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RATINGS: 2841   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, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoonerific (16) - USA - MAR 31, 2008
Definately lived up to its name. Smelled wonderfully of hops. Had a lovely orange color to it. Tasted very complex and hoppy with a good amount of bitterness - but not enough to knock you over. Aftertaste started to become slightly medicinal about 3/4 of the way down. Pretty good IPA but would reccommend Surly Furious over it any day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2010 12oz bottle from a trade with mcbackus. pours a slightly hazy orange with a nice off white head. aromas are a perfect combonation of hops with malt backbone. flavours are perfect enjoyable hops with the malt backbone holding everything together and making this a most drinkable IPA ive ever had. this is the most perfect IPA i could ever imagine. thanks matt im glad i have 2 more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle at Magic_dave6ís disco dance tasting. Tastes not as bitter as I was expecting from this monster. Peachy nose with some slight cough medicine amongst the hops. Really sweet fruity long taste, with a lingering hoppy bitterness. Absolutely excellent, from someone that doesnít like IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2008
I read the label after I bought it. This should teach me not to shop for beer while stoned. Iím going to take into consideration that the label told me it would be bitter, and because of that I will not mark it off for taste. But I will say that if you donít like it bitter, donít get this. I wish I hadnít. I swear it made my tongue bleed. The beer looked great, a nice unique orange color. It smelled very hoppy with underlying hints of honey. (the label also mentions being brewed with honey, which was why I grabbed it) The bitterness was too much for me to handle, though. I couldnít even finish the bottle. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottled. Poured cloudy, orangy amber with a dense, tan, fomay head that left light amounts of lace on the glass. Nose was sharp grapefruit, caramel, with very little pine resin. Flavor was sweet caramel up front followed by a burst of hop citrus. The finish was a sharp hop bite that was in balance with the initial malty taste. Very hoppy and bitter in the finish without being astringent or too biting. Nice alcohol warmth in the finish and a nice, firm mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with a decent, but not exactly rocky head. Aroma was wonderfull piney, citrusy hops. Flavor was full-on but more balanced by sweet malt than the Hop Slam name would imply. Full-bodied, bracing hops flavors abound. This beer is great for the first three quarters of a glass but I found its attributes surprisingly faded for the last portion. Canít explain it. I love hoppy beers and this is a good one. Might have been a fluke. Iíll try another bottle tonight. Quality and attention to detail is evident. This is a fine ale made with top-notch ingredients.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BR007 (14) - Strongsville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Pours a cloudy orange, nice two finger head. Taste is citrusy, maybe a touch too sweet, but the nice hop "slam" does seem to make up for it. The hoppy aftertaste is quite good. Have several in the fridge to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2134) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Pours orange-amber into the glass, ever-so-slightly hazed, leaving lace from a diminishing froth. Sweet bouquet of candied fruits and honey... quite nice. Nothing about the ABV is obvious in this brew. There starts upfront a sweet malt, with citrus, thin caramel and honey. The bitters begin mid-palate, and donít squash the mouthfeel. Well done finish, with bitters mixing with rind zest and a hint of pine. Maybe the most quaffable higher ABV brews Iíve ever had. Nicely bittered, nothing overdone, and very complex in flavors. Everything comes together perfectly, integrating for a smooth palate offering. Bells rings up another winner with this delight!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Huge thanks to dchmela for this tasty treat!! Pours deep amber gold with a minimal white head. Huge hop aroma of pine, honey, and citrus. Honey and grapefruit dominate early, sliding aggressively into a hugely lasting bitter finish. Pretty full mouthfeel. Pretty huge beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sverhage (7) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2008 does not count
Nice esp. for a 10% beer. No apparent alcohol. Very hoppy. Well made. Like the addition of honey. Not syrupy or cloying like Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. Nice. Buy again.

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