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RATINGS: 2619   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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4.4
Haslinger (988) - 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 (648) - 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 (26365) - 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!!

3.9
OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 Bottle courtesy of the great miketd who tossed this baby in as a bonus -- thank you!

Pours a golden orange, glowing and beautiful, a nice near-white head that lasts pretty long for the ABV and retains powerful lacing along the sides of my tulip glass. The aroma of this beer is ridiculously nice. Hops all the way; fruity with lots of pear and pineapple, but also herbal the way I love it so, man I’m just out there in the experimental garden at the UM botanical gardens some summer in Ann Arbor, drinking deep those herb aromas. Heck, one sniff of this beer and suddenly I remember the whole route out there, out Geddes past Route 23 and left on Dixboro, past the housing developments that were already starting to mar the Michigan countryside.... Beautiful flavor. Perfect balance, no sticky over-roasted grain, just powerful fruity hop goodness, no palate ruinition, just tropical-fruit hops, steeped in honeydew, with slight hints of resin and a smooth mouthfeel that would leave you thinking 7% if it weren’t for out utter burst of flavor that could not be explained below the 10% that this actually musters.

Spendid beer; a worthy big brother to my all-time favorite Two Hearted. 9/4/8/4/17=4.2

Second visit, April ’09. Nowhere near as impressed this time. It’s alright, but basically a big sticky IIPA. I’d much rather have a two-hearted. I’d go about 8/4/7/4/14=3.7 this time. I’ll average the ratings.

4.1
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
[To Celebrate my 1500th rating - thanks for providing me with this Papsoe!] Hazy orange with huge off white long lasting head. Sweet fruity aroma with notes of melon, grapefruit and hops. Sweet flavor with loads of hops and notes of melon, grapefruit and carame. Soft mouthfeel and a very bitter end. Lovely!

3.8
bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2008
Bottle. Malt, grapefruit and red berries in the aroma. tart flavor with grapefruit and red berries, pushing the firm oily hop character into the background. Soft, tasty, well balanced, still with a firm bitterness, especially in the aftertaste. Nice!

4
thill25 (233) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2008
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter...Nice orange color w/ a one finger white head that lingered around and provided some film. The nose was fruity and hoppy. It smelled somewhat like white grape juice mixed with some citrus juice. Flavor was a terrific mix of caramel, citrus, and subtle spice....a little sweet a little bitter.The palate was oily, w/ a slightly bitter dry finish that quickly faded. AWESOME DIPA!

3.6
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2008
poured an orangish amber with about a larger head, that stayed as a film. Aroma was fresh fresh hops, like from the freezer in my garage, quite floram and spicy. Flavor was good, spicy, citrussy, with malt and alcohol really holding up. Well balanced IPA, but the flavor just wasn’t quite there, I enjoyed two-hearted more. mouthfeel was full and oily. A good beer, but I didn’t love it.


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