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RATINGS: 2624   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nveroff (1) - - MAY 11, 2014 does not count
Can't help but always pick up a six pack whenever I'm able to find it. Absolutely one of my favorites!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber color with a medium of white head. Strong citrus nose. Flavors of citrus in the front and malty backbone in the middle. Fantastic beer, worth the hunt!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syndicate (91) - Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Got this as an extra in a trade with Fritz123. Thanks again buddy. Pours with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Nose is big and malty with the caramel but honey being very prominent. Tastes like its 10% with a big malty resinious hit on the palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAY 3, 2014
Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle, served in a Sam Adams pint glass. Appearance: Bright white, one finger head. Rich, crystal clear gold color. Smell: A strong and pleasing floral, hoppy smell. Taste: Itís a refreshing citrus taste with notes of hops, and honey. Everything is mellow and balanced, with no hint of the high ABV. Mouthfeel: Medium to high carbonation. Itís medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. Overall: It goes beyond the explosive hop character of most DIPAs and provides a more refined and balanced experience that really works. Itís a shame itís only available once a year.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1045) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
ivorywhite head disappears with lacing. golden yellow colour. aroma is grainy, biscuit, hops. taste is sweetish, citrus, hop, bit piney with a long bitter aftertaste. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. a very nice balance!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1261) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2014
Bottle, poured in a small ZBF14 chalice glass. Pours dark amber with a steady white head. Smooth sweet bitter aroma of lychee, peach and grapefruit. Quite well balanced body, very soft. Taste is sweet apple pie, grapefruit chunks, bits of cardboard (older bottle?). Very nice overall! One of my favourite IPAs.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gad905 (161) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Appearance burnished gold, slight haze, off white head that dissipates fairly quick. Aromas of orange, peach, mandarine, slight pineapple, honey and more. very rich, strong delicious smell. Big sweet light malt and very distinct honey, followed by fairly big but not brash bitterness. This beer is 3+ months old so bear in mind. Some resin, lots of citrus and soft fruit again, perhaps some strawberries. Light body for the ABV, lowish carbonation, good length finish, with sweet, bitter and more strawberries lingering. This is a damn good beer that Iíd love to have super-fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
franmsu (19) - - APR 27, 2014
High alcohol content, so watch out. Also, it is very hoppy and you can smell it instantly. Its got citrus and honey notes.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mindwarp (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle (dated 1/02/14) poured into a DFH Ale IPA glass. Poured a nice some what opaque golden color with a nice thick head that clings to the side of the glass lots of tiny bubbles. Some kind of faint citrus smell but not strong enough to tell what it is. Iím afraid the rating is going to be low balled by the aroma rating when its the taste that counts. Not a whole lot of bitterness present a smooth somewhat citrusy (of what I still cant tell) flavor. 10% alcohol? I donít taste any,and that could be dangerous!! This is not a hoppy IPA but it is a great tasting IPA. Palate? thick/thin who cares if it taste great. I am so glad I have a little stash of these beers and next year Iím going to have a bigger stash!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (852) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
This beer came to me on tap. Hazy orange-gold, medium head level. Balanced with hops, citrus and wheat. Very smooth. I can taste the alcohol but it isnít overpowering. Tasty, a dangerous beer.


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