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RATINGS: 2603   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2012 12oz bottle, 2008. Aroma is floral and citrus with notes of grapefruit, resin, and flowers. Smaller than average off-white head that leaves some lace. Mostly clear deep orange/amber hue. Flavor is sweet and floral then transitions to bitter and dry, very smooth. Palate is full and oily. Alcohol is barely noticeable. A great DIPA that ages very well. Top of the heap!

4.4
gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Poured a golden amber color with a nice foamy head. There was some carbination bubbles rising in the glass. The head left some lacing all through the glass of beer. The aroma was strong and of hops and grapefruit. The initial taste was of a crisp tart grapefruit, followed immediately by the strong hop bite. The hops bite rolled on the tongue for a long time. A subtle sweetness came through after the initial bitter bite. The sweetness tended to build a little stronger the longer I was drinking making a nice mix between the hoppy bitterness and the honey sweetness. Excellant!!

4.4
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a clear orange amber color. Strong ruby red grapefruit, sweet caramel, and some alcohol in the nose. Amazingly well balanced. Caramel and toffee taste with some florals and pine, but the bitterness really doesn’t come in until the end. Not at all overpowering. Great milky body. Just an all around great beer.

4
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle: Very good double IPA. Tastes a little like Stone Double, but not a strong. Good hops flavor and finish. However, hops is a little underdone for my tastes. Very easy drinking though. I will enjoy the rest of my six pack.

4.8
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2008
12oz bottle, Batch 8283. Pours hazy amber in color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet,citruis hops, HOPS and HOPS with bitter finsih. There is no taste of alcohol but you will feel it. Very outstanding beer for hop heads.

4
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
While others seem the like this beer, I felt it was actually a bit over what I like. Still a really good beer.

4.4
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 This certainly ranks near the top. Wonderful honeysuckle mango sort of nose with distinct hop character. The taste is sublime as the hops are quite aggressive, though far from astringent. Whatever it is that they did, they did it well. Very nice.

4.1
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2008
12 ounce bottle, pours a slightly hazy amber with a thick, rich and long-lasting cream-colored head that leaves sticky lacing. Aroma on pour is all sticky, resiny hops, with lots of pine, citrus (grapefruit) and floral character along with a dollop of sweet honey. Delicious fresh flavor and surprisingly balanced for such an obvious hop showcase. Totally hop dominated (with just a touch of pale malts), but not overbearing or astringent. Again, a bit of honey sweetness underneath it all. Palate is full and syrupy, with moderate fine carbonation. Excellent hopbomb.

4.3
bodabing (2) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008 does not count
Draft, Jupiter Beer Fest 08 - Big Aroma; scents of hops, grapefruit, pine, carmel. Hazy body, small head. Great tasting beer. Looking forward to my next.

4.4
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
12oz. pours crystal clear and golden with a nice size off white head. BIG hoppy aroma with citrus, pine, & a little sweet. mouthful is smoooooth with an earthy honey base. big hops are present but well balanced by the earthy malt & honey backbone. very yummy!


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