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RATINGS: 2907   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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4.3
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2008
12 oz bottle: This is a beautiful pour of light orange with white head. Overwhelming floral and citrus bouquet that gives way to the alcoholic bite you’re about to experience. To say this beer is bitter is an understatement, however, the flavor is there to back it up. Bright grapefruit overtones, piney undertones, a bitterness punch in the mouth that makes you want more. All rounds out to a beer that any hophead will love.

4.3
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2008
Pours a hazy coppery orange with a dense white head that shows exceptional retention for beer of this ABV. The slightest swirl of the glass brings the head back quickly. Floral and citrus hops dominate the aroma. Despite the hop dominance, there is a hint of sweet maltiness underneath. Starts off with a hoppy bitterness with major grapefruit and orange overtones with a slight pine bite. But that gives way to pleasant sweetness before the crisp fruity hop finish takes over. Very nice and extremely well balanced for having such a hop profile. Crisp mouthfeel but sill coats your mouth in a prickly hoppy goodness. I was extremely impressed with the beer. I would definitely put it in the top few DIPAs I’ve tasted. This would be a staple in fridge if I had easier access to it.

4.5
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
Fantastic hops all around... from aroma to flavor to palate - this has definitely got it!

4.4
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
Mmmmm I love this stuff. Full of hops and malted just enough to balance, but not overkill. I tasted this at first at DLD, and thought it was just the event that made it so good. Now I’m sipping it I can honestly say it’s a top-notch IIPA. Fruity flavors and ending on a dry note. What a perfectly balanced IIPA should be.

4.6
Schweinsteiger (11) - Skokie, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2008
bottle, this beer smells like heaven. It is amazing smelling it smells like hoppy honey. Very good. The taste is honey with some hops, not as overpoweringly hoppy as I had expected. It works incredibly well. I would buy this again in a heartbeat

4.4
Haslinger (929) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2008
bottle, this beer smells like heaven. It is amazing smelling it smells like hoppy honey. Very good. The taste is honey with some hops, not as overpoweringly hoppy as I had expected. It works incredibly well. I would buy this again in a heartbeat

3.6
Lothore (647) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Pours a beautiful hazy ruby orange color with a thin head. S- Smell is hops, hops and more hops. Smells slightly like sweet pine. T- Has a strong citrusy pine taste with hints of grapefruit and a slight tinge of alcohol. M- Highly carbonated and fairly viscous. It suits this brew perfectly. D- For a 9 percent abv this is definitely drinkable. I could sip on this all night.

4
cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 Bottle at home ... Thanks Tom ... Copper colour ... loose foam head ... very resiny piney hops ... intence though not as intence as expected ... quite smooth ... lime and lime peel... juicy ... very slowly building grapefruit bitter linger... Taste along side the Dogfish head 120 and its flavour come across a bit pealy wally ... 4.0

bottle at home tasting ... light amber ... huge passion fruit nose ... sweet juicy fruits ... loads of passion fruit again ... lots of orange ... lots of honey in linger ... tart grapfruit linger .. nice 4.0

4.3
tbag5557 (14) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2008
Excellent. Nice floral nose, with a classic, natural appearance. Truly only for hop lovers, massive early bitter, but nicely layered finish. Definitely worth the time.

4.6
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 It will get you drunk!! I’m tellin ya, I’ve had 2 of these tonight, and i think I should cut myself off. The flavor, aroma, everything about this beer is impeccable. But the alcohol will get you!!


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