tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle @ Super IPA tasting from a trade, thanks cp45!
Bottled 01/15/13 - Pours clear golden orange with a sticky smooth white head. Aroma of exotic fruits, biscuity malts, grassy hops, hints of honey and solvent. Taste is sweetish, malty and hoppy with notes of exotic fruits, grapefruit, citrus and honey. Finish is sweet, malty and oily with notes of honey, long lasting hoppy notes and warming alcohol. Quite sweet, but in a bit different way than usual, due to the honey notes. Iím not sure whether I like this or not. Feels a bit better after a few sips.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Bottled 15.01.2013.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of resin, hops, mandarin, pine needles and fruits. Flavor of resin hops, caramel, honey, toffee notes and citrus fruits. Well balanced brew. Nice.
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ olio. Thanks tiong!
Aroma is sweetish with exotic fruits, caramel, some resin, hints of hay and honey. Flavour has lots of hops, caramel, fruits and some resin. Quite typical American DIPA, reminds me of SN Hoptimum. Nice.
Tstamba (142) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle dated 1/3/13, thanks to my cousin for shipping this to me. Pours a hazy straw color, full finger of white foam which recedes into nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, floral, herbs. Taste, medium sweetness, notes of honey, pronounced hop presence. medium body, lively, somewhat bitter finish. This is an outstanding DIPA. I look forward to sampling again in the years to come.
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This yearís has considerably more sweetness and honey forward in the malt. Still had big simcoe aroma and flavor.
pablo951 (372) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it on at fireside in Chicago, poured a slight steady head with even lacing. It has a floral aroma with a smooth hop taste.
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy straw color with a very thin white head. Nose is sweet malty and honey with prominent floral notes. Taste is grapefruit, honey, and a tart bitterness. Medium bodied and with more sparkle than expected from the lack of head. Much more interesting flavor-wise than many aggressively hopped beers, with fruitiness and honey being more apparent at first than the strong hops which come afterward then fade quickly.
sloshgator (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bellís Hopslam has lots of complexity making it deserving of its high rating. Aroma is very floral. Appearance is slightly cloudy and similar to a fine ale. Initial taste hits you with all kinds of flavors with a big Citra hops citrus note at the end. The Citra flavor stays on the palate and is not washed away by excessive bitterness. Hopslam lives up to the hype, but it is not the be best Iíve had in this style.
Dr_MedievAle (106) - USA - APR 20, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Aroma: Grapefruit, pineapple, and apple on a soft, piney background. Appearance: Creamy white head; golden apple juice body. Nectar of the gods. Taste: Dominant pineapple sweet tang up front with a bitter, floral hop and honey finish. Palate: Light, crisp, and as refreshing as iced tea.I bought four cases of this stuff, so it must be amazing. Every bottle amazes me, even months after release.
Niushibbyman61 (2) - Geneva, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Totally awesome for people that are into really hoppy brews. Packs a punch on the alcohol side, so enjoy responsibly.
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