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RATINGS: 2696   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   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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4.3
Cunningham (11048) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 18, 2020
UPDATED: APR 18, 2020 Good old fashioned lovely ipa Mmmmm Hazed golden pour with a nice head Good lacing also Nice and inviting this one Hoppy, fruity and malty aroma with a fine intensity Balanced sweetness and a fine carbonation level Easy to drink Fruity, grapefruit hoppy, pine and a solid fine malty base in the flavor [Can from Gundersen]

3.6
explosivedog (5483) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2020 Can. Pours orange brown. Grapefruit, caramel, pine, sweet tangerine., floral. Medium body. Pretty good.

3.9
SpringsLicker (3917) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2020 Earlier Rating: 1/14/2007 Total Score: 3.9 batch 7690, 12 oz bottle from my SS. Pours with a huge, creamy off-white head that rides over a hazy, medium orange body. Moderate bready malt aroma punctuated by a juicy, pineapple-mango hop aroma. The flavor balance goes heavily to the bitter side with this IIPA. Pineapple mango hop flavor that finishes and bitter. I’d like a bit more dryness with a IIPA that has this amount of bitterness.

3.8
OsuStu (456) - - FEB 29, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2020 Draft into a snifter. Aroma is heavy pine, honey, and plum. Strong but not sharp bitterness. Sugary and fruity malt. Some dish soap. Very enjoyable sipper.

3.7
Cybercat (9019) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2020 Taps clear amber with a good parchment head that leaves good lacing. Aroma presents resiny hops, tangy grapefruit and orange, crisp raw malt. Flavor provides tangy and sweet grapefruit and orange, piney hops, raw malt, a tropical hint. Texture yields firm body, lively fizz, and a piney finish. Slam them hops!
Earlier Rating: 4/3/2011 Total Score: 4.5
Comes out of the tap a pretty clear, dark amber with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Aroma is monumentally hoppy, promising a serious IPA. Flavor is hoppy in the extreme, making this beer taste like a liquid pine tree. There is just a hint of honey sweetness that nicely offsets the firm but not fierce bitterness. Texture is rough and tingly, leaving behind a strong fizz. Recommended to all hop-heads.

4.2
CraftBeerNick (5287) - Wokingham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2020 16th February 2020. Tap in Bangers, Austin, Texas, Beer #4900! Literally just off my flight from U.K. Rainey Street is kicking, it’s 24 degrees and the beer is a monster, clear. Aroma is citrus, pine, taste is bitter and pithy, but so smooth for the abv, marmalade, pith, bitter resin. Love it, and the location is a huge bonus.

4.4
Rumbero (139) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2020 poured into a snifter from 12oz can packaged 1/14/20. a month ago... Appearance: pours a deep golden color with a 1/2' head that quickly dissipates to half that but then retains well. clarity is perfect. above average lacing observed. Aroma: piney, grassy, dank, west coast hop aromas dominate. some mild sweetness. hint of boozyness. Taste: pungent piney af hop flavors combine with bold malt and honey sweetness for a balance (if you can call it that) that is just amazing for this style. Nothing is subtle here. Mouthfeel: med-full body. oily, sticky and rich texture. assertive astringency assaults the palate. carbonation is moderate. The finish is long, with intense hop bitterness and alcohol heat lingering in the palate Overall: this former (from the simpler days of American IPA s) superstar of west coast DIPAs, does not disappoint in any way. It is an extremely well made hop bomb that delivers what its name suggests.

3.7
brandon1989 (840) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2020 This beer pours a mostly clear golden amber color with a two finger off white head. The aroma is pretty sweet, honey, some dankness, pine hop resin, and some citrus notes. The flavor is really heavy on the sweetness and honey. For being called hopslam I feel like there is a lack of hops. However, that doesn’t take anything away and it’s still a great beer. The alcohol is masked very well and the mouthfeel is on the medium to heavy side.

4.2
TkmLinus (422) - POOLER, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2020 12 oz can. Been waiting a while to get my hands on this! Smells of citrus and pine, touch of caramel malts in the background. Translucent amber/orange. A hop bomb of an ipa. Tastes lightly of citrus, followed by resinous pine. A hint of sweet malts attempts to peek in. Booze is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel, not overly sweet like some higher ABV beer tend to be, and not sticky either. Finish is bitter with a hint of sweetness, the bitterness does linger in the background until your next hop blast from the following sip. Smooth and lovely, if you like IPA's that is.

4.4
dwyerpg (8200) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2020 delicious and strong beer. tons of hops, great flavor. well deserved ranking. worth the price.


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