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RATINGS: 2904   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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4.6
RunDocRun (2) - - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle date of 1/25/12, so nearly 5 months on this one. Poured into pint glass. A - A half finger of fine white head forms. Body is deep honey and amber. Cloudy. Not sure if itís chill haze or the natural appearance of the beer. Retention is decent. Minimal lacing. S - Citrus bomb. Tons of lemon and orange peel. Some sharper resiny and grapefruit notes as well. Grassy, slightly bready, and hints of tropical fruit. T - Malt is noticeable up front. Caramely and sweet. I also get some mango, lemongrass and pine flavor toward the front. Slightly more tangy, spicy and bitter toward the middle. Bitterness really takes hold on the sides and back of the tongue, but doesnít destroy my palate. Juicy, hoppy, and lemony finish. What I feel sets this DIPA apart, though, is its incredible balance. There is a definite smooth malty backbone that holds its own all the way through the finish. M - Medium-to-thick body. However, it is most definitely not syrupy and cloying. The finish is quite clean semi dry. Incredibly refreshing for such a big beer. Boozy warmth is just barely noticeable. Overall - The guys and gals at Bellís should be congratulated on this one. I can tell a lot of careful thought went into selecting the ingredients for this beer (rather than just chucking a ton of different hops into a strong pale ale base).


3.8
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with tropical fruit. Summer fruit and grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with summer fruit and light malt backing. Honey slightly noticeable.

3.9
elbernays (1475) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2017
Can shared. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is honey, sugar, candy floss. I would imagine this is a bit older as hops have died a bit. Flavour is a thick caramel sweet with a wet honey finish. Smooth and still a good beer.

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benpickens (504) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Pours gold with a frothy white head that holds well; rich passion and mango fruit aromas; oily and bitter palate with a nice finish. My favorite DIPA.

3.8
ttutony (918) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Potent resinous hop aroma. Syrupy rich mouthfeel. Caramel malt sweetness goes well against the hop bitterness. More resinous and herbal hop flavors on the palate

4.2
dnstone (3385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Hazed golden with a sudsy white head. Fantastic hop complexity, almost a sweet and sour aroma. Sweet with a medium body, sticky hop intensity and a bite of a bite at the end. Notes: cans from VA.

3.5
phranq (174) - - APR 15, 2017
Sweet pineapple in the nose. Boozy bite with a mix of sweet abd bitter honey. Slightly bitter finish. Can def tell its north of 10%..

3.6
markextrae (4410) - AlingsŚs, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2017
can shared by a friend. poured a light amber colour with a slight off head. nose of light caramel malts, citrus, sweet honey notes, pine, bitter hops. peel, and light orange. taste is sweet honey, malts, pine, and chewy full mouthfeel. alcohol is hidden. but expected more

3.7
KansaiBeerLvrs (5090) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2017
Cheers to Nevitt for sharing this, I am glad I got a small dab as I was curious to try it after hearing rave reviews though by the time I tasted it I was deep into a tasting so take my review with a grain of salt. Can. Very nice copper color with a filmy white head. The aroma is white pepper and stone fruit. Yeasty, boozy but good.

3.9
skiatd1 (47) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2017
From can- served in snifter bought in California bottle shop Aroma- hoppy with element of sour Appearance- cloudy Taste-tart, hoppy, bitter. Not one of my favorite DIPAs. Compared to heady topper less hop aroma, more bitter, less waves of hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
AXL72 (96) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2017
Can at home. Pours clear amber with a quite thick white head. Citrus, pine, honey and floral notes. Very well hidden ABV, but itís very sweet as well...way to sweet for me. And I donít really like honey.


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