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Belt & Suspenders - BuckleDown Brewing

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Belt & Suspenders
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86
very good

15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 112
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 37.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
BuckleDown Brewing
Illinois, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-05-2013

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
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All I can say is huge diacetyl bomb.
I don't know why some of these breweries rush their beers out and not taste them during the process.

Extremely off putting beer.
I've tasted diacetyl in pipeworks a few times but this diacetyl was the most over powering by far

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The Belt and Suspenders is a decent IPA. The beer poured a copper with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had very nice pine and citrus spice. The taste starts sweet then mellow....never gets too bitter. The hop combo gives a potpourri like taste. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its good.

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12oz can, canned 7/8/15, poured into a can glass

A- pours a clear bright golden orange color with a one-finger foamy white head that retains nicely after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- piney and citrus hop-forward aroma with a bit of resin & grass, doughy underlying malt

T- citrusy hop flavor up front with notes of orange zest & grapefruit, quite juicy. A bit resinous mid-palate with some piney notes, eventually finishing with a slightly bready malt undertone and more juicy citrus hop on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp, juicy finish

O- high drinkability in a very juicy citrus hop forward IPA, very good

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Not as hoppy as I like'm.

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Belt & Suspenders from BuckleDown Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.