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RATINGS: 2604   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!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from trade with Douberd, many thanks Christos. Orange Golden color with medium white head. Citrus hops, malt in aroma. Solid malty base followed by nice grapefruit an piney hoppy kick. Long hoppy bitter finish. Extremely tasty beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1048) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks for this one. Pours orange color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, orange, floral, malty, grapefruit, vanilla. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, grapefruit, sweet orange, tangerines, malty, pine, raisins. Nice long bittersweet fruity finish. Excellent one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OneHotPepper (11) - - JUL 9, 2014
Pretty strong on the malts, in my opinion, and I definitely taste honey. Strong alcohol flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UCSB616 (3) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
If I had to drink one beer for the rest of my life this would be it. Quite simply the finest beer I have ever tasted. Next time it is out just get as much as you can because it is that good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bluegoosed (24) - - JUL 2, 2014
Out of the bottle this is great but from a tap absolutely tremendous in my opinion. One of my favorite beers. Really nice blend of hops, malt, pine flavors, and citrus/grapefruit. I’m amazed by the alcohol level because it doesn’t show until after consumption.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (245) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours golden with a hint of red, frothy white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is a hoppy explosion. Lots of resin, grapefruit, and other tropical fruits. Taste is a bit sweet, but with lots of citrus and pine hops to balance it out. Medium body, a bit sticky, pretty nice IPA. I’d love to try a fresher bottle / on tap.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tayael (12) - - JUN 22, 2014
great ipa very smooth with strong finish.fruity combine white grapefruit and strong bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (628) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2014 edition. Reviewed from memory, drank last winter. Poured semi clear red brown with 1 finger head. Nose is sweet malty fruit, caramel, lemon, pine. Taste is more malt, piney, caramel, fruit. Bitter and sweet finish. Heavy on the malt, heavy on the sweetness. Not as hoppy as expected. This is what all the fuss is about?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (73) - GREECE - JUN 14, 2014
355 ml (12 fl oz) bottle at home. Bottled at 21/01/2014. Orange hazy color with nice white head. Aroma is light hoppy, grass and floral notes with grapefruit, malty and alcoholic. Sweet malty taste that becomes bitter and finishes also bitter and alcoholic. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. I was expecting more, probably I have to find a more fresh bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (290) - - JUN 14, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear sparkling golden orange with a fair amount of head and sticky lacing. Aroma is overpowering and inviting: intense hops, pine and floral citrus. Flavor is massive and overwhelming: Notes of grapefruit intensity, pine, honey, and an overall lingering bitterness that makes this beer jump out of the glass into my mouth. Fresh quenching finish that lingers on the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden. One of my favorites. From notes 2/16/14.


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