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RATINGS: 2617   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Bottle sampled with Mad Indian. Pours amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, and caramel. The flavor is a full bodied caramel treat, with some non-over the top hoppy bitterness. Great body, excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 attention all hopheads!!!! Definately hop massiove. Must have. Too bad limited.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
I have smelled fresh hop flowers/buds on microbrew tours. When I opened this beer it was like I was holding fresh hops in my hands - very cool. I didnít realize the ABV was a whopping 9.5% (not printed on the label).......I guess I should have stopped at 2 beers last night but it tasted so good I had 3. All the Bells beers are great and this one lives up to that fine reputation. I just hope I can stop at 2 beers tonight...........maybe!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 A Ruby, and lovely cloudy appearance. At 9.5% alc it has a bit of an alcoholic taste which creeps up on you while you are still sober. Incredible hop bouquet - like taking a drag off a mid-summerís flower. Nice sudsy head. Easy to drink. Smooth and inviting. Overall, one of the better beers I have ever had. This is an unusual beer. I just poured another. A vigorous poor, and the head does not lose control. This addictive beer minds its master. After 2 of these, I think I am drunk. Hmm...too bad danger is not a category. Wifeís input: nummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Poured a golden amber with a small creamy head. Nose is pungent grapefruit hops, citrus, pine. It even smells sticky. First taste is all hops, this is a crisp refreshing citrus brew, lots of spruce and pine and grapefruit. Very dry finish. Exactly like the name says, hop SLAM!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2007
120z bottle. Batch 7741. Hazy and finely sedimented. Amber golden hued with a finger width of creamy off-white head. Total citrus and grapefruit bomb. Creamy vanilla aroma. Peppery and piney nose. Wonderful full aromas. Surprisingly smooth and rich. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter fullness with a noticable yet not overwhelming alcohol burn. Great complex layered flavors. Sweet smooth malts. But this beer is all hops. And a great layered profile of hops it is. Still so smooth with a clinging lacing head. Stick and fruity body. Citrus and apples. Slight berry note. What will this become?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
Cloudy light orange colour with a small white head. Hoopy fruity aroma with notes of grape and some malty sweetness. Hoppy, peach fruity flavor along a light malty sweetness. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2007
Sample from 12 oz bottle. Amber colour with a mostly lasting creamy and frothy off-white head. Big and fresh grassy, grapefruit, and pine aroma. Flavour is like a nice big glass of grapefruit juice, plus some other fruit Ė I think someone else mentioned passion fruit, which seems an appropriate descriptor. Medium bodied, fresh and juicy mouthfeel. Perhaps a non-West Coast IIPA to meet West Coast standards?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2007
From bottle, this beer was great. Taste was Strong grapefruit hoppiness with mild-medium bitterness overall. Body was medium and particulates were visible in the glass. Finish was extremely crisp with light citrus aftertaste. hopslam is a slam dunk!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Deeply hazed gold, thin creamy white head. Nose was chock full of crushed pine needle, grapefruit and orangey notes, and just a slight touch of toasty sweet malt. Flavor is straight up hop juice tones of grapefruit, florals, and grass. Starts slightly sweet, but blasts you with a moderate bitterness from start to finish. Full bodied, soft carbonation and smooth, bitter finish. Without a doubt, this will get you a hop fix. Great brew! Thanks for the hookup Eyedrinkale...

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