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RATINGS: 2602   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Nice cloudy orange with a thick foam. Melts quick but laces well. Big floral hoppy aroma with light pine and citrus. Tastes like a big bowl of sweet hops. Not overwhelming though. There’s a good malt backbone. Moderate bitter finish. This is a great beer. Big in your face hops done well.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OneHotPepper (10) - - JUL 9, 2014
Pretty strong on the malts, in my opinion, and I definitely taste honey. Strong alcohol flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UCSB616 (3) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
If I had to drink one beer for the rest of my life this would be it. Quite simply the finest beer I have ever tasted. Next time it is out just get as much as you can because it is that good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bluegoosed (24) - - JUL 2, 2014
Out of the bottle this is great but from a tap absolutely tremendous in my opinion. One of my favorite beers. Really nice blend of hops, malt, pine flavors, and citrus/grapefruit. I’m amazed by the alcohol level because it doesn’t show until after consumption.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (241) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours golden with a hint of red, frothy white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is a hoppy explosion. Lots of resin, grapefruit, and other tropical fruits. Taste is a bit sweet, but with lots of citrus and pine hops to balance it out. Medium body, a bit sticky, pretty nice IPA. I’d love to try a fresher bottle / on tap.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tayael (12) - - JUN 22, 2014
great ipa very smooth with strong finish.fruity combine white grapefruit and strong bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (625) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2014 edition. Reviewed from memory, drank last winter. Poured semi clear red brown with 1 finger head. Nose is sweet malty fruit, caramel, lemon, pine. Taste is more malt, piney, caramel, fruit. Bitter and sweet finish. Heavy on the malt, heavy on the sweetness. Not as hoppy as expected. This is what all the fuss is about?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (71) - GREECE - JUN 14, 2014
355 ml (12 fl oz) bottle at home. Bottled at 21/01/2014. Orange hazy color with nice white head. Aroma is light hoppy, grass and floral notes with grapefruit, malty and alcoholic. Sweet malty taste that becomes bitter and finishes also bitter and alcoholic. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. I was expecting more, probably I have to find a more fresh bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (280) - - JUN 14, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear sparkling golden orange with a fair amount of head and sticky lacing. Aroma is overpowering and inviting: intense hops, pine and floral citrus. Flavor is massive and overwhelming: Notes of grapefruit intensity, pine, honey, and an overall lingering bitterness that makes this beer jump out of the glass into my mouth. Fresh quenching finish that lingers on the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden. One of my favorites. From notes 2/16/14.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
luizjorgem (6) - BRAZIL - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
espuma cremosa, mais amarga e mais escura que a two hearted ale, excelente cerveja

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DevianceInDark (2) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Incredibly smooth for the style and ABV. This one should be consumed carefully so as to not end up face down on the floor. Citrus and honey, decent head. Smooth mouth feel. Try it if you can find it!


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