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RATINGS: 2573   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
Bottle. [Thanks to ????] @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eventID target=_new> Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, pine, grape, orange - pineapple. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010308)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
ZBF2008@RB table: 12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy slight brown and with a lacing white head. Solid pine hops aroma, full caramel malt base. Solid bitter hops and caramel malt flavour. Dense flavour and with a lingering pine note into the finish. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. A unclear orange beer with a dense orange head. The aroma is nicely hoppy with notes of citrus, alfaacid, grass, and grapefruit. The flavor is also very hoppy with notes of grapefruit - which makes it very acidic, combined with more subdued notes of caramel. The hops gives it a dry and rather bitter end, and the body is quite powerful.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of JCapriotti. Pours a very cloudy amber with a small, off-white head. Extremely fresh aroma of pine needles and peaches - some really great esters up there. Medium body with some sweet caramel, but otherwise completely dominated by the excellent aroma hops that don’t leave any excessive bitterness. Lovely indeed. 291206

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Bottled (from Cracked Kettle). Deep orangeish golden colour, mediumsized white fluffy head. Aroma is huge fruity and floral hops along with rather sweet alcoholic notes as well as some slight notes of mild cookies and bisquits as well. Flavour is big time the same in a rather crisp and biting way. Flavour is really wellbalanced for being such a bomb, also hides the alcohol very well in the flavour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a white head. Aroma of hops, pine needles and fruits. Flavour of fruits, grape fruits, pine needles and hops. Long dry hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pale amber, no head. Enormously powerful lychee-like hop aroma. Fairly sweet wih it’s of caramelly maltto balance out the massive hop content, Like hop juice, but pleasantly soft, weaving a cottony fabric of hops around my tongue. Despite everything it still feels nicely drinkable. Very American and very good. One of the most aromatic beers ever.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15567) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweet malty hoppy and burning bitter flavor with hints of grapefruit. Very bitter and burning hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm
Golden color; big solid head, leaving a nice lace behind. The aroma is original, like fresh cream, then the hops of course, extremely fruity, grapefruit overall. It has a strong toffee flavor, with just some required sweetness; the most interesting side here is an original cookie flavor; as in the aroma, the hop shows a very good grapefruit presence. Strong final, well balanced, still with some residual sweetness to complement the fruity hops; there is also a light cheese character.
This beer has many interesting sides, more original than the average Double IPA. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ RBESG, Rome. Pours unclear golden with a creamy white head on top. Lots of resiny hops. Pine and grape. Floral, stikcy, dry and crips. Lasting bitter end. Nice


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