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100
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 2900   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Sephiroth. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a thin white head that faded to a white film after two sips and left a very thin coating of lace after each sip. Very pleasant floral aroma with some notes of citrus as well. I was very happy not to get hit with the usual grapefruit and pine aromas of some uber-hopped beers. The flavor was well balanced between sweet caramel malt and bitter citrusy hops. Sharply bitter, but thankfully not acrid. The alcohol was very well hidden. Well done.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MFootball (11) - USA - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Absolutely amazing. Nice floral hop aroma, with a great smooth taste and hoppy finish (as youíd expect). 10% ABV, and it really kicks you after a couple, but the beer does not have an alcoholy taste. I much prefer this to anything out there (including other Bellís offerings). My favorite beer, hands down.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerrykurl (40) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Beautiful honey color with a 30 second head that laces suprising. The aroma is all peaches. Very bitter but also very refreshing. I could drink this all day.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10961) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Bottle, thanks Acknud! Wow what a beer. Pours a vibrant orange/amber color with a soft white head. Nice lacing. Aromas are hops, honey and more hops. Flavor is grapefruit, some honey, slight malt and more sour citrus. Bitter? Hell yes! But the honey balances this beer to perfection. I wish I had regular access to ALL Bellís beers!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ccoburn (22) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Pours a glowing golden orange with light head around the duvel tulip glass. Aromas of Amber Malt, honey, bitter orange peel, loads of grapefruit and some lemon. Flavor of amber malt and honey perfectly balanced with the hops that sting the bitter palate of the tongue. The bitterness doesnít fade easily. Not much else to say except that this is a wonderful brew.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2008
cheers tom this is a crucial double ipa- pours hazy, rusty, brown orange white foamy head. nose is brilliant, tangerine peach lychee. tastes really bitter, hops, tangerine, citrus, some lemon. big meaty mouthfeel, citrus/ tropical, very excpetional full bodied. length. lemon lime gloriousness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 absolutely love this beer, the aroma is a sweet, honey smell to it, pours with a nice white head that slow dissolves. great hops, flavor is sweet and has a good after taste,, get a nice kick of hops but nothing lasting on the palate, one of my favorite beers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Update - 2008 keg tapped 08/28/2008 Capital Ale House Downtown. Hops not as big in the nose Ė more floral Ė with a bit more bitterness coming through. Still really tastyÖno score change. Clear golden orangish with moderate white head. Citrusy piney american hops dominate aroma backed with some light malt notes. Flavor is moderatly sweet of light malts and spicey citrusy american hop varieties. Medium mouthfeel with just enough bitterness to ballance out malt sweetness. With such high hopping this beer is remarkably drinkable and the alchohol is really stealthy. Everything works together perfectly, absolutely a fantastic beer. Hope they can do it again next year.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2008
Original rate: Big hazy amber. Aroma is minty, highly orangey with some ganja. Bitter body, with lots of great herbal hop notes. Well-balanced. 8-4-8-4-17 = 4.1

Subsequent rate: Hazy golden-amber and what looks like low carbonation. Aroma is minty, slightly herbal, with hints of wood and caramel. Soft body with a slight bit of stickiness. Bitterness is moderate but tempered by a honeyish sweetness. Chewy crystal malts, a hint of herbalness and mandarin. Decent, but thereís a lot of these in the PNW. 7-4-8-4-14 = 3.7

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 7, 2008
Shared with HogTownHarry, Harrys bottle (Thanks Harry!) Light tea colour body, slight off white head. Some alcohol in the nose, pineapple, hops and candyfloss, mmm. Flavour... goodness me! Sticky, maple syrup and slightly acidic quite íearthyí too! What a cracking beer. The alcohol isnít overly evident in the flavour, long bitter finish.


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