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RATINGS: 2764   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lovepiwo (4) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Was lucky enough to enjoy a few pints at our fav coffee/beer house. Awesome, look forward to it each year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2015
Classic and highly acclaimed Bells beer, thanks very much Marie for bringing me this bottle from NYC! Medium thick, membranously lacing, pale greyish white, moussy head over a hazy, warm orange blonde beer. Attractive, spicy aroma of toasted onion, cedar needles, mango, overripe papaja with the same kind of subtle ísmokinessí, roasted peanuts, baked banana, acacia honey, gin, hay, gingerbread, dry cake, grapefruit flesh, strawberry wine, almond, white pepper. Vividly fruity onset, mango and papaja again, persimmon, lychee, smooth and sweetish but balanced with a basic kind of sourishness and upcoming bitterness, but subtly so; soft carbo, very supple middle phase with bready and toasted malts mingled with a kind of spicy sweetness very recognizable as being artisanal honey, the kind I remember from childhood, continuing well into the throat; there it is dried by a wave of hops, piney and citrusy retronasally as well as bittering, but relatively softly so and less corrosive than in many other DIPAs. As a result of this play of toasted malts, complexely aromatic and well-bittering but íroundedí hops and honey, the finish is very long and satisfying - adding another dimension to the beer. Alcohol remains very well hidden, except perhaps for a certain gin-like warmth in the back of the throat. I like IIPAs when they are balanced with sweet malts and this one cleverly adds another layer to that with the use of honey. Impressive and very rich American ale (not even labelled by the brewery as a IIPA apparently...).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (5435) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Mikkeller & Friends (Stefansgade), Copenhagen.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, floral, hops, alcohol, grapefruit.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Tropical fruit, citrus, alcohol, grapefruit, malt, pine, a bit floral.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheChad48315 (1) - Shelby Township, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2015 does not count
It doesnít get any better than Bellís Hopslam. Great nose, with a super smooth finish.

   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 (467) - 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 (3416) - 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 (537) - 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 (738) - 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 (370) - 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 (1273) - - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a nice orange color. Aroma and taste are honey, citrus, and some malts.

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