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RATINGS: 2792   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 (407) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (353) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Can@home, from Constantino’s, Cleveland, USA. Medium aroma with pine, citrus and sweeter fruits. Darker golden color with minimal white head and hazy liquid. Strong, balanced and full taste with slightly over aged mango and some citrus. Piney and some grass on the background. A lot of hops. Medium/wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with hoppy malts and some mango. Medium/strong body with medium carbonation. Overall, huge taste although in a bit simple fashion. Also lacks malty flavors. Still, very high quality, schoolbook like and organic American IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ByTheirLimpin (104) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Poured from the can. Honey amber in the glass with a little chunky haze. Fine bubbled supportive white head. First taste, honey in the front. Sweet and sticky. Nose has some grapefruit in there. Definitely a heavy hitter. Super complex hop board kept in check pleasantly with the malts through the middle. Finish sticks around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokestereo (171) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2016 Pours golden with a thin line of white head. Aroma; citra hops with citrus, grapefruit, some grass notes, orange, mango, tangerine and pine. Flavours; Citrus, grass, alcohol, mango, caramel, peach and orange.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (369) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
A: Deep orange/brownish. Nice 1 finger white head. N: Pine, juniper, gin T: Salty, juniper, mango, pine, grapefruit O: Very heavy! Quite much alcohol to it, but its really nice! :-)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
baltzbrew (1) - - FEB 12, 2016 does not count
Great citrus flavors and aromas. The flavors left on the palet are welcomed, not too overpowering. Could drink many more of these if they were more readily available.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1056) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Aromas of grass, caramel, pine needles, citrus, oranges, honey, candied tangerine and mango juice. Pours a semi deep copper with a hue of golden brightness and aggressive white lacing. Taste brings very harsh bitterness upfront with massive dankness, pines, hop oils just relentless bitterness. Plenty of orange juice, mango, peach peel, honey, caramel and more oils. Finishes dry and bitter with definite malt sweetness, malt syrup, wort and booze. Overall, very impressive stuff that attacks your palate with an onslaught of dankness and bitterness. Fruit/citrus presence is subtle in the back.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
meyers1023 (23) - - FEB 10, 2016
This beer deserves the hype. I've had it two years in a row now that I live in a place that distributes Bells. The look is great as it pours a dark Amber color with a good amount of head that laces the glass. The smell is complex and interesting as you get the hop dankness but a breadiness as well. The flavor is all hops with citrus and pine attacking your tongue with a bitterness that isn't overpowering but adds to the experience. I will continue to grab this beer each year as it is released.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kmeggs1 (3) - - FEB 10, 2016 does not count
Really hoppy but smooth , great flavors but never loses the smooth taste . I had heard a lot about this one and it didn't disappoint ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2781) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2016
February 10, 2016. Can. canned January 14, 2016 (marked 11416).
Light hazy golden with a large creamy white head. Aroma is sweet fruity and malty with toffee, ripe pineapple, lychee, resin, some pine, citrus and alcohol. Taste is sweet, quite bitter and slight boozy. Finish is sweet toffee, resin, tropical fruits with mango, lychee and pineapple, bitter piney and light grassy notes with some boozy notes. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Good, but a bit boozy and a bit heavier on the malt character than I prefer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (139) - - FEB 8, 2016
Can. Pours cloudy copper. Has thick white head. Has a big bold hop tastes piney floral hop. Has a sweet dry after taste. Grapefruit and honey taste. Excellent imperial IPA. Dangerously drinkable


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