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RATINGS: 2621   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jamesthebrit (268) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
A: Nice hints of sweetness. Honey. Floral hops. Perfect balance. A: The perfect looking beer. Bold golden amber. Creamy white head with great lacing and body. T: Perfect and unique balance of taste. A great floral note but also that great sweetness. Alcohol is non existent. Hops hit precise and in the perfect amount. P: Very nice on the palate only losing a point due to a bit of bitterness that lingers a tad too long and dull. Overall this is damn close to the perfect beer. I about got a nut when I was actually able to find it (having moved from Michigan to South Carolina...) and even closer to getting a nut after tasting it again. The balance is unique and expertly crafted. It brings a great honey sweetness that no other IPA has done before (that Iíve had anyway). A hint of malt in there is remarkable given the high ABV as well as the huge hop note. Sits great on the palate. Absolutely amazing.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beer_advocate (3) - - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
By far the best imperial IPA I have had. Itís seasonal so make sure to stock up when itís available!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9552) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2014
@Erzbierschofís 3rd anniversary; 2010 vintage - pours a murky dark orange beer with a little foam left; resiney and piney hoppiness in the aroma, caramelized; full-bodied, rounded and very bitter; very long resiney hoppy aftertaste

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Huge aroma and big frothy head! Grapefruit and pine, wonderful mouthfeel fantastic brew!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (572) - Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2014
A hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is dank resin, floral, and citrus. The flavor is honey, malt, floral, and resin.

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 (181) - 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 (1342) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy dark orange with medium white head. Aroma pine, hops. Taste malt, pine, caramel, hoppy, some honey.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPABevyGuy (38) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 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 (403) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Really excellent beer. Extreme hop but as smooth as you can possibly get. You wonít find many better.


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