Sarlacc83 (2173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, drunk on the day I purchased it from Belmont Station. Itís rather fun that I can get this in PDX now; if only because it stopped me having to trade for it in order to get the top 50 tick.
A: Pours a brilliant gold that settles into a cloudy orange. Firm, pure white head. Lacing.
N: Pine, grapefruit, soap, honey, earthiness, orange zest, white peppercorns, very herbal and cedar-like. Medicinal.
T: Heavily bitter, sweet.
M: Medium body, resinous, substantially alcoholic, crisp carbonation.
O: Itís disappointing. Still. Iíve had this multiple times and never been all that impressed, but Iíd hope that getting it in a can, fairly fresh, would really give it a boost. It does drink pretty easy, but Iíd take a Sticky Hands over this all day every day.
DrSteveBrule (50) - - JAN 26, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep pale with hints of orange and a thick, pillowy foam. Strong grassy hop aroma. The silky mouthfeel hits you before the flavor does. Tastes of smooth, clean malt and strong bitterness that lingers. The hop bill I've seen for this seems to be very diverse but the flavors aren't as muddled as that. Great sipping beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MetalNHopHead (1742) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 26, 2017
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bellís Hopslam is one of those beers that transcends categories. Itís more than just a good representative of its style. More than just a good beer. Itís a goddamn piece of art. Is it an intensely hoppy ale that showcases six aggressive Pacific American cones? Is it an approachable brew? Somehow, itís both. Honey and orange blossom aromas. Caramel and honey flavors form the malty backbone while floral, citrusy hops come out in full force. For being a hop-forward beer at 10%, it shouldnít be beautiful, so perfectly balanced. Yet, it is. Itís a grown-up, sophisticated rendition of the Imperial IPA.
RLiddell (129) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2017
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2017 version poured from a can. I have always been a huge fan of Hopslam and always look forward to its release. However, this beer could be called just Slam, because the hops have gone completely missing. Try as I might, I had difficulty picking up even the faintest hint of hops. The beer is overly sweet and again, no hop character. Iím hoping I just received a bad batch, because this yearís reality didnít match my memories.
fiery_1 (681) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml can @ Mattís. Pours a clear golden colour with a thin white head. Nose is pine, citrus, and floral notes. Flavour is sweet malty floral bouquet.
mikeymike (67) - Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2017 12 oz can. Pours clear straw gold with a three finger head. Aroma is pine, citrus, and floral. Taste is a sweet floral bouquet with a semi-dry/astringent finish. Mouthfeel is effervescent across the tongue with a medium-thin body. Overall, this is the DIPA that drew me to hoppy beer years ago, and because of that it still holds a special place in my heart. While it is still an excellent brew that I chase every year, it isnít as good as some of the newer DIPAs on the market. There needs to be some more bitterness in the taste, and more hops on the nose for such a big beer.
ehaak26 (365) - - JAN 23, 2017
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Pazzoís. Aroma of fruit and floral hops thatís well balanced with malt. Dangerously drinkable for a 10%.
Bricks (1074) - Delaware, USA - JAN 21, 2017
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average appearance... though the aroma and smell far exceed it. Very smooth, floral, malty, hoppy goodness.
Hopper8 (95) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a solid IPA. Itís nice to have an IPA that offers something different than other IPAís. The honey balances and pronounces the hop varieties present in the beer. It is very pleasant.
zvikar (5681) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow orange, small head, aroma of onion, fruity, mandarina, marmalade, flavor of mandarina, marmalade, caramel, bitter, medium bodied.