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RATINGS: 2755   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Finally. A new Bells reaches the chain-trenches of Jax locally provided by Total Wine. Been waiting for this one for a while. Ages perhaps. Enough to dust off the ol’ cap-cracker and dig in. Popped this sucker, and immediately, was overwhelmed by wisp and wasps of honey due, and a bouquet of hops Garden of Eden style, served sunny-side-up. A further sniff and huff of the fragrant aroma and the fine folks at Method should certainly consider to market. Pours a lively gold and fuzzy hue. Taste bites even before the palate is wet. Hops, o’ glory of hops, fancy wedding bouquets of flowers, honeydew strong enough to fight off the imaginary hummingbirds that the 10% ABV provides me. Pine notes mix in like a love affair with the Alps, and a chewy gentry of warm, moist banana bread. Convergence of a syrupy like texture tends to slow down de addict’ like consumption, into a full 5 course, savored meal. If there was something to top their Two Hearted Ale, this is it, though perhaps a bit heavy to session on. But man, I was checkin some ol’ rave clips from 1992 and thought to myself....i’d fancy some...well never you mind. If you have to ask; you’ll never know!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (997) - - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a nice orange color. Aroma and taste are honey, citrus, and some malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
powerful and every bit an ipa with some fruit and hazy butter in the flavor pattern. malt near the finish in sugar but strong in ipa at the finish. complex with lighter broomstraw malt which can be a detriment to this style as so many look for a surface scratcher in this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (473) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
MrOrla Meets Shaun Hill. Hazy ornage with a white head. Aroma, is hopforward, grapefruit, herbal, malts, and sweet.Taste is the same, tho with some citrus, decent bitternes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11665) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
C4PAF pre-tasting. Hazy orange with a small white head. Classic hoppy aroma, with lots of grapefruit, some pine and peach, and a little bready malt. Sweetish juicy hop flavour, bready malt, a herbal note, and a heavy bitter finish. A touch of alcohol heat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours a yellow-orange with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with lots of fresh citrus and pine. Taste follows. Long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Kind of simple but still good.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theillafish (3) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
pours clear amber with white head. definitely more balanced than other ales of this gravity even though the alcohol content is really well hidden. a little sweet on the tongue, more bitter in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbpopp211 (1) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
Too balanced for me, not bad but nothing jumped out fdfkad;lj dkfja;dkk d;lfkflj ;j llkd;fkald jk

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours clear gold with almost no head. Aromas of citrus, fruits and malt. Tastes of citrus, fruits, alcohol and malt. Bitter finish. Full bodied. Great balance. Delicious beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (788) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Kraddel, Orange beer with a small head, aroma is citrus, mango, other tropical fruit, Taste is the same, honey, some malt, bittersweet, very very nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxifunk777 (21) - California, USA - APR 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2015 A very smooth IPA very refreshing not a hop bomb thankfully. I would drink this any time its available. the more IPA’s I try the more I appreciate thisl very enjoyable IPA.


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