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RATINGS: 2732   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours bright orange with floaties and resilient white head. The aroma is piney hops all over the place with hints of lemon meringue pie and ritz crackers. The flavor also has a bunch of piney hops, over malts like toast and crackers and a noticeable alcohol warmth. The finish is bittersweet like grapefruit juice and leaves a warm, woody aftertaste that leaves a lingering tingling sensation on my gums. Tasty brew, this.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (592) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
This must be getting easier to find, because I finally found some. It couldnít possibly live up to all the hype, but having said all that, it is undeniably very good. It pours bright, amber orange; the head is average and fades to a bit of lace. The aroma is complex. Floral and grassy hops, citrus, rye, and I think some of that honey show up in the nose. The flavor is all big, bright, strong hops up front. The rich, sweet malt comes through at the end. The honey is not a big presence in the flavor, itís mostly there in the smell. This isnít one of my favorite IPAs, I wonít go out of my way to buy it again and I wonít pay ridiculous prices for it. But I have to admit, itís a fine beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (1793) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Fruity, sweet and floral fragrance. Well hopped, sweet and floral flavor. Quite so heavy bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long while. Delicious beer but give it a medium ranking anyway. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (796) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to kraddel, thanks alot sit! Also thanks to tderoeck for arranging it to be in my hands. Looking forward to trying this beauty. Pours orange with a small head that dissolves quickly. Cheesy, some grapefruit, mango. Smell is quite dissappointing I must say. Fortunately the taste is sooo much better. Exotic fruits and bitterness, evenly balanced by a big bodied malty, sweet base. It's a good thing I'm not getting the honey out of this, because I hate honey. Good beer, but I'd take Pliny or Heady any day.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Finally can get this in so cal. Bev mo I think spouse got it. Perfect IPA with out crashing in on palate, big grapefruit notes in aroma and taste. Some little toffee, mostly hops, awesome brew

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GrinchY2K (6) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Doesnt get much better than this. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Had strong fresh green leafy hoppiness aroma with orange peels. Sticky. Tastes of oranges, caramel, floral, with a grapefruit finish. Smooth and way too easy to drink. Alcohol content well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peterschreurs (70) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
On tap. Served a copper color with a nice head and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, bit of pine with atouch of malt sweetness and hint of herbs. Taste of grapefruit, malt, caramel sweetness and nice touch of honey. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, a solid hop feel without being over powering. Very well balanced, a rich feel that is not found in most beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asceticbrewer (58) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2015
12oz to tulip. Pours a dark golden orange with a thick yellowish off white head. Aroma is dank, tropical fruits, and hop bitterness. Taste is dank bitterness, with a crisp semi-piney bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mintzmeet (297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Mmm smells like a bouquet of hoppy chronicky flowers. Wow. This has got quite a kick. Bitter. Nice and floral.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1242) - Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy, bright orange with white head. Aroma is very citrusy, lemons, grapefruit, tart. Taste is highly bitter throughout, medium bodied, medium carbonation, long lingering bitter finish, very hop forward beer. Overall, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (237) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at bells. Good sweet grassy scent. Not a ton of hips in the aroma. Looks stunning. Tastes hoppy and sweet at the same time. Aftertaste is not bitter. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for such a big DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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