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RATINGS: 2843   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours very clear light orange color with big bubble 1" head. Head holds on really well with nice lacing. Smells very hoppy with nice floral aroma, and also pick up some nice citrus. Taste is citrus and hop with great heat form the alcohol. Also taste honey which I think gives is a smoother finish than some other dbl IPAs. Mouthfeel is complex with big bitter form the hop and citrus to sweetness form the honey. Beer is silky and well carbonated. Overall, I just love this beer. The only knock for me is the price limits me to only a couple six packs a year. But on the other hand it is a treat to have and maybe I enjoy each one that much more, because I'm not buying a case. This is a beer I don't save, the fresher the better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (2170) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (2980) - 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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1644) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Can to pint glass. Aromas of overt caramel, moderate perfume and slight honey. Cinnabun stickiness aspects to it. Crystal clear, deep gold with moderate pristine white head that stays mostly as a large ring around the glass. Taste originally is mostly malt and a little cloying. Overt pine as it warmed. Aroma gets a little catty also as it warmed. This really opened up as it warmed to room temperature. High bitterness and moderate alcohol heat. Finishes dry, which was surprising with the malty aspects.

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