Thursday, September 16, 2010
Rock Art Belvidere Big IPA
I ordered a glass of Rock Art Belvidere Big IPA at O'Reilly's in Harrisburg. The beer pours an amber caramel color with a frothy white head. The aroma is sweet caramel with a big floral hop punch that is very noticeable from far away. Also, there is a faint hint of toffee in the aroma background. The taste is sweet with caramel. The pine hops are big in this beer with toasted caramel and toffee on the finish and a bitter hop bite. The after taste is a little dry but holds on to caramel, so it is also somewhat sweet. The alcohol content is 8.0% ABV. I thought that the Belvidere Big IPA was delicious and refreshing without being too bitter. It probably is somewhat too hoppy for those that don't enjoy hops, but for those that do, it is a great beer.