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RATINGS: 2787   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Msdrbeat (179) - - JAN 20, 2016
Grassy aroma. Pale appearance. Grassy and hop filled taste but drinkable and awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Colefarlow25 (1) - - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
On tap at the cafe. Smells citrus, piney, and a little caramel. Bitter with a sweet finish. Amazing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sjdevel (11) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2016
This brew is fairly foamy with a 2 finger head poured from a 12oz bottle. This one is a hazy copper color. There is nice lacing after the head recedes. Very rich and caramelly smelling. Strong hop aroma here (citrus and pine). There is a slight savory/buttery scent. There is a powerful kick of hop bitterness at first, but not over the top. The bitterness is quickly overcome by rich, sweet, syrupy, buttery, caramel flavors!!!! The deep roasted malt flavors are very woodsy and nutty. After the sweet caramel flavors wear off, this beer fades back to a bitter hop flavor and it starts to dry off. You are left with pine and a slight smoky after taste. Fairly full bodied for a hoppy ale. Thicker than I expected - a bit slick and syrupy. There is a drier finish though. This is a very good beer. Better than anticipated. I saw that this beer has been rated in the top beers of the country, so I had to check it out. I live in Colorado, but grew up in Michigan. My only regret is that I wasnít a beer fan when I lived in Michigan so I never tried any Bells or Founders beers. I have had 4-5 beers from Bells and am very impressed. I highly recommend this brew to any hop head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Rating #1514 17.03.2015 -On tap at Amplified Ale Works. Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool grapefruit notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Extraordinarily balanced - the sweet, cookie dough malt met with doses of bitterness, and they all linger into the finish. Just a phenomenal DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tork (17) - - JAN 1, 2016
Was really hoping to love this beer but it just came in a little above average for a massive hop beer as they claim.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2015
Classic and highly acclaimed Bells beer, thanks very much Marie for bringing me this bottle from NYC! Medium thick, membranously lacing, pale greyish white, moussy head over a hazy, warm orange blonde beer. Attractive, spicy aroma of toasted onion, cedar needles, mango, overripe papaja with the same kind of subtle ísmokinessí, roasted peanuts, baked banana, acacia honey, gin, hay, gingerbread, dry cake, grapefruit flesh, strawberry wine, almond, white pepper. Vividly fruity onset, mango and papaja again, persimmon, lychee, smooth and sweetish but balanced with a basic kind of sourishness and upcoming bitterness, but subtly so; soft carbo, very supple middle phase with bready and toasted malts mingled with a kind of spicy sweetness very recognizable as being artisanal honey, the kind I remember from childhood, continuing well into the throat; there it is dried by a wave of hops, piney and citrusy retronasally as well as bittering, but relatively softly so and less corrosive than in many other DIPAs. As a result of this play of toasted malts, complexely aromatic and well-bittering but íroundedí hops and honey, the finish is very long and satisfying - adding another dimension to the beer. Alcohol remains very well hidden, except perhaps for a certain gin-like warmth in the back of the throat. I like IIPAs when they are balanced with sweet malts and this one cleverly adds another layer to that with the use of honey. Impressive and very rich American ale (not even labelled by the brewery as a IIPA apparently...).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (5958) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Mikkeller & Friends (Stefansgade), Copenhagen.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, floral, hops, alcohol, grapefruit.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Tropical fruit, citrus, alcohol, grapefruit, malt, pine, a bit floral.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheChad48315 (1) - Shelby Township, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2015 does not count
It doesnít get any better than Bellís Hopslam. Great nose, with a super smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tapthis (212) - Baytown, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2015
First off, let me say I am not an IPA guy, and this is AWESOME!!! Pours a off/hazy yellow/amber color. Great head, carbonation, and lacing. Smells of strong (various) citrus and pine trees. Tastes very piney and grassy, with a hint of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a hazy honey yellow with a small white head. Good bit of honey in the aroma along with floral hops and some pine resin. Taste is more or less the same - honey up front, resin in the finish. Hides the ABV well.

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