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RATINGS: 2880   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 Aroma of pine, citrus, a dash of honey, and caramel malt. Big, bold, but balanced flavor of honey, alcohol, hops, and grass. Almost umami in the aftertaste. Lived up to most of the hype, I would say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
balloonbuffoon (24) - - FEB 25, 2017
From a 12floz can (01.16.17 canning date) purchased as a single for $5 (St. Louis area and have had on a number of other occasions in years past - bottle and draft), to an oversized snifter. An earthy orange nose accents the cloudy glow of this beer contents. I can tell this is pretty fresh, since this becomes bit of a sweet syrup bomb with some age (still very good IMO). It has a full palate with a dominate semi-sweet grapefruit flavor. The bitterness tends to linger in the mouth, which may compliment certain food pairings. What these pairings may be, I donít know. Overall very good. Yet something I donít get too worked up about, and get when it presents itself at the appropriate time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbethea (6) - Summerfield, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2017 does not count
Been hearing about this for a long time before I was able to find the last can at a local ABC. Truly delicious DIPA. If u really love this I would reccomend trying Twist of Cane from Tomoka Brewing if u can get it in your area. Hopslam is maybe a little more complex with the honey while ToC is sweetened with sugar but has a better, fizzier mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MCShann (11) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2017
While this is not the beer for me, I can see why so many are drawn to it. Well crafted and superbly balanced. Hoppy from front to back!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (1096) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Nice great pine citrus sawdust aroma. Slightly hazy gold frothy creamy head. Nice acidic bitterness mellowed by the ultra creamy head. Leaves a lasting bitter stain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Great balance. Pours an orange color with a foamy white head. Notes of oranges, caramel, fresh air, brown sugar, and citrus rind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenrikO (35) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Rated the í17 release on two occasions, once when the beer was about 3 weeks old, another time at 6 weeks old. Aroma is heavy resin, medicinal, herbal, not as strong as last year if memory serves. Beautiful clear dark amber color, thin head that remains. Taste is hoppy cough syrup (in a good way), citrus, earthy, pretty noticeable honey, boozy, ends on a strong aromatic (spicy?) bitterness. I remember last yearís being more hop forward but still one of my absolute favourite beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anova167 (355) - 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

   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!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egg (324) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (566) - 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.

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