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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours a clear rustic orange color with a finger length head that dissipates somewhat slowly and leaves a soapy lacing. Smells of dank, funky fruits like grapefruit, mango, pineapple, apricot, and papaya. Get floral and a fresh-cut grass smell, as well as some carmel sweetness from the malt. Taste starts with some dank grapefruit, lemon, mango, as well as some grass. Slight bitterness. Then in the middle, you get some honey sweetness, as well as some breadiness and carmel from the malt. More malt backbone than I expected. Then the finish molds the carmel sweetness with dank hop flavors. Get some grapefruit, mango, apricot, tons of floral, more grass, good amount of pine, almost like a bubblegum flavor, some booze. Nice warming sensation from the alcohol. The bitterness level rises through the flavor profile. Low full body with a slick and oily mouthfeel. Carbonation on this beer is great and makes it much more enjoyable. The addition of honey to this beer is a nice touch and really does help balance the beer a little more. Does an excellent job showing off the hops. Does it live up to the hype? Not quite in my opinion, but it is still an excellent double IPA.


4.4
blackoutblues (6) - - JUL 7, 2017 does not count
Amazing beer. Not too taxing on the palate, but with a good strong hop flavor and aroma. Strong citrus notes. Drink it fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
LiwkoLiwko (449) - POLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Piwo ze styczniowego rozlewu, więc nie pierwszej świeżości. Mimo to jest powalające. W aromacie intensywnie owocowo. Ananas, brzoskwinie i cytryna. Piwo niemal klarowne. W smaku słodko gorzko. Spora goryczka, ale nie zalega. Mega pijalne. Topowe. Mniam. Jest ciało 🍻

4
shobramberg (12) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2017
The beer’s got a great look: orange/light amber with a bubbly head. Even though it’s an older can at this point in the year, the moment I cracked it open the aromas from those Northwest hops exploded out. Dominant floral aromas, raisins and a boozy note to finish things off. It’s also got a bit of a bready aroma in there too, which is surprising to pick up in a DIPA. Overall, it’s a deep, complex beer that held up over the last few months nicely. It’s in the ballpark of a Pliney.

3.8
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with tropical fruit. Summer fruit and grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with summer fruit and light malt backing. Honey slightly noticeable.

3.9
elbernays (1509) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2017
Can shared. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is honey, sugar, candy floss. I would imagine this is a bit older as hops have died a bit. Flavour is a thick caramel sweet with a wet honey finish. Smooth and still a good beer.

4
benpickens (512) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Pours gold with a frothy white head that holds well; rich passion and mango fruit aromas; oily and bitter palate with a nice finish. My favorite DIPA.

3.8
ttutony (920) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Potent resinous hop aroma. Syrupy rich mouthfeel. Caramel malt sweetness goes well against the hop bitterness. More resinous and herbal hop flavors on the palate

4.2
dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Hazed golden with a sudsy white head. Fantastic hop complexity, almost a sweet and sour aroma. Sweet with a medium body, sticky hop intensity and a bite of a bite at the end. Notes: cans from VA.

3.5
phranq (219) - - APR 15, 2017
Sweet pineapple in the nose. Boozy bite with a mix of sweet abd bitter honey. Slightly bitter finish. Can def tell its north of 10%..

3.6
markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2017
can shared by a friend. poured a light amber colour with a slight off head. nose of light caramel malts, citrus, sweet honey notes, pine, bitter hops. peel, and light orange. taste is sweet honey, malts, pine, and chewy full mouthfeel. alcohol is hidden. but expected more


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