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RATINGS: 2761   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   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, Bellís Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bellís 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Pours a cloudy golden amber with a foamy off white head. Aroma is dominated by citrus and floral hops with a nice touch of maltiness, grapefruit and pine. Flavor once again dominated by citrus hops. Nice malt backbone with hint of citrusy grapefruit and lemon. Alcohol very well hidden. Sweet bitter dry hop finish. Perfection!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle. Nose is citrus hops with a sticky sweetness. Clear orange, light head. Amazing flavor, sweet orange and smooth bitterness. Fantastically drinkable. An immensely successful 2IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 bottle from ucusty, thanks dude! tutti fruitti aroma like childrenís bubblegum, yet strangely not artificial. was this from the honey? sharply bitter, at first i donít find it like these crazy over the top nw ipas, but as i continued to sip, the surrounding bitterness built up to a happy peak. --- Batch 8908 opened 1/12/10 with just over a year on it, recently received in a trade. Looks spectacular in the glass, photogenic shapely white head over amber gold. Getting oxidized at this point and as the hops are falling off itís drinking more like a sticky barley wine. Not all that tropical. Now I must get this fresh! 012811 Batch 10115, sent as soon as foppa could send it, thanks dude. Back to the inviting gummy tropical notes, fresh and sticky. Yes, this deserves its acclaim. Bright and sunny, grapefruit and honey accented with pine tar. Dig it.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
12 oz bottle. Havy orange-yellow with a thin, greenish head. Big citrus and pine aroma. Hops come through all the way through the taste. Malt backbone is strong though and the alcohol comes thru as well. Very drinkable for such a big beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 Bottle from ucusty. Pours a hazy off orange color with a thin head and decent lacing. Aroma of big citrus and pine with an underlying touch of honey and malt. Hops upfront with citrus (grapefruit, orange, tangerine) and pine. Secondary flavors include honey, and some caramel malts. This is almost insanely drinkable. After the hops come a little lingering honey chewiness. Pretty good, almost great, but I would rather have a Pliny. Second bottle I had was oxidized. Hops were flat and dull and the flavor was actually unpleasant. Because I tasted it up against Uber Hoppy and Pliny and it didnít stand up, I am lowering the score.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a small foamy head. Aroma of hops and citrus dominates this one. Taste of hops, malt, honey with a little bitterness that mingles with sweetness dance off of my tongue, yum. The Alcohol is very well hidden too, holy crap this is good. Another winner from bells.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pumpmaster (1272) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
12 ounce bottle purchased at Case & Keg Boca Raton, FL for $3.00 Excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Poured a warm copper-orange hue. The aroma is pine resin, tropical fruits, the malt charecter does come through, adding a balancing note, brining this beer into focus. The flavor is not as brutish as I had anticipated, but is simply glorious. The alcohol is so well hidden, which could be a very dangerous thing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Vegetative astringent underhopped IPA that does not deserve to called a double. Herbal and piney nose with some pvc (phenolic) notes. Mildly sweet and vegetative palate (Columbus?). Astringent and metallic finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle massive huge thanks to badgerben. Aroma is pine grapefruit, lychee tangarine, orange character, peach and apricot, bursting with tasty hops. Taste is similar the honey is evedent reall hoppy fruity charcater but balanced and super tasty. I can easy nderstand how all you american chaps get a 6 pack of this and find yourself in a bad way. Iv got another 5 to get me going, yee haaaaaaa!!!!!!!


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