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RATINGS: 2896   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2010
All around great beer. The aroma was pungently good with floral hops and a sweetness coming from the honey and malts. Quite possibly the most appetizing aroma I have experienced from a beer in a long time as it had all aspects of a good beer aroma, and the strength of the aroma was unmatched. This beer is definitely over the top flavor wise. The hop profile is both bitter and floral, and the malty and honey sweetness balances out the hops beautifully. The flavor profile is as broad as the best Imperial Stouts, but it a much lighter drinking beer as the lighter malt roasting does not weigh down the palate as much. It was a treat to find this beer in Texas, and I will be looking for more in the future. It is hard to think what could improve on this beer, as this is at the top of my list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AXL72 (96) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2017
Can at home. Pours clear amber with a quite thick white head. Citrus, pine, honey and floral notes. Very well hidden ABV, but it’s very sweet as well...way to sweet for me. And I don’t really like honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2795) - 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 (636) - 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 (1342) - 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 (3994) - 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!

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