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RATINGS: 2844   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
A: Nice hints of sweetness. Honey. Floral hops. Perfect balance. A: The perfect looking beer. Bold golden amber. Creamy white head with great lacing and body. T: Perfect and unique balance of taste. A great floral note but also that great sweetness. Alcohol is non existent. Hops hit precise and in the perfect amount. P: Very nice on the palate only losing a point due to a bit of bitterness that lingers a tad too long and dull. Overall this is damn close to the perfect beer. I about got a nut when I was actually able to find it (having moved from Michigan to South Carolina...) and even closer to getting a nut after tasting it again. The balance is unique and expertly crafted. It brings a great honey sweetness that no other IPA has done before (that I’ve had anyway). A hint of malt in there is remarkable given the high ABV as well as the huge hop note. Sits great on the palate. Absolutely amazing.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (317) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2016
Geproefd tijdens IPA/Sour proeverij, blik uitgeschonken in Struise BD proefglazen. Oranjekleurig, licht troebel bier, met een medium hoge witte schuimkraag. Zeer hoppige aroma’s, met fruitige notities van grapefruit en mandarijnen, florale notities, sterk aroma van pijnboom, dennennaalden en hars. Het smaakpallet is inderdaad prachtig gebalanceerd tussen groene hopbitters en zacht zoete honingachtige invloeden, verder ook citrusfruit, accenten van grapefruit, mandarijn en steenvruchten als perzik en abrikozen. De groene hopbitters blijven echter de boventoon voeren. De carbonatie is vrij sterk, de alcohol is heel goed verborgen, de afdronk is droog hopbitter met een finish van dennenhars. Na de Two Hearted Ale, is deze Double IPA van Bells ook weer bijzonder smaakvol. Een van de betere bieren in deze stijl.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (2168) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
So good. Pours orange with some frothy head and lacingZ nose is fruity and bitter. Flavours is fruity and and grapefruit and tons of citrus. Taste big bitter light sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one huge bitter hoppy bastard.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (2977) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Aroma: pine, caramel, grain malts, citrus fruits, grapefruit. Appearance: slightly hazy gold, creamy, small, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters continue, then some malty, caramel sweets appearing in the background, very hoppy indeed. Overall: decent IIPA, but didn’t quite live up to the hype, maybe it wasn’t kept too well. Pint at The Pony Bar, Manhattan.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mtitov (163) - RUSSIA - APR 29, 2016
Пробова& давно . вкуса уже не припомн&

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1696) - 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 (650) - 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 (6297) - 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 (6341) - 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.


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