way. Outstanding Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours a golden orange color with a half finger white head. Aroma is nice. Grapefruit, Pine, Sweet malts, slight caramel, dank and resinous....Simcoe! Taste is very nice. You get that sweetness from the honey which helps hide the alcohol. Nice grapefruit that leads to a bready malt sweetness and finishes moderately bitter with some pine. Lingers slightly, enticing the next sip. Sticky on the lips. Body is medium to medium full.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
ttroha (169) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Bottle from Lazy Dog. Transparent brown with white head. Aroma of hops. Taste of hops and citrus fruits with slight carbonation. Bitter hops aftertaste. A really delicious hoppy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DRTHokie (2) - - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
This is a very good DIPA. I think the limited production from a well respected brewery drives its price/demand and may influence its rating. Still, I?m enjoying it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gooball201 (22) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Ridiculous. Had a few years back but wildly better. Please start NJ distribution before next year release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (802) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Trade. (Thanks STLWill). Härlig humle i doften. Blommig och nyans av tallbarr. Ganska tung beska men av lite annorlunda karaktär. Har en fantastiskt balanserad sötma som inte är det minsta jobbig eller stickig, som så ofta med US-dipa annars. (Kanske för att den är hyfsat färsk?) flaskad 27/12, dricks 20/2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggsbowler (180) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle - pours amber with a frothy white head. A very pungent smell, very floral, evergreens, and citrus. Taste is very grapefruity, oranges, and lemons with a strong malt backbone. It finishes kind of harsh. It's good but not easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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