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Buckledown Belt & Suspenders

Buckledown Belt & Suspenders
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American IPA

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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhiner41 (185) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Kind of a funk citrus smell. Pours clear with white head and sticky lace. Citrus taste up front and pine finish. At Irish Times in Brookfield, IL.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Orange and cloudy pour from draft at beermiscuous. White head that sticks and coats the glass all the way down. Crazy fruity/grapefruit aroma. The hops are amazing in this beer. Taste is a tropical fruit bomb of happiness. Love it

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (315) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2014
This beer kills it ... Sweet taste... So tropical fruit! Aroma is good taste is better. A slight bitter finish. Best new ipa I've had in a while ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (403) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Tap at Kasey’s Tavern in the South Loop of Chicago. Hazy orange color surprising from an IPA. Lacing us there and head definitely tries hard. Aroma is a citrus and tropical note cacophony. Taste really follows suit too. Lots of hoppy, citrus flavors and the resin like aftertaste of an IPA. I would recommend buckling down and ordering this when in Chicago.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Draft at Standard Market, June. Cloudy amber color, a spongy head just a pinky finger wide. The PNW hops can be easily detected while the glass is still on the counter, growing in orange citrus character. Nose has more fresh hops up close. Taste is an upfront punch of orange juice and pine needles, and heavily bitter. More prickly carbonation. The strong hop palate remains as an afterburn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
[Tap] Golden in color with a small amount of head to it. Moderately bitter aroma is highlighted by grapefruit and citrus rinds. Taste is dry and bitter. Notes of pine, citrus and grass mix well with an underlying cracker and bready maltiness. Lively carbonation. Clean and pretty tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (144) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
Very tasty. Will definitely have again. Nice to see such quality around my hometown ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
Sampler pour on tap at the brewery (Lyons, IL). Pours a well hazed amber orange hue, decent haziness in the body with some decent glow. Soapy frothy offwhite head atop stays as a firm layer, sticks around as a firmer film, laces well. Aromas are dry and bitter, a touch earthy with florals, a touch of citrus juice, grapefruit, lemon and rind, earth and gentle bready malt. Fresh, fairly hoppy but I wouldn’t say it’s the trendiest profile. Still, solid and fresh. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied showing some gentle guava, grapefruit and bitter citrus. Touches of rind, florals and gentle earth. Mellow bread, some touches of earth, dry earthy hop bitterness. Middle is a touch bready, the body never interferes or asserts much sweetness. Fuzzy and bitter hops are a bit citrusy, some florals, dankness, and touches of more guava elements. Backend is a bit more dry, floral, some cereal and bready elements. Pretty solid stuff. Never too overwhelming, goes down easy. A touch of biscuit, the firmer hop character is fuzzy, bitter, fairly fruity without using some glory hop. Firm bitterness, a touch cereal with florals, guava and citrus, gentle coolness. Really nice stuff. Easy going, firm assertive hop character with some nice flavors. Well done. While the stout got a more generous score, this is probably their best beer.. And a flagship to boot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft. Bright and zippy, lingering bitterness, some balance form the malt, good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (547) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap from the brewery tap room. Medium-golden color. Aroma of grapefruit and a little bit of malt. Taste is bright grapefruit and pine bitterness with a subdued malt sweetness. Fairly high carbonation and a medium body. I really enjoyed this one and took a grumbler of it home. I’ll be getting refills for sure, since this brewery/tap room is only 10 minutes from home.


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