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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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4.6
   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).


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 (2285) - 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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