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RATINGS: 2644   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   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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cwill (112) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2018
Been trying to find this beer for years, but always miss it. Amber pour from a can. One finger head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of honey, grapefruit, peach and maybe a bit of plum with some sweet floral notes and pine in the mix. Taste follows the nose and is full bodied and complex; plenty of hops, some citrus and pine zest and long malty finish. Wonder beer to be sipped and savored. Best DIPA I've tasted to date. The 10% ABV is undetectable. Two hearts on steroids lol.

4.2
Andrew196 (2050) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2018
Great beer! Pours a rich gold, thick frothy ivory colored head. Nose is heavy pine biscuit, citrus. So smooth for the abv.... Caramel finish.

3.8
EKGoldings (683) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2018
Yum yum yum yum yum. Tasty tasty tasty tasty tasty. Yum tasty yum. On tap Sharkeys Radford. Pours deep amber, pretty dark cream head; foam stability not so good due to high alcohol methinks. Appears unfiltered. Taste is complex Citra free hop, malt in the background even when warmed up. Not overly sweet for a beer this big, the balance is quite good. A decidedly easy to drink hopmonster.

4
wombat23 (2165) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2018
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma and taste of grapefruit, resin, honey, caramel notes, citrus, pine, alcohol. Finish is quite bitter, but also sweet.

4
darbeer75 (1156) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2018
Aroma: sweet, malty, apple juicy; Appearance: clear dark orange pour with creamy white head; Taste: really lovely balance between malt and herbally, lightly bitter hops; some booze kick but not bad; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, malty finish; Overall: delicious. Would definitely get again. Best in smaller quantities.

5
Kkay () - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2018
The beer is a religious experience. I love IPAs but Hopslam is something I look forward to every year around this time. The mix of hops, the delicious crisp bitter yet a little tropical citrus-y taste ( hard to explain, think IPAs like Dirt Wolf, Northern Lights, Sculpin, Two Hearted Ale, when I say tropical) and to top it all off, it has a higher ABV, being a double, so you definitely feel relaxed. I wouldn't overdo it though, a few of these will knock you on your a** . Enjoy!

4.6
piraat83 (44) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2018 Pure gold with a thin white head. Very hop forward, but not a piney hoppiness. Very well balanced for being so hoppy. Has slight bubble gum aftertaste. A supreme IPA.

1.3
MashRater8 (1) - - JAN 18, 2018 does not count
Bought at Binny’s in Chicago. The beer is bad! It is bad!! Deeply disappointed. I’ve had this in the past and loved it but this year it’s malty and lacking in hoppiness. How is that even possible?!

4.4
dukeandduke (313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2018
1/16/18: 12 ounce can packaged 1/10/18 @ 15:51,purchased at Jewel Osco on State ($15.99 six pack + tax) poured into standard pint glass. Copper Orange pour, two finger head, Nice hops aroma, not overwhelming, balanced by pine, orange and malt. Hops much stronger / dominant in the taste area. Some balance with the pine, orange and malt, but the hops kicks all other tastes asses. Excellent firm mouth feel, bitter and pleasurable, texture firm, smooth going down. Nice kick you don't realize as you first begin drinking. Love this type of beer, this one is an excellent offering, glad I finally was able to snag with other cans anxiously waiting to join the first. Well done, Bells!

5
jhking34 (46) - - DEC 12, 2017
Cavtat and lokrum Mostar Kravika (waterfalls) Kotor Peljesac (wine) Elafiti Mostar Rade Bitange 18, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina Konaba Taurus ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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