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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

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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doremite, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

kwjd, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

A: clear; copper colored; 1 finger pillowy white head that receded slowly to a thick cap; very nice lacing;

S: really nice; a lot of grapefruit with a bit of pineapple in the background;

T: earthy up front; the fruit comes into play mid-palate, but never overtakes the earthiness; nicely bitter finish for a DIPA;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: I would have liked a little more of the fruit in the taste, but very nice anyway;

HamdenHector, Sep 08, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4%

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3/5  rDev -20%

JMScowcroft, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

d_brommer_nh, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Geekydad79, Aug 26, 2014
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Onequarter, Aug 24, 2014
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Monty__802, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear oversized wineglass. No obvious freshness date. Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT).

A: Moderately hazy orange-amber with 1-2 fingers of beige, frothy, sticky head with good retention and a thick stripe of lacing around the top of the glass. (4.5)

S: Hops dominate with pine, tobacco, orange, lemon, grapefruit, and floral notes, but the maltiness is not laying down with plenty of breadiness and light and medium caramel notes. (3.5)

T: Flavor is most consistent with a balanced DIPA providing more in the hops department but plenty to offer in both hops and malt. Maltiness is caramelly and bready and plays off the herbal, earthy, pine, and grapefruit/orange citrus very well. Alcohol is pretty well in the background. A good East Coast DIPA but the caramel maltiness gets a bit sweet and heavy towards the end. (4.0)

M: A bit more heft than it should have -- not cloying but the caramel malt notes get heavy by the end. Carbonation is medium and body is full. (3.25)

O: A good beer with balance, but it takes a bit of effort to get through the bottle due to the heft and thick, caramel malt flavor and feel.

argock, Aug 19, 2014
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malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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njbusa, Jul 30, 2014
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Belvidere Big IPA from Rock Art Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.