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RATINGS: 2616   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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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4.6
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
thanks ronsup great citrusy grapefruit flroal aroma very smooth with lots of hop bitterness doesnt get much better than this one well done bells.

4.5
17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2010 [6.8.08] Pours a rich glowing orange brown with a fantastic creamy fine off-white froth on top. Rich malty, honey, fresh hop, grapefruit, pineapple and piney aroma. Earthy flavor, piney with lesser notes of grapefruit, honey, citrus and grass. A little bit salty/resiny. Light waxy mouthful with medium fine carbonation bubbles. So easy drinking for an IIPA. Reminds me a bit of Goose Island Imperial in drinkability/malt profile, but without the Belgian yeast. Yum.. the definition of double IPA! 9.5.9.4.18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [batch 9470 rated 1.12.10] Pours a clear glowing golden orange, very bright with a thick foamy frothy white head 4.5. Aroma is fantastic, sweet bright stingy grapefruit with sharp honey, very floral very bright, hint of biscuit 9.5. Flavor is a bit hot, biscuity, honey, toasty caramel, scorchingly bitter, bright fruits, peaches, mango, mostly grapefruit, piney, quick finish leaving some honey and lots of bitterness. Medium/full bodied, a bit viscous syrupy, sharp sizzling carbonation. 9.5.9.4.18

4.2
That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 The name says it all. You know what you’re expecting when you buy it. Hops and it’s Bells. C’mon. No complaints.

4.1
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazed deep golden color with a faint orange hue. A wispy off white head with great lacing rounded off the appearance. Bursting with floral hops and citrus. A great bitter finish with good malt balance.

3.9
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
BOTTLE: 8277. Dark clear golden color with off white thick head. Aroma is soooo inviting with a nice hoppiness that isn’t overwhelming. Flavor is strong and bitter but excellent finish that lasts and lasts. Strong alcohol content does not come through and leaves an extremely pleasant and refreshing beer.

3.9
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Pours orangish, aroma is strong citrus, and pine. Flavor is very nice. Potent and delightful at the same time. Amazing DIPA

4.1
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2009 Strong fruit, pine and citrius aroma. This beer punches the tongue with bitterness and it hangs on for a long dry finish. A fantastic lively double IPA

3.9
chindong (10) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2008
A well balanced DIPA, but I wanted it to be more bitter than it was. The honey really does balance the beer well.

4.2
Shag (3045) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Orange color with a minimal soapy head. Aroma is oranges, pine, candi yams, and perfume. The flavor is rather bitter with some caramel, pine, oranges, brown sugar. Overall this is a good beer.

3.9
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Batch 8278. This Imperial IPA pours a medium copper amber color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, nice lacing with good retention. The aroma is floral hops with some honey and some orange blossom. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and grapefruity. Lots of orange blossom flavors. They balance the hop bitterness very nicely. Guess I am too used to west coast double IPAs, but I want a little more hop profile. The mixture works well here, and this is a tasty beer, but if I had to taste it blind I would never guess it’s a Imperial IPA. A lot of that is due to the fact it hides the 10% alcohol very well. Very drinkable, and if the alcohol was a little lower would be a nice session ale. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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