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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

199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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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marshmeli

New York

2.25/5  rDev -40%

09-23-2013 21:03:13 | More by marshmeli
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claspada

New Jersey

2.42/5  rDev -35.5%

Aroma is quite inviting; boat load of grapefruit and floral hops. No malt profile from the nose.

The taste is crazy amounts of west coast citrus and piney hops. I was quite surprised based on the ratings because they indicated this would be more east coat centric. Way way way too bitter for my preference. Honestly i had too pass this along to a friend to finish because it is way too hoppy and bitter. Flavors have a subtle background of grainy biscuit malt but not enough to be overly identifiable. Way way way too bitter IMO.

Overall I appreciate Rock Art's attempt to make a "different style beer here but this misses huge in my opinion. I can barely consume half of the 22 oz that i purchased because of the horrendous bitterness, gross. I would rather chew on a lemon.

12-04-2010 03:46:03 | More by claspada
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MaineMike

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

12-18-2011 16:08:41 | More by MaineMike
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erlenmeyer

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

08-19-2012 01:04:37 | More by erlenmeyer
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.58/5  rDev -31.2%

Pours a clear reddish hue with lots of bubbles although hardly any head. Spotty lacing.

Big and malty. Lots of citrus hops do shine through, but the caramel sweetness prevails.

Starts off with just a twist of citrus. Quickly enveloped by sweet caramel malts and finishes with a weird grassy metallic flavor. Very offputting.

For as sweet as this is, it somehow has hardly any mouthfeel although carbonation levels are good.

Swing and a miss for me. Off flavors and no body. The metallic aftertaste made it impossible to get through the bomber.

03-26-2012 21:20:40 | More by jmarsh123
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -28%

Thanks to GoSox8787 for sending me a bottle of Rock Art Belvidere Big IPA as an extra in a recent trade.

The beer is a burnished copper amber color, darker than I would've expected, this is more of what I expect from an imperial amber. The head is very minimal a fair bit of sticky lacing, but virtually no cap of foam even with a rough pour. The beer smells very malty (too malty) with the hops very subdued and just a hint of soapy hops. The beer tastes very, very sweet up front--almost cotton candy sweet. Then there is a bit of medicinal and herbal bitterness that finishes with an astringent resinous bitterness. This is a little too syrupy for me and I would prefer a DIPA with more fresh, C-hop citrusy, floral, fruity flavor and much less of the heavy, piney notes, especially in the finish.

06-29-2011 02:08:42 | More by Soonami
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

09-01-2012 03:58:56 | More by thebouch01
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

05-26-2012 03:27:29 | More by rprinz22
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alamode

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

12-14-2011 05:20:12 | More by alamode
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

09-01-2012 17:21:23 | More by dtx00
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Beachead

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

07-28-2013 19:24:15 | More by Beachead
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -20%

07-21-2014 02:55:02 | More by mklisz
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patrickcmcd

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

02-16-2013 00:57:26 | More by patrickcmcd
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -20%

01-15-2012 16:02:36 | More by whartontallboy
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20%

05-15-2012 00:48:43 | More by TheRuss9585
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -20%

06-27-2014 21:01:02 | More by rderedin
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gatheredwaters

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -20%

06-20-2014 20:01:23 | More by gatheredwaters
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brewtus

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -17.9%

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.

01-06-2013 02:41:48 | More by brewtus
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.15/5  rDev -16%

Pours a four finger dark cream head that fades slowly leaving a very good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose. Flavor is grapefruit and a little sweetness from the malt, some lingering bitter aftertaste. Needs more malt for a double IPA. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

09-06-2009 22:23:50 | More by jdhilt
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woosterbill

Kentucky

3.15/5  rDev -16%

Bomber into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazy deep orange-amber body topped by a reluctant finger of very coarse tan foam. Mediocre retention, very spotty lace. Disappointing for a DIPA.

S: Very sweet caramel malt on top of a goodly dose of flowery + fruity hops. Not bad, but a bit too sweet.

T: Even sweeter than the nose, with only the faintest hint of grapefruit joining the caramel to prove that hops are present at all when it comes to actual flavor. Bittersweet finish. Not great.

M: Creamy, highly carbonated medium body. Pretty nice.

O: Without a packaging date, it's impossible for me to be sure whether age might be to blame for this brews abundant mediocrity, and I therefore have to assume that it's always just this forgettable.

Cheers!

08-29-2011 01:43:56 | More by woosterbill
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-10-2013 04:55:28 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-11-2012 01:00:00 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-01-2013 20:27:42 | More by crobinso
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-15-2014 17:52:57 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Maseitz

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-05-2012 01:16:32 | More by Maseitz
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Belvidere Big IPA from Rock Art Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.