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RATINGS: 2761   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

RunDocRun's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RunDocRun (2) - - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle date of 1/25/12, so nearly 5 months on this one. Poured into pint glass. A - A half finger of fine white head forms. Body is deep honey and amber. Cloudy. Not sure if itís chill haze or the natural appearance of the beer. Retention is decent. Minimal lacing. S - Citrus bomb. Tons of lemon and orange peel. Some sharper resiny and grapefruit notes as well. Grassy, slightly bready, and hints of tropical fruit. T - Malt is noticeable up front. Caramely and sweet. I also get some mango, lemongrass and pine flavor toward the front. Slightly more tangy, spicy and bitter toward the middle. Bitterness really takes hold on the sides and back of the tongue, but doesnít destroy my palate. Juicy, hoppy, and lemony finish. What I feel sets this DIPA apart, though, is its incredible balance. There is a definite smooth malty backbone that holds its own all the way through the finish. M - Medium-to-thick body. However, it is most definitely not syrupy and cloying. The finish is quite clean semi dry. Incredibly refreshing for such a big beer. Boozy warmth is just barely noticeable. Overall - The guys and gals at Bellís should be congratulated on this one. I can tell a lot of careful thought went into selecting the ingredients for this beer (rather than just chucking a ton of different hops into a strong pale ale base).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2015
First off, let me say I am not an IPA guy, and this is AWESOME!!! Pours a off/hazy yellow/amber color. Great head, carbonation, and lacing. Smells of strong (various) citrus and pine trees. Tastes very piney and grassy, with a hint of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
youdictategood (434) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a hazy honey yellow with a small white head. Good bit of honey in the aroma along with floral hops and some pine resin. Taste is more or less the same - honey up front, resin in the finish. Hides the ABV well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle at April Tasting in Belgrade. Finally got a bottle, and we are in Serbia to enjoy it. Rich clear gold, thick ring foam. Deep beery hop aroma. Bitter honey, dry, strong alc. Balances, and is very sharp. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (271) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 1/26/2012 bottle consumed on 2/10/2012. Orange amber body. Quite clear. Not much of a head, but it sticks nicely to the glass and leaves some wisps on the surface. Citrusy from a distance (literally, from a few feet away), but itís got a dose of pine as I smell it more. Great aroma. A lot of sweetness behind it. Caramel and booze. The hop flavor delivers in the front. Itís a huge wave of hops that recedes as dramatically as it hits. The citrus gives way to pine, much in the way of the aroma, which gives way to a hefty malt and honey sweetness. Not cloying and not even all that sweet, but itís amazing how much the hops disappear. It still tastes pretty damn good, but not like the best IPAs out there. The finish is boozy and slightly bitter. After the hops drop off, the booze is pretty evident. Thereís an astringency presumably from the fermented honey. Itís not really bitter, either, but still the bitterness is one of the only flavors that lingers. I used to think this beer was the beeís knees of IPAs, but having had far more interesting hop profile IPAs, this one hasnít quite risen to its lofty heights as of late. Definitely not one of those "It was better last year" people, but I feel my appreciation for it has changed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells piney and citrusy. Medium sharp carbonation with very light foam. Taste is all piney grassy hops. Aftertaste is 15-30 seconds and the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours clear golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, pineapple, oranges and honey Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish pine, honey and easy drinking, canít taste the alcohol. I hope to taste it fresh some day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a nice orange color. Aroma and taste are honey, citrus, and some malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2397) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
powerful and every bit an ipa with some fruit and hazy butter in the flavor pattern. malt near the finish in sugar but strong in ipa at the finish. complex with lighter broomstraw malt which can be a detriment to this style as so many look for a surface scratcher in this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (763) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
MrOrla Meets Shaun Hill. Hazy ornage with a white head. Aroma, is hopforward, grapefruit, herbal, malts, and sweet.Taste is the same, tho with some citrus, decent bitternes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
C4PAF pre-tasting. Hazy orange with a small white head. Classic hoppy aroma, with lots of grapefruit, some pine and peach, and a little bready malt. Sweetish juicy hop flavour, bready malt, a herbal note, and a heavy bitter finish. A touch of alcohol heat.

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