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Belt & Suspenders - BuckleDown Brewing

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Belt & Suspenders
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BA SCORE
87
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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Reviews by NewGlarusFan:
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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
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!

NewGlarusFan, Jan 08, 2014
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I've tasted diacetyl in pipeworks a few times but this diacetyl was the most over powering by far

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Belt & Suspenders from BuckleDown Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.