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RATINGS: 2761   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scefer (8) - - MAR 3, 2012
Great IPA! There are plenty of hops in this one of course, and it is a must-try for all you hop-heads. Very hoppy with a hint of sweetness...well done Bells...Obaron who?


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2015
First off, let me say I am not an IPA guy, and this is AWESOME!!! Pours a off/hazy yellow/amber color. Great head, carbonation, and lacing. Smells of strong (various) citrus and pine trees. Tastes very piney and grassy, with a hint of booze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
youdictategood (435) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a hazy honey yellow with a small white head. Good bit of honey in the aroma along with floral hops and some pine resin. Taste is more or less the same - honey up front, resin in the finish. Hides the ABV well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle at April Tasting in Belgrade. Finally got a bottle, and we are in Serbia to enjoy it. Rich clear gold, thick ring foam. Deep beery hop aroma. Bitter honey, dry, strong alc. Balances, and is very sharp. Nice!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (286) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 1/26/2012 bottle consumed on 2/10/2012. Orange amber body. Quite clear. Not much of a head, but it sticks nicely to the glass and leaves some wisps on the surface. Citrusy from a distance (literally, from a few feet away), but it’s got a dose of pine as I smell it more. Great aroma. A lot of sweetness behind it. Caramel and booze. The hop flavor delivers in the front. It’s a huge wave of hops that recedes as dramatically as it hits. The citrus gives way to pine, much in the way of the aroma, which gives way to a hefty malt and honey sweetness. Not cloying and not even all that sweet, but it’s amazing how much the hops disappear. It still tastes pretty damn good, but not like the best IPAs out there. The finish is boozy and slightly bitter. After the hops drop off, the booze is pretty evident. There’s an astringency presumably from the fermented honey. It’s not really bitter, either, but still the bitterness is one of the only flavors that lingers. I used to think this beer was the bee’s knees of IPAs, but having had far more interesting hop profile IPAs, this one hasn’t quite risen to its lofty heights as of late. Definitely not one of those "It was better last year" people, but I feel my appreciation for it has changed.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells piney and citrusy. Medium sharp carbonation with very light foam. Taste is all piney grassy hops. Aftertaste is 15-30 seconds and the same.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours clear golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, pineapple, oranges and honey Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish pine, honey and easy drinking, can’t taste the alcohol. I hope to taste it fresh some day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1226) - - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a nice orange color. Aroma and taste are honey, citrus, and some malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2403) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
powerful and every bit an ipa with some fruit and hazy butter in the flavor pattern. malt near the finish in sugar but strong in ipa at the finish. complex with lighter broomstraw malt which can be a detriment to this style as so many look for a surface scratcher in this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (929) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
MrOrla Meets Shaun Hill. Hazy ornage with a white head. Aroma, is hopforward, grapefruit, herbal, malts, and sweet.Taste is the same, tho with some citrus, decent bitternes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
C4PAF pre-tasting. Hazy orange with a small white head. Classic hoppy aroma, with lots of grapefruit, some pine and peach, and a little bready malt. Sweetish juicy hop flavour, bready malt, a herbal note, and a heavy bitter finish. A touch of alcohol heat.


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