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RATINGS: 2780   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mambossa (214) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2016
2016 Can. Pours a gently hazed bright orange with an appreciable head, leaning towards the modest size. Syrupy nose like wading through a purťe of mango and tangerine, each and every stonefruit, pineapple, some grassiness, and of course a bit of booze. Flavor of some heavy citrus rind, vegetal lemongrass, tropical purťe, silky but perpendicular honey texture and sweet grassiness. Easy body and finish for 10%. Bit of a sweet stale grassy linger. I know this is an annual affair and a hot commodity, but...Iím not certain why. Itís far too syrupy and fruity. Maybe some pine or floral/herbal elements to cut through and balance. Iím not trying to seem like "that asshole", but take a step back from the hype and it can become easy to see that youíve had some DIPAs much more unique and enjoyable than this. Hate to be that guy, but I guess I have to be that guy for this brew.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (182) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
12oz can. Pours orangish hazy with thick off white head. Aroma is Citrus, Pine and Resin. Taste is sweet fruity citrus pine with a sweet grapefruit pine finish. Iíd never guess it was 10%. Well balanced and very hoppy. It was definitely worth the chase.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madelfonatree (299) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2016
January 20, 2016 enjoyed February 6, 2016 in a Hopslam tulip. Look - I overpoured. Head is white and medium to large bubbled. Body is murky orange. There is a lot of lacing. Smell - Musty. Honey. Grapefruit. Taste - Musty. Lemon. Grapefruit. Honey. Malt. Sweet. Orange. Feel - Santana and Rob Thomas Smooth. There is no alcohol. Watery at that. Overall - Would I rather have a Floyds? Yes. Would I rather have a Hoof Hearted? Yes. If I was a fifty year old that drank beer by the pack each day, this would be my go to. Honey and mustiness balance the malt so well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (257) - - FEB 5, 2016
Aromas of papaya, cantaloupe and honeydew melons, then crackery malts and floral hops. Taste is pine needles, papaya, red grapefruit, and cracker malts with pepper. Finish has pine resin.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMeHo (1) - lake villa, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Aromas of white pine , blue spruce, douglas fur, and other Pacific conifers. Sweet scent of dole pinapple.. freshly sliced, not canned. Mouthfeel is velvety, similar to meringue.. but smoother, like whipped cream. Notes of bubblegum, green crack marijuana.. the nose is enveloped by the woodsy, piney smell of a lumber dept. at Home Depot. Overall, a very well balanced, tasty rendition of the Double IPA, with an Imperial IPA finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LizardKing (5) - East Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Without a doubt the best ale I have ever had! Have to get some more before my store runs out!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
justinhood7 (1) - - FEB 4, 2016 does not count
Definitely the one of the most drinkable %10 beers I've had. I'm not sure it's worth all the hoopla or the $16 price point either.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dankerickson (5) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
Soooo good. Citrusy sweetness compliments 10% ABV ... Such a dangerously delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrandNewBrew (15) - - JAN 29, 2016
Aroma of sweet honey and hops. Canít imagine the taste getting much better, itís so well balanced but does seem like thereís a crispness thatís missing in the flavor and mouthfeel. Otherwise a fantastic beer

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
realtree2 (6) - Ishpeming, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
Best version in a while. Aroma is dank and piney. Body is spot on, not too heavy not too light. Great flavor and finish. Get it this year for sure!


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