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RATINGS: 2760   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2008
WOW!! I was punched in the face by the huge hop aroma upon opening the bottle. Lots of piney, citrus in the nose. Mouthfeel is thick with a very long finish. Slight alcohol burn in the finish. Big hop bomb that hop heads will love.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
Thank you linus_stick/Alan for this very nice beer. Itís dark golden with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma has notes of resin, grass, pine, caramel, mango and some mild cheese. The mouthfeel is oily and the flavour is delicious and full with a light sweetness and a nice bitterness, that gros during the very long finish. The notes are orange/tangerine, mango, grass, resin, a hint of apple and caramel. Itís very delicious and harmonic! 2560

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lweiberg (121) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a nice orangeish something or other, brings the buzz while not being very thick. Smells very light and floral/fruity and reminds me a lot of 3Fís Alpha King except with more alcohol, which is a pretty good situation to be in.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Best-smelling beer Iíve ever experienced. Wonderful floral bouquet with hints of tropical fruit, which lull you into a sweet existence, then you taste the first sip and the pleasant bitterness provides the ultimate foil. The beer is smooth as silk and goes down easy, somewhat oily in texture. My new favorite double IPA, easy choice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2012 12oz bottle, 2008. Aroma is floral and citrus with notes of grapefruit, resin, and flowers. Smaller than average off-white head that leaves some lace. Mostly clear deep orange/amber hue. Flavor is sweet and floral then transitions to bitter and dry, very smooth. Palate is full and oily. Alcohol is barely noticeable. A great DIPA that ages very well. Top of the heap!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gpekar (476) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Poured a golden amber color with a nice foamy head. There was some carbination bubbles rising in the glass. The head left some lacing all through the glass of beer. The aroma was strong and of hops and grapefruit. The initial taste was of a crisp tart grapefruit, followed immediately by the strong hop bite. The hops bite rolled on the tongue for a long time. A subtle sweetness came through after the initial bitter bite. The sweetness tended to build a little stronger the longer I was drinking making a nice mix between the hoppy bitterness and the honey sweetness. Excellant!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a clear orange amber color. Strong ruby red grapefruit, sweet caramel, and some alcohol in the nose. Amazingly well balanced. Caramel and toffee taste with some florals and pine, but the bitterness really doesnít come in until the end. Not at all overpowering. Great milky body. Just an all around great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle: Very good double IPA. Tastes a little like Stone Double, but not a strong. Good hops flavor and finish. However, hops is a little underdone for my tastes. Very easy drinking though. I will enjoy the rest of my six pack.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2008
12oz bottle, Batch 8283. Pours hazy amber in color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet,citruis hops, HOPS and HOPS with bitter finsih. There is no taste of alcohol but you will feel it. Very outstanding beer for hop heads.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
While others seem the like this beer, I felt it was actually a bit over what I like. Still a really good beer.


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