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RATINGS: 2713   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (140) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Picked up a six pack at total wine Bottle dated 1/18/2015 - about 3 weeks old. Aroma is huge peach and pineapple notes. This years batch is very good. Last years batch was forgettable. It is worth having, but not sure it is worth the price for a six pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Why not try a Belgian brew ?They have been brewing beer for hundreds of years?Not worth the $15/6pk price.Only hipsters pay for this swill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cubatobaco (10) - Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
I remember the first time I sought and found this beer. It was a miraculous moment. After 3 batches, I wish I could relive that very same moment. It is a well constructed beer and hits you in the face and senses with hops from all angles. For some reason it doesnít do what West Coast style IPAís do. If youíve never had it, try it...you wonít be disappointed! Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kjc51478 (429) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is opaque amber color with medium, foamy, off-white head--long lasting with good lacing. Aroma is full, complex with notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, floral, and some bread and pine. Taste is perfectly balanced with tons of hop bitterness and astringent alcohol thatís tempered by full malt sweetness. Palate is full-bodied, silky texture, with a dry, fruity finish. Top-notch brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JetiKnight (1) - SANFORD, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
Because of the hype Iíve never gotten my hands on one, until now, and boy was it worth the wait. Itís a perfect balance of smell , smooth flavors and hops . I would recommend this to anyone, it is not too much for a beginner to handle imo. Itís big and itís strong, it just doesnít feel that way while drinking it, and that is a good thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlew715 (16) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2015
From a bottle, bottled 1/9/2015. Pour is clear, golden amber with a lingering white head, which leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is hops with a piney note, and a touch of sweetness. Taste starts out hoppy, with the a bit of a sweet, honey tone balancing out the middle leading to a bitter, hoppy, IPA finish. Mouthfeel is fairly thick for the style, but isnít unwelcome. Itís worth noting that there isnít even a little alcohol taste, which is fairly impressive for a 10% brew like Hopslam. Overall, Bellís delivers again with another iteration of their iconic double IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hman43 (448) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2015
It pours with a deep, golden color that is very clear. The head produces quite a bit of lacing. It has a strong grapefruit aroma with citrus and floral and a hint of malt. The first thing that hits is the strong citrus, Grapefruit flavoring followed by a bit a sweetness of fruits. The complexity of the malt and combination of flavors makes this one of the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loverbeer58 (11) - - FEB 14, 2015
The aromatics were exactly what you would expect from a beer named Hopslam ó totally dominated by hops. Now, I know I speak of ďbalanceĒ sometimes in my reviews; but really, all bets are off with a beer that has a guy on his caboose overwhelmed by hop plants on the label. Itís all here, in technicolor glory: amazing citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon. This beer is truly like tropical fruit juice in a glass, with pine and resin notes playing a background role with an almost menthol-like intensity. Thereís some faint hints of grass in there, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (961) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from unknown via Dean. Pours a bright orange, aroma grapefruit, bright, body slightly sweet, grassy. Good but not exceptional.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (304) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottled 01/18/15. Pours orange golden clear color with a small white sticky head. Aroma is lots of hops, tropical fruits, citrus, mango, peach, papaya. Just so much sweet tropical fruit.A notable honey sweetness. Flavor is lots of hops, honey sweetness big malt backbone. Like a hoppy Barleywine. Exceptional. Really as good as they say. It deserves its reputation.

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