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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

191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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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balinor

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +20%

08-02-2013 21:28:45 | More by balinor
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prock180

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

08-02-2013 17:45:23 | More by prock180
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Beachead

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

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

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-27-2013 04:50:22 | More by SenorHops
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 02:51:43 | More by jmdrpi
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-16-2013 02:27:17 | More by DonFrap
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-14-2013 17:35:17 | More by DaPan
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-13-2013 20:47:59 | More by bccrosley
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-11-2013 22:51:44 | More by DaKur
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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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a league below some of the best india pales in Vermont, but still a fine glass of ale. it is cheap enough too, at about 5 bucks a bomber, well worth that price. the pour is a rich copper color, with some lighter honey reflections and a bold inch of lasting white head. there is a ton of fish food sort of yeast suspended here, settling out slowly. not my favorite visual element for this style. good nose, big resinous hop profile, lots of oils and quite a sturdy malt base. there is nothing in the flavor though that sets this one apart. no interesting hop nuance, no curious yeast, just a straight forward double ipa, a damn good one, but one it feels like ive come across before. fuller body, one is enough for me, but the buzz is nice and mellow. rock art makes some excellent beers, and this is one of them, it just doesn't have anything to make it stand out from the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 21:15:10 | More by StonedTrippin
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-04-2013 01:09:55 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2013 12:57:40 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-21-2013 14:54:23 | More by Rheaume17
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is pretty east coast on its interpretation of a dipa. Resin and earthyness are mostly what's going on here. Mild spice. The hops on the label are Cascade; not sure if that's in the beer too. Decent enough, I guess. Nothing really mind blowing or inspiring.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 02:41:37 | More by RblWthACoz
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-12-2013 00:16:29 | More by Ajlvt
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hphilip456

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-23-2013 19:57:51 | More by hphilip456
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dbattey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-11-2013 22:01:32 | More by dbattey
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

05-09-2013 02:01:45 | More by Mersh
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zahara15

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

04-28-2013 22:06:43 | More by zahara15
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-17-2013 21:24:53 | More by brheuer
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-13-2013 22:49:31 | More by chippo33
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-23-2013 00:13:27 | More by st9647v3
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patrickcmcd

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

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

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
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
Belvidere Big IPA from Rock Art Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.