Belvidere Big IPA | Rock Art Brewery

Belvidere Big IPABelvidere Big IPA
255 Ratings
Belvidere Big IPABelvidere Big IPA

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-07-2009

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -20%

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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.

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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some lacing on the glass. It a copper color with some haziness to it, but you can see bubbles slowly moving up through the glass.

Smell: Faint citrus and grapefruit aromas, followed by bready and caramel malts.

Taste: There is a plethora of hop bomb flavors that make up the 80 IBU's. Caramel and bready notes in there with some lingering mellow bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, lingering bitterness, and easy to enjoy.

Overall: Pretty solid score for 4.39 at Oak Hill in Scarborough, ME. The 8% is not even noticeable too. A bit of lingering bitterness that is easily bearable. Hopefully they move bottles of this on my next trip to OOB.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearane – This is a beautiful, shiny, but somewhat cloudy perfect orange in color with just the right amount of head.

Smell – The rich, orange and tangerine hops are mixed with a bit of grapefruit. The hop profile is very fruity with a faint malt backbone.

Taste – The fruity hops come out just as strong at the taste but they are mated with some leafy endive and a bit more malty flavor.

Mouthfeel – This is medium-bodied with a very bitter backbone. It is lightly but playfully carbonated.

Drinkability – This was my first beer from this brewery and it is the complete package. It is highly quaffable for the experienced DIPA drinker, well-balanced, and unique. Also, the quality of ingredients is exceptional.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper hue with a one finger foamy off white head. there was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured piney hops and a balmy caramel.

The taste consisted of full on caramel malts adorned with waves of resinous piney hops which lingered well past the finish.

The mouthfeel was full with a residual hop spice.

Overall a balanced DIPA. Very flavorful.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(4.0) A: Hazy amber with a tall and marshmallow-like eggshell coloured foam head. Very long lasting retention with streaky lacing. Attractive.

(4.0) S: Hops! Wet pine needles, very tart grapefruit, sour lemon zest, baked bread, honey, and a bit like moth balls (in a good way). A pungent bitter and earthy hop aroma dominates this with a complimentary mellow bread backbone. Very good.

(4.0) T: Pine, grapefruit rind, apple, spices including nutmeg, honey, and a very nice and robust baked bread backbone. The finish reminds me of a honey oat bread loaf. Incredibly bitter upfront but the malt kicks in on the backend to leave a smoother finish. This is good stuff.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Very oily and velvety with a chewy texture. Bitter qualities leave your tongue feeling dry and on cloud 9.

(4.0) D: Rock Art continues to impress me with their reputable line of Extreme offerings. Not up there with Vermonster but not that far behind either. A solid and very hoppy IPA that I would easily indulge in again.

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Belvidere Big IPA from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 255 ratings
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