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RATINGS: 2619   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2012
This is an excellent double IPA. If you see it available, it’s definitely worth a try. Off the top of my head, this comes close to beers like Dreadnaught and Pliny the Elder. Clear, floral, hoppy, balanced character from a top-shelf IPA.


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 (41) - 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 (311) - 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 (39) - - 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

4.3
Bill Becker (2012) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Feb 2007 Pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy orange with a smallish head of foam that quickly shrank and then left no trace. The smell is a very hoppy with big notes of grapefruit. The taste on first sip is certainly hoppy. Plenty of grapefruit hitting my palate and hitting it in a good way. I note a good malt presence that gives it a nice sweet counter to the hops. It seems to be in perfect balance. Man, a few more sips in as it warms up a bit and the hops are now in almost total control and..I'm loving it. Oh wait, there goes that malt presence again; dang, just when you think the hop bitterness is going to take over completely, that malt comes back and yells at you. ;^) Even the finish, at various times, seems to alternate between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. I shake my head on how this could be so... I appreciate DIPAs that are hop dominated and ones that have a good hop/malt balance and this one is an excellent example of the latter. I wouldn't hesitate to try HopSlam again. Not for a second. ;^) Bottom line: Absolutely delicious. Thanks to Wasatch for allowing me to try this wonderful brew!

4.5
DaRoguebastard (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
An extremely well made IPA, citrusy and piney, not sure it's worth all the hype though.

4
Bacchus66 (1007) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2017
12oz bottle at home. Golden orange with a sticky white head. Hops, hops, hops. Grapefruit, orange, mangoes, peaches, gooseberries, floral and citrusy hops, caramel and bread. Oily texture. Juicy, bitter finish. The hops more or less mask the alcohol here, be careful. Great stuff.

4.3
Iznogud (4745) - CROATIA - AUG 6, 2017
Canned, 355 ml at The Raven Cafe, Prescott, AZ. Pours cloudy orange, white head. Strong hoppiness, pine, citrus, grapefruit, malty, some sweetness, strong lasting bitter finish. Medium+ bodied. Nice one.

4.4
blackoutblues (16) - - JUL 7, 2017
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


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