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RATINGS: 2625   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle thanks to Brett, Balanced, fantastic and great tasting IPA. (im not a hop head). I could drink this again and again.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
The flavor is marked by abundant pineapple (including a bit of acidity), pepper, resin, and sweet, fruity malt. Extremely creamy and potent, Hopslam finishes with a nice bitterness and a touch of alcohol. I suspect Centennial hops dominate the hop bill if they donít have exclusive reign

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
This is a beer for hopheads and it was inevitable considering the popularity of both this "extreme" style and the brewerís regular IPA, Two-Hearted Ale. While most I2PAs follow the tried-and true grapefruit/pine balanced by caramely malt formula, this example is unique and extraordinary. Hopslam was served in a snifter/tulip and had an unusually opaque peach/orange color, topped by a thin-medium off-white head. The aroma first caught my attention- strong pineapple, pepper, and fruit juice. The flavor is marked by abundant pineapple (including a bit of acidity), pepper, resin, and sweet, fruity malt. Extremely creamy and potent, Hopslam finishes with a nice bitterness and a touch of alcohol. I suspect Centennial hops dominate the hop bill if they donít have exclusive reign.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. This is a beer for hopheads and it was inevitable considering the popularity of both this "extreme" style and the brewerís regular IPA, Two-Hearted Ale. While most I2PAs follow the tried-and true grapefruit/pine balanced by caramely malt formula, this example is unique and extraordinary. Hopslam was served in a snifter/tulip and had an unusually opaque peach/orange color, topped by a thin-medium off-white head. The aroma first caught my attention- strong pineapple, pepper, and fruit juice. The flavor is marked by abundant pineapple (including a bit of acidity), pepper, resin, and sweet, fruity malt. Extremely creamy and potent, Hopslam finishes with a nice bitterness and a touch of alcohol. I suspect Centennial hops dominate the hop bill if they donít have exclusive reign. In fact, this seems like an amped-up version of Two-Hearted Ale, already a great beer. Picture Two-Hearted Ale with more intense fruity, citrusy, perfumey flavors and a creamier, thicker body. This beer is a hopheadís dream and ranks up there with Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA and Three Floyds Dreadnaught IPA on my list. I canít say Iíve had any beer quite like it. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. This is a beer for hopheads and it was inevitable considering the popularity of both this "extreme" style and the brewerís regular IPA, Two-Hearted Ale. While most I2PAs follow the tried-and true grapefruit/pine balanced by caramely malt formula, this example is unique and extraordinary. Hopslam was served in a snifter/tulip and had an unusually opaque peach/orange color, topped by a thin-medium off-white head. The aroma first caught my attention- strong pineapple, pepper, and fruit juice. The flavor is marked by abundant pineapple (including a bit of acidity), pepper, resin, and sweet, fruity malt. Extremely creamy and potent, Hopslam finishes with a nice bitterness and a touch of alcohol. I suspect Centennial hops dominate the hop bill if they donít have exclusive reign. In fact, this seems like an amped-up version of Two-Hearted Ale, already a great beer. Picture Two-Hearted Ale with more intense fruity, citrusy, perfumey flavors and a creamier, thicker body. This beer is a hopheadís dream and ranks up there with Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA and Three Floyds Dreadnaught IPA on my list. I canít say Iíve had any beer quite like it. Outstanding.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beer_advocate (3) - - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
By far the best imperial IPA I have had. Itís seasonal so make sure to stock up when itís available!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2014
@Erzbierschofís 3rd anniversary; 2010 vintage - pours a murky dark orange beer with a little foam left; resiney and piney hoppiness in the aroma, caramelized; full-bodied, rounded and very bitter; very long resiney hoppy aftertaste

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Huge aroma and big frothy head! Grapefruit and pine, wonderful mouthfeel fantastic brew!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (587) - Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2014
A hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is dank resin, floral, and citrus. The flavor is honey, malt, floral, and resin.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
birdiecox12 (5) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
No beer is better in all categories than hopslam. It is a perfect double IPA. SMOOTH. Plenty of hop bite and bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steverus0 (188) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Lovely and delicious with great mouthfeel and plenty of malt sweetness. And hops... Did I mention the hops? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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