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RATINGS: 2604   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle date of 1/11/11, reviewed on 1/31/11. Small white head, doesn’t stick around for long but still manages to lace pretty nicely. Pour is a hazy copper color, with some hints or orange. mell is light and sweet, citrus hops and some orange hints. My guess is the sweetness comes from the honey Hops definitely come through though. Honey is first on the taste perhaps with some faint caramel, followed by the citrus hops. Nice and dry aftertaste, you don’t want to put this one down. Alcohol is masked well, hardly any carbonation. Very light bodied. The hops aren’t overpowering and the taste is really wel balanced. Bitterness makes you keep drinking. Very good overall.


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 (765) - 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.

5
ronnie_c (5) - - AUG 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Just awesome. The honey adds the perfect touch to the immense amount of hops in this beer.

4.3
Iznogud (4003) - 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 (9) - - 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 (515) - 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 (27) - 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 (9657) - 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 (1618) - 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 (527) - 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.


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