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RATINGS: 2874   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Half pint on tap. Pours rusty orange with 1 finger head. Aroma hits you in the face of grapefruit and hops hops hops. Very complex and the malt addition balances this double IPA nicely. Great beer ----Hophaze out


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anova167 (354) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Beautiful orange pour out of the can with a thick white head that coated the glass. Huge dank aroma with grapefruit. Almost astringent. Flavor is initially very fruity, maybe a hint of berry, followed by big grapefruit bitterness. Finishes dry and fruity. A great one

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gottone (2) - - FEB 12, 2017 does not count
Poured Super Bowl Sunday from 12 oz. can; thanks Total Wine! Aroma (not overpowering) of pine and citrus, slightly dark straw color with small amount of foam. Taste is out of the park good; the honey tamps down the hops and thatís the main taste, but again not overpowering some malt body and some alcohol. A dangerous 10 % beer, would not recommend having 2 or more at a time for sure! A wonderful example of a double IPA and for me, a top 3 commercially made best beer on earth! Round up score to 4.8!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egg (316) - USA - FEB 11, 2017
Slightly hazy amber with a soft white head. Nose is classic dipa. Orange, copper, floral. Taste is orange, spice, pine, resin, booze, floral, burnt citrus. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (560) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Little thin but then once you let it set in the hop punch really lets go. A bit of botanicals and sweetness. Itís a bit disappointing considering the elusiveness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stephen57 (32) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Bought 6 pack 12oz cans(18.99 plus tax) @ Krogerís grocery store in Midlothian,Va on 2/8/17. Surprised to find it there! Poured a deep golden color and right away the hops and sweet honey came out! Very very subdued beer with the hops coming across your tongue in stages and the honey rounding out the edges! Very balanced with the malts lying underneath but noticeable! Not smack it your face as the name suggests! Otherwise a Great IPA!! Only setback is the price point - 18.99!!! There are other IPAíS for less. Bellís has to consider that other beers has past this beer! GGreat beer but time has caught up! 1st time drinking this and even I know this!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2879) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Poured from 32 oz. "Crowler" can. Clear, honey-cold with a 4-finger off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of mango, peaches, tangerine, pineapple, honey, forest duff and floral hops. Taste of tangerine, peaches, pineapple, resin, mangos, caramel, cloves and floral hops. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation with a silky mouthfeel. Fruity, complex and delicious. Each sip brings more flavor to explore. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
copestx (164) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2017
Encinitas w Bri. Can. Peach, mango, honey, resin. Sweet and well-balanced, not a hop bomb. Super smooth, canít taste the 10%. Lots of hype and it comes close to living up to it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2017
12 oz can(s) from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Clear golden appearance with a fluffy, lacy white head. Aroma of piney/zesty/juicy hops, grapefruit, resin, earth, toasted malt and a touch of honey. Similar flavor, adding moderate hop bitterness and balanced by a mild malt sweetness. Medium to full body with a resinous, slight boozy finish. Good, but overrated.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1617) - - FEB 3, 2017
Can. Floral hop aroma with notes of grapefruit, stone fruit and a touch of honey. Pours clear honey-golden colored with a large soapy off white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with grapefruit hop citrus as well as notes of stone fruit. Finishes dry with floral hop bitterness coating the palate with a bit of honey cutting through the hops for a bit of sweetness. Delicious IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_queue (121) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Packaged 01/23/17; 10 days old at time of sampling. Pours gold with a thick white head. Pretty muted nose; only a bit of floral/piney hops coming thru. Flavors arrival with a big hop kicks, full of floral hops. Moves on to a citrus fruit & caramel/honey sweetness. Finishing off with heat from booze and lingering piney hop bitterness. Substantial body with medium carbonation. Overall, its hop profile is lacking in complexity and strength but has a good amount of sweetness; canít deny that itís a super delicious DIPA, tho. I just expected much more from this legendary brew and was a bit disappointed.


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