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Belt & Suspenders | BuckleDown Brewing

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27 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BuckleDown Brewing
Illinois, United States
buckledownbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
152
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
29.79%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 152
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Photo of zonker17
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can to shaker, hazy amber with suspended particles (hops?). Good 2 finger head diminished slowly, minor lacing. Pine, mango, and floral nose. Taste is citrus forward, lemony, and not too resiny as expected by the nose. Just above medium body and moderate carbonation.

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Photo of 77apm
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SjConroy
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of NWatters
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwalter381
1.28/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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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Photo of wolfpac255
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass boasts a hazy orangish body and floats a disappearing white head, leaving spotty lacing.
Citrus aromas meld in the pine.
Taste is more malt than expected and it makes for a better balance than many >60 Ibu beers.
Feel is medium, not heavy, and wet with a lingering bitterness.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JohnnyNicks
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of AdamAlway
2.77/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

L: Cloudy orange body with a white, very wispy and light head.

S: Very sweet grapefruit, flowers and even a hint of maybe apple. Overall tropical with a very small amount of malt and hops.

T: Predominantly pine and hops. Most of the tropical nose is not present.

F: Medium to heavy mouthful with light carbonation.

O: The smell made me think this was going to be a complex and unique IPA. Not bad, but ended up being simple and plain. I wouldn't go out of my way to have again.

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Photo of gogopez
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Chris7482
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear golden amber orange with a half finger of off-white foam.

Abundant orange and grapefruit citrus fruit with a slightly piney aroma.

Flavor matches aroma, mainly citrus and subtle piney notes, but not as pronounced as the aroma.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, nice carbonation, pretty smooth.

Overall, this brewery is definitely starting to grow on me, not the greatest beer but some more experience will do them good and they've already been putting out pretty crushable brews.

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Photo of GtBoros
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of dexterk1
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mock_in
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Danimal25
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Belt & Suspenders from BuckleDown Brewing
3.86 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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