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Belvidere Big IPA - Rock Art Brewery

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Belvidere Big IPABelvidere Big IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

185 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We brewed this one because we just can't get enough of those hops. IPA's seem to be a great choice any time of the year. They have a great malt flavor and hop profile, just what a beer connoisseur is looking for. We decided to give this one a bit more hops.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-07-2009)
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Yetiman420

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a 22 oz bottle with a fellow ba.

Pours a dark hazy copper with very little light tan head.

Malty aroma with some hop resin. More hop aroma when swirled.

Balanced beer and I prefer unbalanced to the hoppy side.
Random thin lacing. A double India pale that drinks like a barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 18:58:04 | More by Yetiman420
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A purchase from my April 19-21 trip for the 4th Anniversary of Lawson's. Bought at the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski on Easter Sunday.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Tree House tulip.

a: Translucent deep orange with a half finger thick white head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Surprisingly little.

t: Strong pineyish hop bite up front over a solid malt base. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue. Bitterness builds.

m: Medium with good body.

o; A good DIPA,. Nothing particularly distinguished about the hop profile, but Belvidere is a pretty muscular example of the style. The lack of bottling dates makes it difficult to say how fresh this was, but I know it is at least a month old so the hop profile is not what it once was. I did not get the citrus flavors that others have noted.

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Belvidere Big IPA from Rock Art Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.