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Belt & Suspenders - BuckleDown Brewing

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Belt & Suspenders
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85
very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 75
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 24.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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:
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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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 75
Reviews by NewGlarusFan:
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4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Buckle Down,

A) Clear, dark yellow with a slight orange hue, good amount of nucleation and a two finger white head.

S) Citra fruits, a little piney, honey melon, malt, biscuit, Cascade for sure is used. Hoppy happiness.

T) Juicy, doesn’t leave the mouth dry more citra fruits, resin towards the back of the throat, malty finish.

M) Crisp medium carbonation doesn't leave the palate dry.

O) A solid IPA. Very good! (438 characters)

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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 (267 characters)

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After Heady Topper this is one of the best IPAs that you'll find in a can.

Loads of Nugget, Crystal and Sterling hops lead the way in producing an amazing beer with huge hop aromas. The bitterness of this beer is balanced by a well-selected malt backbone. A pleasantly drinkable brew for 7% ABV. (298 characters)

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Belt & Suspenders from BuckleDown Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.