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Belt & Suspenders - BuckleDown Brewing

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Belt & Suspenders
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BA SCORE
88
very good

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4
pDev: 18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BuckleDown Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Loads of Crystal and Sterling hops lead the way in producing huge citrus and pine aromatics. Hoppiness is supported with a clean, slightly biscuity malt backbone.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-05-2013)
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A) Clear, dark yellow with a slight orange hue, good amount of nucleation and a two finger white head.

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Belt & Suspenders from BuckleDown Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.