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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

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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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3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - It's pitch black outside, but I can see that it is hazy with an orange body. Maybe it just looks orange because the fire. there are some remnants of what looks like a white head.

Smell - It has a unique hop aroma. Sharp citrus. Grapefruit. The sharpness comes from a lemony aroma. It gets pinier as it warms. And maltier.

Taste - Much more distinct pine hop flavor. Strong caramel and a hefty dose of sweetness. Falls off from the aroma. Not much bitterness comes through the sugar.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Well carbonated. A little sluggish.

Overall - I was impressed by the aroma, but it went downhill from there. Still had no trouble finish my glass.

Alieniloquium, Oct 26, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've had this from bottle and on tap and I definitely prefer the tap (surprise!). Bottle is by no means bad, its an old standby of mine.

A - Darky hazy amber. On the darker side of IPA's, with the exceptions of black "IPA's". A pint of this looks great.

S - Strong hop presence. Very citrusy, possibly even grapefruit if you want to go that far. Also clear bittering hop notes.

T - In my opinion, this is one of the better IIPA's around Vermont. Very strong American hop flavors, again citrusy, but also some bitterness at the very end. Small malt presence, and frankly, thats what I'm looking for in my IAPA's.

M - Surprisingly thin for for an 8% IPA. I wish it had a little bit more body.

O - This is a daily drinker of mine. Im always trying new beers and love lots of different breweries around Vermont but when I just want a damn good beer that I know I am gonna be really happy with, I go with this one.

SpasmWaiter, Aug 11, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle, no date

hazy orangish rusty color. nice off white head. long lasting head with good lacing. earthy, piney, grassy hops. a touch of caramel sweetness. better taste. starts malty, big, long, bitter hoppy finish. mouthfeel is a bit sticky. medium carbonation. nice imperial IPA

jmdrpi, Jul 22, 2013
Belvidere Big IPA from Rock Art Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.