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RATINGS: 2754   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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4.6
   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).


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (448) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11612) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours a yellow-orange with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with lots of fresh citrus and pine. Taste follows. Long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Kind of simple but still good.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theillafish (3) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
pours clear amber with white head. definitely more balanced than other ales of this gravity even though the alcohol content is really well hidden. a little sweet on the tongue, more bitter in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbpopp211 (1) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
Too balanced for me, not bad but nothing jumped out fdfkad;lj dkfja;dkk d;lfkflj ;j llkd;fkald jk

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours clear gold with almost no head. Aromas of citrus, fruits and malt. Tastes of citrus, fruits, alcohol and malt. Bitter finish. Full bodied. Great balance. Delicious beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (779) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxifunk777 (20) - California, USA - APR 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2015 A very smooth IPA very refreshing not a hop bomb thankfully. I would drink this any time its available. the more IPAís I try the more I appreciate thisl very enjoyable IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (1825) - , 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.


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