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RATINGS: 2624   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (264) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Nice cloudy orange with a thick foam. Melts quick but laces well. Big floral hoppy aroma with light pine and citrus. Tastes like a big bowl of sweet hops. Not overwhelming though. Thereís a good malt backbone. Moderate bitter finish. This is a great beer. Big in your face hops done well.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JasonWB (5) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Absolutely love this beer. One of the best ipas available anywhere. Nice full bodied flavor and hopped to an out of this world level. If you like super hoppy beers this ones for you!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pressboxjoe (207) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
In September 2008, I went to Three Floyds for a great dinner, leaving with a case of Alpha King, but somehow only one Dreadnaught. The next day I rolled into the Bellís Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, late enough that the kitchen was closed. So the story went, they had brewed a special batch of Hopslam for some occasion and so thatís how I came to have two glasses of it on tap. The beer was the only good thing about the visit though. I have been welcomed more warmly by employees of the Motor Vehicle Commission. Whatever it was I should have done to get in the bartenderís good graces, I did not do. But the whole place was a scowlfest. At least she was willing to wordlessly pour me some unbelievable beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus (80) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 This was good but I donít see the hype. There are several beers of this style I find more balanced and complex. This had a nice aroma of pine and grapefruit. Unfortunately there was some unflavored bitterness, and I love this style of beer. Through this bitterness came through a honey smack sweetness that was neither great or awful. I would drink this again for sure but there are a lot of other beers of this style I would go for first.

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 (9799) - 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 (598) - 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 (199) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1408) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy dark orange with medium white head. Aroma pine, hops. Taste malt, pine, caramel, hoppy, some honey.


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