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RATINGS: 2844   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 Poured into a pint glass. Poured a bright, orange color with a soapy, lather-like head. Strong smells of cedar sap and a strong, harsh, solvent-like, turpentine/paint-thinner aroma. Taste is like super-concentrated grapefruit, pine needles and alcohol. (There are few things in this world I hate more than grapefruit!) Harsh, prickly carbonation that was actually painful! I only managed to take two sips and poured the rest down the sink. This is the most god-awful thing I’ve ever tasted in my life! I wish I could choose zeros in my rating. This beer doesn’t deserve ones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RodeaGueuze (11) - - JUL 19, 2016
I can see why this is a hoppy beer drinkers favorite. Golden Pour with a one inch white head. decent lacing.. Piney citrus smell and taste. Great smooth finish! can’t wait to finish these off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gmku (300) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016 In my hop-addled head, I sometimes confuse this with Sierra Nevada’s Hoptimum, which, of course, is an entirely other thing. This here is dryer, and, while no less potent or hoppy than Hoptimum, nevertheless focuses less on the resin of the hops, to my taste. Since I mention Hoptimum, and while I know comparisons of this kind are rather odious, I will say that my preference between the two is for the more stickier resin-focused Hoptimum. Nevertheless, a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (354) - 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 (2322) - 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 (5003) - 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 (3695) - 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 (1915) - 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 (743) - 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 (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, 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.

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