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RATINGS: 2895   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmarcnolanx (932) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 A deep orange color with a nice creamy head. A piney aroma with a little citrus. I was thinking this was around 70 or 80 IBUs and I was correct. A very citrus beer, that was oddly well balanced and sticky on the palate. Very good. Re-rate. Wow. Sticky, not citrus but passion fruit/mango with a spicy-piney bitter finish. Stays with you for a long time. Very drinkable, very good. Re-rate 2008 Jan 28th Get more honey and astringent bitter hops now, everything else is still there, but I get more harsh flavors, including alcohol. 848316

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2788) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2017
0.355 l can from ’De Bierkoning’, canned in January 2017, thanks for the hint PotjeBier! Clear, amber with a medium large, foamy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, very fruity, quite resiny and slightly grassy-herbal aroma of mango, orange, tangerine and pine. Very sweet, malty, fruity, extremely juicy and quite resiny taste of massive orange jam, tangerine, mango and pine, followed by a medium long, rather bitter, resiny and slightly herbal-grassy finish. Full body, creamy, slightly sticky and a bit effervescent mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Damn tasty, really juicy, great mouthfeel, superbly drinkable for that abv. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (635) - 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

   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%!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinfull (1576) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1340) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (3987) - 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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (1764) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1402) - 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.

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