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RATINGS: 2621   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!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beer_advocate (3) - - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
By far the best imperial IPA I have had. It’s seasonal so make sure to stock up when it’s available!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9552) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2014
@Erzbierschof’s 3rd anniversary; 2010 vintage - pours a murky dark orange beer with a little foam left; resiney and piney hoppiness in the aroma, caramelized; full-bodied, rounded and very bitter; very long resiney hoppy aftertaste

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Huge aroma and big frothy head! Grapefruit and pine, wonderful mouthfeel fantastic brew!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (574) - Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2014
A hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is dank resin, floral, and citrus. The flavor is honey, malt, floral, and resin.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
birdiecox12 (5) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
No beer is better in all categories than hopslam. It is a perfect double IPA. SMOOTH. Plenty of hop bite and bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steverus0 (181) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Lovely and delicious with great mouthfeel and plenty of malt sweetness. And hops... Did I mention the hops? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1342) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy dark orange with medium white head. Aroma pine, hops. Taste malt, pine, caramel, hoppy, some honey.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPABevyGuy (38) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Very overrated beer. The honey completely destroys the bitterness of the hop flavor and is to sweet to enjoy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
severedeer (4) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Very tasty but a little too hoppy to have more then one...will get one at my local bar when in season

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (403) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Really excellent beer. Extreme hop but as smooth as you can possibly get. You won’t find many better.


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