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RATINGS: 2617   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours a clear rustic orange color with a finger length head that dissipates somewhat slowly and leaves a soapy lacing. Smells of dank, funky fruits like grapefruit, mango, pineapple, apricot, and papaya. Get floral and a fresh-cut grass smell, as well as some carmel sweetness from the malt. Taste starts with some dank grapefruit, lemon, mango, as well as some grass. Slight bitterness. Then in the middle, you get some honey sweetness, as well as some breadiness and carmel from the malt. More malt backbone than I expected. Then the finish molds the carmel sweetness with dank hop flavors. Get some grapefruit, mango, apricot, tons of floral, more grass, good amount of pine, almost like a bubblegum flavor, some booze. Nice warming sensation from the alcohol. The bitterness level rises through the flavor profile. Low full body with a slick and oily mouthfeel. Carbonation on this beer is great and makes it much more enjoyable. The addition of honey to this beer is a nice touch and really does help balance the beer a little more. Does an excellent job showing off the hops. Does it live up to the hype? Not quite in my opinion, but it is still an excellent double IPA.


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 (175) - 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 (1339) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy dark orange with medium white head. Aroma pine, hops. Taste malt, pine, caramel, hoppy, some honey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPABevyGuy (38) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Very overrated beer. The honey completely destroys the bitterness of the hop flavor and is to sweet to enjoy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
severedeer (4) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Very tasty but a little too hoppy to have more then one...will get one at my local bar when in season

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (382) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Really excellent beer. Extreme hop but as smooth as you can possibly get. You wonít find many better.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (1989) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
On tap. Pours cloudy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, mango, peach, vanilla, very pleasant! Taste is big resin and fruit bitter up front followed by a very balanced fruit sweet. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Douberd (2288) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle 355ml at home, poured into a big snifter. ABV 10%. I am drinking this exactly 5 momths old, 21st January bottled, 21st of June drank. Clear body, golden orange in colour, with one finger of slighty off-white head, kind of froathy, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, resin, tropical fruits, light honey, alcohol, even some vanilla. Great taste, grapefruit, tropical fruits, quite bitter, orange peel on the finish, citrus, light alcohol. Medium body, good carbonation, very dry palate. Fantastic, great beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
traviskurowski (21) - - JUL 21, 2014
Great hopsplosion---a wild hop-forward IPA; nothing I've had before seems to pack so much variance into each sip. Draft. Holy Hound taproom, York, PA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Modularman (128) - - JUL 19, 2014
Smell of fruit and caramel. Appearance is murky gold with white head. Taste is sweet fruit with malt backing with very minor bitterness.


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