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RATINGS: 2613   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M82 (275) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Balanced and hoppy without being overly aggressive or bitingly bitter. Cat pee. Lime, grapefruit, hints of stone fruit. Cereal with honey. Hints of mint. There is complexity, just not a fan of so much cereal - reminding me of... bud heavy with a solid hop profile?!

Drank a sixer in six different glasses for fun. I much prefer this in the glass I normally drink IPAs in, rather than the larger, wider glass I generally employee for IIPAs.

Overall, there’s about 2 seconds of each whiff, drink, and after taste where I get the legendary status. All the lime hits the honey and creates a few mouth-watering moments. Unfortunately, the rest of the experience is full of corn flakes.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
severedeer (2) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Very tasty but a little too hoppy to have more then one...will get one at my local bar when in season

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (351) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Really excellent beer. Extreme hop but as smooth as you can possibly get. You won’t find many better.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (1955) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
On tap. Pours cloudy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, mango, peach, vanilla, very pleasant! Taste is big resin and fruit bitter up front followed by a very balanced fruit sweet. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Douberd (2189) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle 355ml at home, poured into a big snifter. ABV 10%. I am drinking this exactly 5 momths old, 21st January bottled, 21st of June drank. Clear body, golden orange in colour, with one finger of slighty off-white head, kind of froathy, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, resin, tropical fruits, light honey, alcohol, even some vanilla. Great taste, grapefruit, tropical fruits, quite bitter, orange peel on the finish, citrus, light alcohol. Medium body, good carbonation, very dry palate. Fantastic, great beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
traviskurowski (21) - - JUL 21, 2014
Great hopsplosion---a wild hop-forward IPA; nothing I've had before seems to pack so much variance into each sip. Draft. Holy Hound taproom, York, PA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Modularman (119) - - JUL 19, 2014
Smell of fruit and caramel. Appearance is murky gold with white head. Taste is sweet fruit with malt backing with very minor bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2051) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From a bottle shared by jheath99. Pours hazy orange copper with a bubbly off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like strong sweet alcohol, orange, pine, hops, caramel. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like strong, sweet hops, orange citrus, and booze.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a dark honeyburst color with a medium sized white head that has great retention and lots of lacing. Smell is of floral hops, honey, hints of citrus, and a sweet toffee . Taste is sweet up front with honey and a bite of grapefruit, combined it is nice. As if moves through the palate, the alcohol shows up and reminds you this is 10% and finishes with punchy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit on the oily side, smooth, fairly heavy and even has some creaminess to it. Overall, an awesome Imperial IPA that you have to make sure and get each Winter before it’s sold out.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1930) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
From a bottle. My 1900 rating. An orange amber body with a white head that had good retention and a bit of lace. Aroma had a strong resin hop presence. Almost of very dank marijuana. Nice tropical fruit notes. Some mild citrus. A mild sweetness from caramel malts and honey. Really complex. Flavor had a little more sweetness to it. Hops were still dominate and thankfully not to much in the way of grapefruit. Alcohol seemed to slowly build up in the flavor. Finish was very dry. A good beer all around.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (4387) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from trade with Douberd, many thanks Christos. Orange Golden color with medium white head. Citrus hops, malt in aroma. Solid malty base followed by nice grapefruit an piney hoppy kick. Long hoppy bitter finish. Extremely tasty beer.


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