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100
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 2604   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   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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3.8
beerplace (1801) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
Tasting with Alex, Brian and George. Small can (thx, Brian!). Canned on 2017-01-11. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is boozy, slightly dirty, resiny. Taste is the same. Quite good.

4.3
edgallow (4305) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2017
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral, honey and sweet malts. Taste is honey, caramel and huge hoppiness

2.8
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAR 7, 2017
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar con destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa cristalina y una mediana alta actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color blanco, copiosa y de buena retención, con burbujas compactas. AROMA: bastante dulce, se percibe la malta y la miel, algo del lúpulo de carácter floral y cítrico, con notas a cáscara de toronja bien marcadas, un ligero toque de alcohol se alcanza a percibir. SABOR: bastante dulce de entrada, notas a pan, miel, floral, resina y algo cítrica como cáscara de toronja, seguido de un dulzor remanente y una ligera presencia del alcohol. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio y algo resinoso, con algunas notas remanentes de la malta y miel. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio con sensación untuosa en boca, mediana carbonatación. Queda una pequeña sensación calurosa en garganta pasando cada trago.

4.3
croskin (1) - Schaumburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2017 does not count
Nice fruit and grapefruit aroma. Nice sweetness from malt and honey. Not as happy as expected. Very smooth. Finishes clean yet sweet.

4.5
Vells (1878) - Rīga, LATVIA - MAR 7, 2017
Wow! That fruit bomb, but still, so balanced and enjoyable. Feels very fresh, perfect hop combo kick gives nice citrus, pine, bit earthy note, awesome subtle grapefruit, nice floral aspect. Journey of aroma, packed in one helluva nice beer. Decent maltiness in backgorund. Moderate to light sweetness with light bitterness. Love it!

3
scarletfire65 (1485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Can at home with Caressa, Apollo, and the wife. Bright orange pour. Aroma is floral hops, oranges, stone fruit. Full bodied and boozy. Cloyingly sweet. Tastes of honey, sugar, perfume. Hint of paint thinner. Waaaaay too sweet, not bitter enough, unbalanced. Overrated.

4.3
kevinator63 (36) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2017
A very drinkable double, very hoppy, but balanced with a surprisingly sweet finish. I enjoyed this a lot more than most of the other doubles I’ve tried lately, probably due to the honey that nicely compliments the aroma and flavor of the hops.

3.8
Ronritter (836) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2017
12 oz can pours cloudy orange thin white head strong floral aroma with grapefruit, taste is grapefruit and hops with a slight bitter burn at the end

4.4
boydmarq (63) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Aroma- sweet grapefruit, almost candy - like Appearance - cloudy copper Taste- bitter in a pleasant way Palate- Astringent Very nice.

3.2
HuskerTan (2320) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Can/Fest. A- Weak, bland, citrus. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Honey, citrus, mild bitterness. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Quite frankly, this might be one of the most overrated beers I’ve had. It wasn’t bad by any means at all, but it seemed pretty mundane. A decent amount of honey and sweetness but no bitterness at all for a DIPA and certainly didn’t taste 10%.


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