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RATINGS: 2614   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2006
12oz bottle (thanks Josh!). What a cool looking label! Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Had strong fresh green leafy hoppiness aroma with orange peels. Sticky. Tastes of oranges, caramel, floral, with a grapefruit finish. Smooth and way too easy to drink. Alcohol content well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Pours a hazy golden amber with an average off white head. Aroma of very fresh hops, earthy, grapefruit, orange and hints of alcohol. Flavor of bitter grapefruit, pine, alchol and lemon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 9, 2006
Pours a hazy golden orange with a white head. The aroma is full of hoppish qualities of grapefruit and pine. The flavor is excellent with citrus and pine and the finish is sharp and pronounced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 Bottle. Light amber with a frothy head. No dought the hops produce a good bitter brew with nice fruity tones. Just tastes so fresh like a harvest ale. Normally I donít enjoy the big floral almost perfume tones but Bells does it perfect. Alcohol might be hiden well but drink 2 and you will feel it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Bottle. Poured amber color with a large frothy white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy complex sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour citrus bitter flavor with a medium sour bitter finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Soft-colored copper-orange pour that is amazingly clear and carbonated for the heft of this brew. Aroma is rich and powerful with its strong notes of pine and citrus and a nice dryness in the end. Palate is heavy and enticed from the hop profile. Flavor is an expected double IPA tartness up front with a prickly pine character dominant, before a brief dryness that finishes remarkably clean. The impact of the hops both in the nose and taste are truly impressive. For the alcohol and weight of this beer it is incredibly drinkable. I didnít think Two Hearted could be improved upon. I am happy to be wrong.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Bottle: Clear orange in color with a medium white head. Aroma, pine, some pine needles, some resinous notes, and then some more pine with a splash of citrus. Basically my dream come true for the aroma. Flavor, some light maltiness, and then the resinous piney notes, with some fruits to it as well. Nice bitterness on the finish, but the flavor isnít as bright as the aroma would lead you to believe. Still itís damn good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2006
This already my second one of these. The first one I tasted seemed almost all tropical fruits but this time I would say it was mostly pineapple, pine, and a little mango. The aroma was great one of the best IIPA aromas ive smelled. This was bitter but not overly bitter. A little maltiness coming through but mostly hops on my end. The alcohol was well hidden in this but it was not thick or cloying. I was practically counting down the days til this came out and i hope this becomes like expedition and is released more than once a year.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1546) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Pours to a thick, hazy shade of dandelion yellow, with an aroma like rubbing your nose in rose petals, orange rind and cedar ashes. A gentle, whimsical peach grove leads a delicious blend of clementine, grapefruit and lemon flavors with hints of dry tobacco, some bell pepper and no presence of alcohol. Very flavorful - its bitterness is rich and warming like a thick blanket.

Updated. Bottle aged three months. Those lovely fresh fruit flavors have turned uncannily canned.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
milewide (1499) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 Lots of hop bitterness and citrus smell/taste. You start to enjoy it as soon as you pop the cap! The addition of honey in 2008 seems to have smoothed the flavor and hidden the alcohol---but makes it sweeter than many DIPAs. Just about perfect for hop lovers!


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