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.
What do BeerPals have to say about Bells Hopslam?
"The honey texture, not just the flavor is present in the beer. It leaves that same "spoonful of honey" film on the roof of the mouth and in the back of the throat. Simply beautiful floral hop character that synthesizes divinely with the honey." - jlozier
"Aroma is huge fruity and floral hops along with rather sweet alcoholic notes as well as some slight notes of mild cookies and bisquits as well. " - oh6gdx
"Incredible incredible beer all around. superb aroma of floral and citrus hops, a touch of sweet clover honey in both the aroma and flavor, which also happens to perfectly balance the intense hop flavor and bitterness. what an incredible beer." - slowrunner77
"Fragrant. Aromatic. Redolent. Beautiful deep golden, thin white head, light lace. A full, rich, smooth bite of a kiss. Cordially bitter with concomitant soft sweetness. Luxurious. Citrus and resin. " - pfoxyjohn
"This is such a treat, from the sweet, honey/malt beginning to the piney-grapefruity finish, this is a great imperial IPA. " - ggrumet
"I noticed a slight oak flavor in the finish, similar to the humidor ale/IPA from Cigar City. " - Jabah