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RATINGS: 2779   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Aroma is exploding with hops. Mostly grapefruit and citrus with some pine. Appearnce- Clear copor color with a decent amount of white haed leaving behind plenty of lacing.Taste- hops is most prominant with enough malt to hold it up. Agressive bitterness. A very full slick mouthfeel. A great DIPA for sure.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (180) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
12oz can. Pours orangish hazy with thick off white head. Aroma is Citrus, Pine and Resin. Taste is sweet fruity citrus pine with a sweet grapefruit pine finish. Iíd never guess it was 10%. Well balanced and very hoppy. It was definitely worth the chase.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madelfonatree (298) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2016
January 20, 2016 enjoyed February 6, 2016 in a Hopslam tulip. Look - I overpoured. Head is white and medium to large bubbled. Body is murky orange. There is a lot of lacing. Smell - Musty. Honey. Grapefruit. Taste - Musty. Lemon. Grapefruit. Honey. Malt. Sweet. Orange. Feel - Santana and Rob Thomas Smooth. There is no alcohol. Watery at that. Overall - Would I rather have a Floyds? Yes. Would I rather have a Hoof Hearted? Yes. If I was a fifty year old that drank beer by the pack each day, this would be my go to. Honey and mustiness balance the malt so well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (255) - - FEB 5, 2016
Aromas of papaya, cantaloupe and honeydew melons, then crackery malts and floral hops. Taste is pine needles, papaya, red grapefruit, and cracker malts with pepper. Finish has pine resin.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMeHo (1) - lake villa, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Aromas of white pine , blue spruce, douglas fur, and other Pacific conifers. Sweet scent of dole pinapple.. freshly sliced, not canned. Mouthfeel is velvety, similar to meringue.. but smoother, like whipped cream. Notes of bubblegum, green crack marijuana.. the nose is enveloped by the woodsy, piney smell of a lumber dept. at Home Depot. Overall, a very well balanced, tasty rendition of the Double IPA, with an Imperial IPA finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LizardKing (5) - East Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Without a doubt the best ale I have ever had! Have to get some more before my store runs out!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
justinhood7 (1) - - FEB 4, 2016 does not count
Definitely the one of the most drinkable %10 beers I've had. I'm not sure it's worth all the hoopla or the $16 price point either.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dankerickson (5) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
Soooo good. Citrusy sweetness compliments 10% ABV ... Such a dangerously delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrandNewBrew (15) - - JAN 29, 2016
Aroma of sweet honey and hops. Canít imagine the taste getting much better, itís so well balanced but does seem like thereís a crispness thatís missing in the flavor and mouthfeel. Otherwise a fantastic beer

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
realtree2 (6) - Ishpeming, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
Best version in a while. Aroma is dank and piney. Body is spot on, not too heavy not too light. Great flavor and finish. Get it this year for sure!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (125) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Poured from can bottled on 1/21/16. Pours copper with a thin, clingy head. Aroma is citrus fruits, upfront pine, stone and just a hint of something mildly earthy. Taste has the aforementioned honey sweetness at the forefront, fading into a nice bitter backbone and finishes with a resiny mouthfeel and a faint alcohol "bite". Very good when very fresh; had another one a couple years back that was 3 or 4 months old and it was nothing like this one.


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