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RATINGS: 2904   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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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4.1
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2009 Strong fruit, pine and citrius aroma. This beer punches the tongue with bitterness and it hangs on for a long dry finish. A fantastic lively double IPA

3.9
chindong (10) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2008
A well balanced DIPA, but I wanted it to be more bitter than it was. The honey really does balance the beer well.

4.2
Shag (2981) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Orange color with a minimal soapy head. Aroma is oranges, pine, candi yams, and perfume. The flavor is rather bitter with some caramel, pine, oranges, brown sugar. Overall this is a good beer.

3.9
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Batch 8278. This Imperial IPA pours a medium copper amber color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, nice lacing with good retention. The aroma is floral hops with some honey and some orange blossom. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and grapefruity. Lots of orange blossom flavors. They balance the hop bitterness very nicely. Guess I am too used to west coast double IPAs, but I want a little more hop profile. The mixture works well here, and this is a tasty beer, but if I had to taste it blind I would never guess itís a Imperial IPA. A lot of that is due to the fact it hides the 10% alcohol very well. Very drinkable, and if the alcohol was a little lower would be a nice session ale. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.2
jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2008
This one was very interesting. I love hops and this beer certainly packs them in, but the addition of honey was a pleasant treat. It really helped balance the hop bitterness with the sweetness from the honey. The 10% was well disguised. This one was delicious!

4.3
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured copper in color with a large sticky beige head which left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of strong citrus hops. floral and sweet honey. Taste is of strong citrus hops with a considerable amount of spice and bite to it. The taste is fairly sweet with caramel and honey as well. This is quite a nice double IPA and its outstanding very fresh.

4.8
jthg (86) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 My nose goes straight to the cup on this beer. Wow!!! Hops right in the face! Fresh, somewhat spicy citrus hops! Not complicated. Just right dab in the nose! As I pull it away, I noticed it is a little hazy. This think this is due to a protein haze. Although, personally, appearance means little to me on beers - it is all about taste - this site forces me to rate this beer low in this category. I take a another wiff of this beer. Is is Columbus? Crystal? Amarillo? Or.... did they dry hop with summit?! I pour a little beer into my mouth. My brains jumps to memories of a homebrew club meetings in Blacksburg - "Hop Juice" and then to Old Dominion double IPA with Summit. Saying this beer is "great" would be an insult. The hops are balanced through the entire beer. Not bitter at all. Just good floral/citrus throughout the taste. The beer ends with nothing - just a clean freshing fresh taste in the mouth. Hmmm... if only Bellís made a hop toothpaste... :-) Great beer. One of my favorite of all times!

4.1
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
Pours a lovely slightly hazy orange with a good head with nice lace but poor retention. Aroma is very, very sweet malt with nice fragrant oily hops and some alcohol, reminds me of orange muscat dessert wine. Tastes very nice - very sweet indeed, with lots of strong oily astringent hops and just a tad too much alcohol with a citrus life-saver note in the finish. Great carbonation, nice and light frothy body. This is a monster of an IPA in terms of alco-burn, but a bit tamer and better balanced than most when the hops come into play. Surprisingly sweet, very dangerously drinkable. Many thanks to TheCheeseMan for the trade!

4
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber cloudy body with a thin clinging hop filled aroma head. Aroma is shooting out of this glass of floral hoppiness, honey, citrus fruit. Flavor is a pure hop bomb that has nice notes of honey, pine, and citrus. This is great.

3.9
BeerFanDan17 (1107) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Very good hoppy IPA. I expected a bit more intense of a hop experience here like a 120 Dogfish or the equivalent. Nonetheless, Bellís did well with a nice blend of hops, good strength, and a flavor that isnít overly citrusy--and may even be sweet.


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