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RATINGS: 2758   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2007
Thanks to mreusch for sending me this one. 1-year-old (Bottled Oct 2006). Pours an almost clear amber with a small off-white head. Smells hoppy with a hint of alcohol. Strong and full flavored. Lots of hops and quite a bit of alcohol too. Grapefruity hoppiness with a hint of berries. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish with a warming alcohol sensation. A bit too much alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 thanks to mreusch for this treat. Unfortunately, I think I had mine well after itís time which has been echoed in previous rates. So, disclaimer, this was not fresh. How do I know? Little or no hop presence, aroma, flavor, booze domination, and kind of a mess. Oh well, I will seek it out when this comes around again. rerate- draft- 02/18/08- wow! had this baby fresh on tap at coles, and the hop flavors were in your face and delicious. my initial rating was way off as I thought it would be given the beers reputation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arjoseph (641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Thanks to illinismitty for the trade. Bottle into pint. Big fluffy but firm beige head, dissipates rockily. Orange and murky in the glass with a yeasty nebula suspended on top. Smells of leafy, flowery hops with a light soapiness, graham cracker malts, and some black pepper; delicious. Taste starts with a piney bite, the hops being earthy and dirty in their bitterness, and the pepper being very apparent on the finish. Medium bodied with some sliding unfermented sugars gliding over the top. Finish is slightly dry, very earthy, the bitterness balanced by a musty almost yeasty quality; it lasts forever, eventually fading into softness (meaning that the husky mustiness that is all the way through the beer is the only thing left in your mouth at the end). Lace is not sticky, sliding suds on the side of the glass. As the beer warms, you can pick up a little alcohol in the nose. While the prime character of the hops in this is musty and earthy, there is an ever-present fresh grapefruit flavor lurking underneath, which intensifies as the beer warms, which makes this a wonderful chameleon of a hoppy monster. In the end, seems just a bit muddled, not as clear as something like Yulesmith (which is the best hoppy beer Iíve ever had, so thatís not much of a criticism). Wonderful.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Typical dark honey IPA body with a medium ring of bubbles and very thin patchy film of bubbles. Good lacing. Nose-big PNW citric grapefruit nose with a touch of alcohol. Taste-fry, medium to high bitter, very bitter on the finish, Pine-Sol, medium alcohol, weak orange juice, apple, juniper, rubbing alcohol, pinecone. The bitterness is once and well done, but that is really all that this has going for it. I like the fact that it isnít sticky sweet. On the other hand, it has an unpleasant bathroom cleaner quality to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 Hazy orange pour, small white head. Aroma is fresh citrus hops. Flavor is a lot of caramel malt, grapefruit, floral hops, and a resiny bitterness. I really expected more dry-hopped flavor and aroma from this and not so much caramel. Lots of bitterness but not much on flavor. Update fresh on tap: A ton of hoppy aroma, ton of fresh from the vine hoppy flavor, a touch of sweetness, velvety smooth and did I mention the hops?

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 This was the beer that got me hooked on imperial IPAís. You can smell the hops as you pour. Some alcohol flavor is present. Not overly bitter. Tried again 2009. This seems to have gotten much sweeter than it was two years ago. Great malty backbone that balances very well with the strong hops. Still a great beer but not what it once was.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
topherbecker (4) - USA - SEP 24, 2007 does not count
I have nothing bad to say about this beer. Amazing hop aroma and flavor. Well balanced though. This is a hop headís dream. Beautiful citrus and floral hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 Orange-amber body with suspended sediment, large off-white head. Nose is spicy and fruity with hops. Firm spicy/fruity semi-sweet body with moderate finishing bitterness. Some alcohol presence. 8 4 8 3 17 RERATE 2/08: Draft. Hides the alcohol remarkably well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle - Hazy orange with creamy orange head. Flavor is very hoppy with orange peel and grapefruit / citrus. Notes of hops, floral, citrus, grass, dry malt. Bitter finish. Big taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of hopscotch. Pours a hazy light orange color with floaties and a thin white head. Superb aroma of resinous and citrusy hops. The beer leaves a dry feeling in the mouth, thereís a solid flavor of resinous and citrusy hops with a decent malt backbone and a bitter finish. The body has a light to medium thickness with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. I love IPAs and Imperial IPAs, Bellís does those style with extreme effectiveness, hopslam is a testament to the breweryís talent.


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