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RATINGS: 2760   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoR (683) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cjmccahill (39) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (817) - 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.

4.4
   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!

4.4
   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.

4.4
   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

3.8
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grom83 (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015 Finally opened the single bottle I have had sitting in the fridge for weeks from this years batch. Poured into beer chalice. Very floral aroma, reminds of freshly cut grapefruit the hasnít completely ripened. The beer is golden colored and hazy. The head is minimal but doesnít completely disappear. The taste of this beer is amazing because of the balance. Other lesser quality DIPA usually are too bitter and not complex. This beer has a sweet body from the honey added. The alcohol isnít over powering, quite smooth for how strong this beer is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle to a taster glass showing dark amber yellow with a finger of clean white foam that dissipates very quickly. The nose shows moderate grapefruit and citrus forwardness with some generous notes of honey in between. The palate shows a strong background of grapefruit with some pith. The honey sweetness definitely shows throughout but maintains the dryness of the beer very well. Moderate IPA bitterness at the finish but a lot of the sharpness seems to be softened out by the honey. Itís easy to see why this beer gets the reputation it does. Only wish I had it while itís fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (240) - - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle to beer tulip. Beautiful pour. Super clear, good head retention, decent lacing. Nice hoppy scent with citrus and pine. Lots of orange in the flavor and a big load of hops balanced by the honey. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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