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Belvidere Big IPA - Rock Art Brewery

Belvidere Big IPABelvidere Big IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%


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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Reviews by brewtus:
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brewtus

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up on a trip to Killington, we don't get it in columbus and I couldn't turn down a local double IPA.

Poured unto a wine glass from 22oz bottle. Pours orange with a single finger white head that sticks to the side if the glass.

Smells hoppy, bready, citrus, typical IPA smells but nothing stands out really.

Taste isn't as hoppy as I expected but the hops were prevelant immediatly. Has a well balanced malt flavor but doesn't taste like an imperial or double really. I get a lot if citrus and grapefruit. I get some peanut taste too.

Overall this was alright. It's very easy drinking and tastes more like an American Pale Ale. It very average.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:41:48 | More by brewtus
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Belvidere Big IPA from Rock Art Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.