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RATINGS: 2747   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2013
This years is fantastic! Great aroma, nice looking, great taste. Mouth feel is spot on. Pours nice and deep golden. Rich, thick head with great lacing all the way to the bottom.Floral, hoppy, citrusy aroma. Taste of tangerine and gets candy like as it warms up. Sticky mouth feel and coats the tongue. Warming sensation as the alcohol is hidden i feel. Overall one of the best around. I just wish it wasnít 17.99 a six!!!!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (737) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Kraddel, Orange beer with a small head, aroma is citrus, mango, other tropical fruit, Taste is the same, honey, some malt, bittersweet, very very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxifunk777 (10) - California, USA - APR 24, 2015
A very smooth IPA very refreshing not a hop bomb thankfully. I would drink this any time its available not my favorite but still very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (1808) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2015
12oz bottle ordered by mistake at the Smokehouse in Dunedin, FL. Turned out to be a great mistake, wouldnít have ordered this if I knew it was 10% abv but I did and I loved it. Very little alcohol taste or burn, instead it is full of hoppy goodness. Extremely drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CousinBrenden (110) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
Dried fruity hoppy aroma. Orange pour great carbonation that brought out dried fruity hoppy aroma. Flavor very hoppy bitter with some mild malts. Some honey on driy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (983) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Bottle 0.33l at the 7th Belgrade Beer Tasting all together finally.Taste with Alberto, Matt and Vlada.07.04.2015.Thank you luttonm for bringing this very fresh .Pour it clear golden color with small white head.On the nose sweet bourbon note. Taste and aroma of peach, pineapple, more sweet fruits, candy sugar, very smooth and balanced.Perfect

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3036) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Troublesí place. Thanks Ariel. Clear gold. Orange, hyssop, some lime and earth aroma, green and bitter, hoppy, and jasmine tea notes in the mouth. Light to medium body, green tea finish. Doesnít feel like 10%.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (189) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
BIF project. Bottle into pint. Pours burnt orange with a thin white head. Aroma is complex... Citrus peel, pineapple rind, peach, pine, honey. Flavor isnít as deep. Get done pine then orange blossom honey. Palate is a bit sticky. Great IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippopotamo36 (605) - Rome, ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at the 7th Tasting in Belgrade-Serbia, thank you luttonm for having brought this fresh from the US. Hurray for the USA! Pours hazy orange skin, off white medium creamy head. Nose: fresh citrus with predominant lemonade character, malty background, super fresh. Wow! Mouth: the frizzy carbonation surprisingly comes out in the aftertaste, sweet orange juice, dry start, it is incredible how the sweetness balances with the hops in this one. It develops in the mouth with a velvet body. Charing beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (777) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2015
Been wanting to try this for a while now, so thanks a big bunch to my man Ryan for hookiní me up. Pour is clear light amber, with a small slightly frothy white head. Aroma has a really strong back of malty goodness. This beer knows to do some dead lift. Pine, grass, slight citrus and pineapple as well. Really well balanced. Taste is slightly sweet up front, and definitely has that honey to it, but is dominantly bitter from the middle and out. Quite thick bodied, compared to the style, with a fizzy carbonation. Really hides the 10% well.. Great stuff..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (244) - USA - APR 5, 2015
This Hopslam was a surprise from a friend, and Iím excited about trying it, having had no experience before with any Bells Brewery other than their Dark Note. If youíve had the Dark Note, youíll understand why Iím so excited about the Hopslam. Lots of brew comes with a big reputation, and I generally go in a bit cynical, just to be on the safe side. I crack the cap, pour the brew into a tulip and watch the deep, soft head rise to the top. It grows thick, eggshell white and sits right on top of the aroma, masking it with itís density. I actually have to sip it off the top to get the aroma to really come through. Grapefruit and pine with an accent of barely ripened mango on the nose,and as I sip down, that mango actually comes alive. Iím surprised to actually find that dollop of honey - big as life, and toning the bitterness. The flavor of the honey is undeniably the most apparent flavor in the brew. The full body is very appropriate for a DIPA, the carbonation lively but not buzzy, and the stickiness becoming quite apparent as I drain the glass. The foam clings to the sides of the glass as the level of the beer drops, leaving behind a thick sheet of white lace. The finish is fairly short for an Imperial IPA and as much as I was expecting to have a nasty bit on my tongue from the first sip, the balance is just too good. No bite. I like a bite. Instead, I find a hard edge on the back of my tongue thatís trying really hard to be a bitter hop experience, but not making it...quite. Itís a really solid brew, but not my favorite experience. Iím enjoying the hell out of the honey, but as for a Double IPA, I can find better.


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