Belvidere Big IPA | Rock Art Brewery

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Belvidere Big IPABelvidere Big IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
rockartbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
255
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear oversized wineglass. No obvious freshness date. Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT).

A: Moderately hazy orange-amber with 1-2 fingers of beige, frothy, sticky head with good retention and a thick stripe of lacing around the top of the glass. (4.5)

S: Hops dominate with pine, tobacco, orange, lemon, grapefruit, and floral notes, but the maltiness is not laying down with plenty of breadiness and light and medium caramel notes. (3.5)

T: Flavor is most consistent with a balanced DIPA providing more in the hops department but plenty to offer in both hops and malt. Maltiness is caramelly and bready and plays off the herbal, earthy, pine, and grapefruit/orange citrus very well. Alcohol is pretty well in the background. A good East Coast DIPA but the caramel maltiness gets a bit sweet and heavy towards the end. (4.0)

M: A bit more heft than it should have -- not cloying but the caramel malt notes get heavy by the end. Carbonation is medium and body is full. (3.25)

O: A good beer with balance, but it takes a bit of effort to get through the bottle due to the heft and thick, caramel malt flavor and feel.

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Belvidere Big IPA from Rock Art Brewery
3.78 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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