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RATINGS: 2758   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1661) - Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Tap - average size foamy head, clear dark gold color, very nice mix of big citrus, floral and pine hop aromas and flavors, moderate malt backbone, excellent overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Many thanks to Charlie for the bottle! 2015 vintage Pours a big, froth head, with tiny, crystallic bubbles in it, while the beer has a clean, darker amber, orange color. The aromas contain a big load of tropical hops, featuring peach, mango and blood orange, which are utmost juicy and ripe. This gets balanced by bready, slightly biscuity malts, accentuating a zingy, glazed lemon peak on top of the distinct fruitiness. The nose is very rich and intriguing, as it is bursting with mellow, luscious tropical fruits, very well compounded. Taste begins with crisp lime among bready malts, while the beer drinks very smooth. A vivid kiwi prickling gets added to the taste, as well as more lime and sunny, louche grapefruit. Honey is certainly noteable, while the alcohol is not detectable at all, and it provides the fruity hops with a ripe, sappy note, as it leads the malt flavor closer to the hops by adding a striking biscuity quality to them. The beer doesnít turn sweet though, it is still centered around the hoppiness, which is yet evolving on the palate. A distinct, slick bitterness arises from the fruitiness, leading to a slightly dry, long lasting finish, continously using the hops as center of attraction, exhibiting a slightly piney note, blending smooth into the sapful fruits. The carbonation still adds a slightly refreshing impression, while the beer is heavier bodied, without loosing its typical IPA drinkability, ending with a unique honeyed, hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle shared at RBWG í15 Grand Tasting @Coppertail Brewery, thanks to the supplier, 21/02/15. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is caramel malt, light pine, mango, sticky tropican drool. Taste is malt forward, grapefruit, citric rinds, more sticky mango notes, pine coating. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok DIPA but top 50 ? You gotta be shitting me (Brad).

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
connor0415 (47) - - FEB 24, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 great floral and tropical aromas, big hop character in he taste, some pine, pineapple and mango aromas. lots of bitterness on the finish. little bit of maltiness. overall a great IPA, good flavors and malty sweetness to go along with the bitter flavors

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doofgoblin (423) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Phantasmagoric. Aroma is big hop notes of citrus fruit and resin. The taste is where itís at though...with daffy amounts of grapefruit and stone fruit hop flavor. The malt backbone also gives it a fat, roundness that is a crazy balance of sweet, chewy malt. Finish is not too mad but easily as bitter as most single IPAs these days--this is probably the most surprising but appealing aspect. Overall, outrageous... I see why people like it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutgap (49) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle to snifter,amber to golden in color,nice lasting head with legs. Nose of grapefruit and and malt.Nice pine and grapefruit, but the perfume on the back end really kill this beer.Over all not a bad beer just not a great one worthy of the hype.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1230) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottle Share 6.0. Clear bronze pour with a generous head. Loads of tropical fruits on the nose, mangoes, lemon zest, pineapple and some green apples. Taste has a solid malt sweetness, tons of hoppy notes, pine needles, grapefruit and mangoes. Very solid stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2015
From bottle. Amber with a white head. Piney and fruity aromas. Lots of bitter, spicy hop flavors, malty, light caramel, but itís all about the hops.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a clear rust orange with head. Has a strong floral hop aroma. Has a strong sweet floral hop and light fruit taste. A lingering bitter hop taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours cloudy orange-hazy in color. Small offwhite head with lacing. aroma is heavy on citrus - grapefruit, lemon. Floral hints and a little resin as well. Malt. Taste is mostly bitter with subtle sweetness as well. Body is heavy with soft carbonation. long finish. This is a nice double IPA, the aroma is nice, and the bitterness level is good. It is missing some depth and complexity though. I believe there are other DIPAs (i.e. Surly Abrasive) that are better.


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