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RATINGS: 2849   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 20, 2013
Draft in a snifter. Pours a clear, deep gold that appears almost syrupy, with very little head. Aromas of grapefruit and, as was no surprise, honey. Simply put, Hopslam smells heavenly. Full bodied and sticky in the mouthfeel, the initial taste is citrus with a distinctive hop bitterness, but it quickly fades to pleasant sweetness. The high alcohol content is masked by the other flavors, so I can see how easy it would be to drink two or three before the ďslamĒ hits! Itís a perfect example of why itís important to know what youíre getting into before you start! Overall, Hopslam is a surprisingly balanced DIPAóone which doesnít rely on an over-the-top bombardment of hops but secures its remarkability through a perfect, palate-pleasing amalgam of all components. This beer lives up to its reputation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeymike (47) - Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ehaak26 (259) - - JAN 23, 2017
On tap at Pazzoís. Aroma of fruit and floral hops thatís well balanced with malt. Dangerously drinkable for a 10%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (1043) - Delaware, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Average appearance... though the aroma and smell far exceed it. Very smooth, floral, malty, hoppy goodness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopper8 (73) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2017
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5559) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2016
Yellow orange, small head, aroma of onion, fruity, mandarina, marmalade, flavor of mandarina, marmalade, caramel, bitter, medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RodeaGueuze (11) - - JUL 19, 2016
I can see why this is a hoppy beer drinkers favorite. Golden Pour with a one inch white head. decent lacing.. Piney citrus smell and taste. Great smooth finish! canít wait to finish these off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gmku (300) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016 In my hop-addled head, I sometimes confuse this with Sierra Nevadaís Hoptimum, which, of course, is an entirely other thing. This here is dryer, and, while no less potent or hoppy than Hoptimum, nevertheless focuses less on the resin of the hops, to my taste. Since I mention Hoptimum, and while I know comparisons of this kind are rather odious, I will say that my preference between the two is for the more stickier resin-focused Hoptimum. Nevertheless, a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (370) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2016
Geproefd tijdens IPA/Sour proeverij, blik uitgeschonken in Struise BD proefglazen. Oranjekleurig, licht troebel bier, met een medium hoge witte schuimkraag. Zeer hoppige aromaís, met fruitige notities van grapefruit en mandarijnen, florale notities, sterk aroma van pijnboom, dennennaalden en hars. Het smaakpallet is inderdaad prachtig gebalanceerd tussen groene hopbitters en zacht zoete honingachtige invloeden, verder ook citrusfruit, accenten van grapefruit, mandarijn en steenvruchten als perzik en abrikozen. De groene hopbitters blijven echter de boventoon voeren. De carbonatie is vrij sterk, de alcohol is heel goed verborgen, de afdronk is droog hopbitter met een finish van dennenhars. Na de Two Hearted Ale, is deze Double IPA van Bells ook weer bijzonder smaakvol. Een van de betere bieren in deze stijl.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (2395) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
So good. Pours orange with some frothy head and lacingZ nose is fruity and bitter. Flavours is fruity and and grapefruit and tons of citrus. Taste big bitter light sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one huge bitter hoppy bastard.

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