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RATINGS: 2839   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2131) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Pours orange-amber into the glass, ever-so-slightly hazed, leaving lace from a diminishing froth. Sweet bouquet of candied fruits and honey... quite nice. Nothing about the ABV is obvious in this brew. There starts upfront a sweet malt, with citrus, thin caramel and honey. The bitters begin mid-palate, and don’t squash the mouthfeel. Well done finish, with bitters mixing with rind zest and a hint of pine. Maybe the most quaffable higher ABV brews I’ve ever had. Nicely bittered, nothing overdone, and very complex in flavors. Everything comes together perfectly, integrating for a smooth palate offering. Bells rings up another winner with this delight!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1643) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2016
Bottle shared by Wickedestman, many thanks! Pours copper with a thin, clingy head. Aroma is citrus fruits, upfront pine, stone and just a hint of something mildly earthy. Taste is similar with some honey, dough and some sweet malt in the background. Solid but nothing really special.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RajnCajn (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2016
Really impressed with this one. Seems like its the one I used to compare everything against at the moment. Plenty of sweet notes to this beer, I get honey and caramel with the citrus. Nice bitter and well blended malt choices keep this one high on my personal list. Nice amber color, head hangs out for while after poor. Let this one warm a few and you’ll really appreciate the aromatic side of it as well. Well done Bells!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (615) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Alaranjada de média turbidez, espuma uniforme de aspecto cremoso, boa formação e persistência. Aroma misto de cítrico com resinal, caramelado, álcool perceptível, abacaxi maduro. Paladar de dulçor médio/intenso, médio amargor, mel se torna perceptível com aumento da temperatura . Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonataçao. Final trás ainda mais do mel, lúpulo resinal, fruta amarela madura, persistente. Ótima cerveja, talvez a doubleipa com melhor drinkability que já bebi, sem exageros e álcool bem distribuído.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (6288) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
Sehr fein hopfig mit einer bodenständigen Stärke und feiner Süffigkeit nebst ausgewogener Bitterkeit. Angenehm in Malz und Frucht, dazu leicht erdig, nussig und mit etwas Zitrus. Nicht schlecht.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (6324) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
Can from trade with HenrikO, many thansk! The beer has got a hazy deep golden-blonde colour with a smooth body and steady low head. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste of intense hopsm pine, spruce, citrus fruits,herbs and flowers. Hoppy-bitter and intense finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1623) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Can to pint glass. Aromas of overt caramel, moderate perfume and slight honey. Cinnabun stickiness aspects to it. Crystal clear, deep gold with moderate pristine white head that stays mostly as a large ring around the glass. Taste originally is mostly malt and a little cloying. Overt pine as it warmed. Aroma gets a little catty also as it warmed. This really opened up as it warmed to room temperature. High bitterness and moderate alcohol heat. Finishes dry, which was surprising with the malty aspects.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1221) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Can @ The Porch Key West. Pours clear dark copper with thin white head. Aroma is big sweet sticky caramel malt, oaky and dry on the finish. Taste is similar - oaky, sweet, toasty caramel malt; dry with big piney and aromatic hops on the finish. I didn’t get much honey. Sweet and sticky throughout, tons of rich flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1087) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Can. Cloudy gold with a thick, foamy off white head that lasts and laces in spots. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and light caramel. Flavor is grapefruit, tangerine, honey, biscuit, pine, light caramel and mango. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (1948) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 24, 2016
Can, thanks to Misterburd. Pours cloudy rich golden yellow with large foamy off-white head with good lacing, floral hops aroma with citrus in the background, lightly bitter citrus peel taste, smooth oily thick body, long balanced hoppy finish, Great beer but I find it a bit overrated.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Booga (29) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Finally rating after years of drinking this beauty. 12 oz can poured into a tulip glass. Pours with thick 3 finger white head. Clear Amber color with lots of carbonation initially. Brilliant hoppy owe. Strong bitter but clean taste. Not really complex but super tasty. Incredibly drinkable for being 10%. This stuff is dangerous. One of my favorite all-time beers.


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