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RATINGS: 2764   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (384) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (283) - - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jared_Clifton (86) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours light goal with white head. Medium body. Lots of hops, malt, honey, and citrus flavors. Great hop flavor not too piny, just enough bitterness with a citrus sweet flavor. Lives ip to the hype.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Been seeing this around a lot more. Good thing as this is a wonderful hoppy beer without the harsh type of astringency of most. Herbal hop nose. Fresh hop flavor with pine and pecan notes. Dry and crisp. Great experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1812) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (550) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - 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).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
connor0415 (65) - - 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

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