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100
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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common

on tap
available

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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle - Looks like sweet tea with a moderately thick white head. You can smell the citrus hop aroma a foot away from the glass. A hop monster. First taste is of fresh citrus and alcohol followed by crushing bitterness. Perfect carbonation and nice mouthfeel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beeroness (2) - USA - FEB 4, 2007 does not count
What can I say? I adore this beer. Had it from the bottle. Great rocky head. Glorious nose: Grapefruit, pineapple and orange-peel. In the mouth it was perfectly effervescent and ever so slightly oily. Pleasantly resinous and dare I say seductive? Massive hops well balanced against sweet malts. I donít want to gush but I could drink this anytime.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Wow, this is a great brew.I take back what I said about beagle haveing a midwest bias against Stone 10th. Stone couldnít hold this brews hop sack. Very hoppy nose, that transfers nicely to the taste. I LOVE the maltiness in this brew. The perfect finish. again, a great brew sent by beaglemac :highfuckingfive:

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Good malt and floraly hops balance with a dry, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 re-rate 17Feb2010 This bottle poured a clear golden color and Iím really impressed on how the honey balances the hops. rating moved fm 3.8 to 4.1 -------& to tever for this beer. It pours an opaque honey color. And, to the shock of no one, the flavor and aroma are.... Hoppy. but there is some balance to this beer, itís not just a hop assault.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Double IPA doesnt even do this one justice. Intense hoppy aroma and flavor to mellow out the strong bitterness as noted by the commercial description. Hopslam indeed, but an enjoyable one. Pretty good overall balance, but I think I could only handle one of these a night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (3077) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle from Sprinkle. Light amber pour. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Kind of fruity as well. SWeet hoppy flavors. Unlike the type of 2IPAs Iget out west. Well balanced with just a little too much sweet. Alcohol is very well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Hops slam (my) bell.
Sell hops balm (to me).
Hops (as big as an) Elm (squash my) balls.
Smell lab hops.
(Huge) hop slab smell.

In unity, "lo has kilo" (of hops).
Thanks Illinois.

Bless (the) hop mall!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9970) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
12oz bottle from Artusory. This orange-colored ale poured with a decent white head, eliciting a floral hoppy aroma. One can taste all 70 IBUs, yet the bitterness is not overwhelming due to just the right mix of maltiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2007
12 oz bottle courtesy of hopdog. Hazy pale golden-orange beer with a thick white head. Heavy layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Fresh orange aroma, lemon and grapefruit citrus as well. There is also a floral/fruity flavour in this as well. Fresh pine and spruce sweetness. There is also a lightly caramelly maltiness that adds a sweet touch to all of the juicy hops. Flavour is very hoppy, sweet grapefruit, orange and apple sweetness hiding behind all of the tropical orange/mango/pineapple hops. The alcohol is barely noticeable except as a cooling sensation. Awesome.


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