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100
100
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 2894   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Basbbasb (1) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Probably one of the best IPA's if not one of the best beers I've ever had. They really hit the mark at bells, buy this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (633) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 19, 2017
Pours hazy amber with a finger of frothy white head. Aroma sweet pungent pine citrus with sappy character. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with more citrus and a mild rubber mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1378) - ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2017
Tried fresh one and 1 year old one side by side. Older beer poured bit hazy golden while fresh one was nicely transparent, golden yellow. Honey, sweet jam and still some hops, quite amazing that this old one was still great. Fresh one displayed more fresh hops, sweetness more subdued, herbal character out. Older one was smooth, sweet and creamy, still super awesome. Fresh one was herbal, resiny, clear and just super quaffable. Dangerous for 10%!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinfull (1572) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Perfectly balanced DIPA . Pine , honey,tropical and stone fruits in aroma. Strong, hoppy bitterness with distinct malty backbone. Wonderful combination of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1316) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (3976) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
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
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (1755) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1399) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator63 (24) - 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.


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