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RATINGS: 2573   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.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Daveh (14) - - SEP 30, 2012
One of the best IPAís out there. Great color unmatched flavor front and back. If youíve never had one definitely worth trying when available. I typically buy 5 to 6 cases when I see it. Makes for a awesome summer. :-)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBat (59) - - APR 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into shifter. Orange body with average white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of citrus, honey and piney hops. Tastes sweet like honey upfront, with a bitter hop finish. Well balanced beer with a great palate and bitter finish. An overall great beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EchoStrat (3) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
I used to love this beer. I would wait for it to be released. However over last the couple years it seems to have become sweeter and unbalanced. That's too bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjat (5) - Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Perfect balance of fruit and floral on the nose with a hint of honey. Top notch beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FestDecBeet (33) - - APR 16, 2014
Served: 12 oz bottle Look: golden honey clear pour Smell: heavy citrus smell Taste: Extremely hoppy beer. Definite bitter flavor from the hops. Initially strong smell if alcohol. . Feel: High Extremely hoppy beer. Definite bitter flavor from the hops. Initially strong smell if alcohol. . helps with the alcohol Overall: First Drank: home Decatur February 2914

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schlaubee (14) - - APR 12, 2014
Flowery and lovely! Smooth for being a ten percenter. I have managed to drink most of this pint glass without analyzing flavors and mouthfeel... Guess I will need another! :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ron (2345) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
On tap at MacGregorís during Jeff ís going away party. Pours slight haze golden orange with thin head. Smell is caramel malt, grapefruit, pineapple, and floral. Taste is ripe grapefruit, orange, floral, caramel and honey towards the end. Light body and very resinous. The alcohol is well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (393) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a rich gold color with thick whit head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma - bright citrus, honey, touch of pine. Taste - while still a lot of citrus, more resin and pine on palate, malty middle, then a moderately bitter finish. Nice prickly carbonation and a moderately long finish with a bit of alcohol burn at the very end and warms the stomach.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (104) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
Not much on the aroma but pours a dense burnt orange. Taste is tropical hops with mangos, pineapple and some bite from a Granny Smith. Deep malt that goes well with the tropical fruits. Still has some booze at the end and the fire follows through on the aftertaste. Good but too much booze and falls out of balance at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours a mostly clear burnt orange with a fluffy white head. Sticky resiny hop bitterness on the nose, slight honey scent, lots of nice juicy citrus and a subtle malt balance. Lots of piney hops on the taste, bitter grapefruit and orange peel, tropical fruits, a nice mellowing honey note, and some biscuity malt character. Quite a tasty beer, granted itís over priced and hyped. The honey kind of cuts the bitterness a bit.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ironbike1 (13) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
Well not much to add to the reviews of this delicious beer. Iíve had it both on tap and bottled. On tap offers a greater freshness flavor where the hops are just smooth and delicious. Other than that this is an absolute pleasure to drink.


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