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RATINGS: 2777   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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4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxcoinage (26) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
12oz bottle into snifter. Dark golden brew with a little head, great lacing. Aroma is kind of weak but I?m getting a bit of floral and hops. Mouthfeel is a medium carb. Taste is sweet to start , the honey somewhat noticeable, then the hops really hit you with a strong bitter finish. Great DIPA


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (254) - - 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 (13) - - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (124) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Poured from can bottled on 1/21/16. Pours copper with a thin, clingy head. Aroma is citrus fruits, upfront pine, stone and just a hint of something mildly earthy. Taste has the aforementioned honey sweetness at the forefront, fading into a nice bitter backbone and finishes with a resiny mouthfeel and a faint alcohol "bite". Very good when very fresh; had another one a couple years back that was 3 or 4 months old and it was nothing like this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
libertine (336) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2016 Pours an orange amber with a thick white head that turns into thick soapy lacing. Aroma has notes of stonefruit and tropical fruit,honey with some piney resin. Flavor is much the same but the sweetness of the honey is far more present.. Full Body. Heavy carbonation. creamy texture with a lastiing bitter finish. Just got a case of this after never trying it and every beer seems to be better than the last. This is worth the hype.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fataldegree (11) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Clean, crisp, golden-orange, fresh out of can on day of delivery in my area. Aroma is powerful, bright citrus and pine. Flavor comes off a little more piney and bitter citrus; some sweetness balanced in well and not at all cloying. A seasonal powerhouse as usual


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