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RATINGS: 2763   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at bells. Good sweet grassy scent. Not a ton of hips in the aroma. Looks stunning. Tastes hoppy and sweet at the same time. Aftertaste is not bitter. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for such a big DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fr5ed (59) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Reviewed 2/22/12. Magnificent. Almost as superb as the cask version of this I had last night at Redlight Redlight. A definite 4.5 out of 5 stars. Third only to Pliny the Younger and Elder. Video review: https://youtu.be/LrgDC-yQG9o

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewGoblin (585) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Beer lovers love beer lovers loving beer. I am extremely fortunate that a beer loving friend rescued this wondrous elixir from falling into the clutches of someone who mightnít appreciate it as I do. Pírhaps the finest concoction to grace my snifter in some time, it is a fairly clear brassy gold that leaves a lovely lacing íround the rim the whole way down. Potent yet smooth notes of sweet caramel and biscuits mingle magnificently with pink grapefruit, lemon, Bartlett pears, a touch of pine and some light tropical fruitiness. With every divine dip into this hoppy pool I must remind myself that this is a 10% ABV juggernaut of imperial proportions; no alcohol flavour is present, only a well balanced but teetering on hop-forward greatness. Backed by a body that is both rich and refreshing, peppy and very lightly oily, a bittersweet equilibrium is met. Finishing this beer was also a bittersweet affair, for I have but one and far away they are found. Thanks Mike.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoR (772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Kind of hazy orange beer with a small orange head. Aroma is hops (of course), grass. Taste is hops galore, citrus, some caramel. Canít say I liked the smell, but it taste excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cjmccahill (43) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Not sure what's going on here. Remember this being much better. Hazy copper, thin white head that dissipates fast. Not much on anything on the nose, wasn't biting, bitter, or tongue bruising. Good feel, smooth for ABV. Maybe next year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1088) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Golden orange color with a medium off-white head. Huge grapefruit and orange zest aromas present with freshcut grass, honey and molasses on the nose. The balance between bitter and sweet is really uncanny for the ABV. The honey smooths out the hops like a fine cognac. Dry and bitter IPA finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Absolute Hop - Bomb. Layers and layers of floral notes, citrus give way to tremendous bitterness. Lives up to its reputation. Great Aged at 3 years!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhasmonek (38) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Great aroma. Perfect balance of sweetness, body and hops. Very delicious. One would never guess it is 10% alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iRavali (44) - Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Sweet, malty and bold with a strong finish. You know Hopslam is a big beer right from the aroma. Drink it fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Served from cask. A deep earthy sweetness up front that lingers as a pit of a floral hippiness comes to the front. Delicious but definitely a sipper. I would prefer a bit lighter body and cooler alcohol noted but Iím enjoying it.

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