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IPA - Rock Art Brewery

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bighuge on 10-29-2003

A light copper body low bitterness with good hop flavor. This is my impression of what the English troops may have been drinking when they occupied India. The pale ale they drank had mellowed considerably. The wooden casks had spent many months traveling on ships and long inland journeys to the troops, where they were then tapped and enjoyed.
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Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

small but nice head. Cascade, bitter, malt spiceyness. Piney,Minty, like spearmint. Good with food. Medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Change of pace unique IPA. Must be appreciated and drunk slowly, not like a big dose for hopheads. Fresh 750 ml. from Vermont.

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.95/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really like a lot of this breweries beers.. this one though? To me it's a clunker. Taste upfront you think its gonna be great but all of the nice hoppiness and bitterness is completely subdued once you fully taste it. Tastes like an average pale ale at best.. not sure what they were trying for with this one. Almost like an IPA-light.. which is weird because I found a lot of their other beers to be well above average. Drinkable, but definitely a sub-par IPA... still a solid mixed pack though.

Photo of smcolw
2.61/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer has the appearance of a hefeweizen: Cloudy and golden. The head is white with some okay lace.

Mild aromas with lower than expected hop smell. Slight sour cream smell. Low malt. Not to style on the profile.

This is a very dry IPA. The taste is grainy. The hop bitterness common to the style seems to be missing; this is all malt, but one dimensional. There are notes of dry apricot.

Clearly, this one missed the expectations of an IPA.

Photo of WesWes
3.82/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a gold color with a towering white head that slowly subsides to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale malt scent along with some citrus hop aroma. It's light with a bit of bisquit malt character. The taste is decent. It has a mildly bitter hop bite that accompanies pale and bisquit malt flavors. It goes down easy and finishes with some yeasty esters. The mouthfeel is quite nice. It is a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a pretty good IPA. It certainly is an easy drinker and it has a fair amount of malt complexity. Recommended.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of weeare138
2.7/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appears a light gold with a small white cap and little lacing.
Smell is florally and soapy with light malt in the background.
Taste is light and soapy with nothing fantastic jumping out.
Mouthfeel is light, fizzy, and weak.
Drinkability...nothing special going on this this one.

Photo of smakawhat
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a shaker pint at Rock Art Brewery Morrisville.

Pale golden amber body, fairly clear. Thin head presented off white. Very slow rising carbonation coming from the bottom. Pretty decent.

Bouquet has a mild malty sweetness. Faint toasty brown bread, and airy. Light. Hop angle not very present it seems.

Taste brings a mild hop presence more so than on the nose in the mid palate. Fairly wet body though, with toasty malts. Extremely light palate, more like a hammered pale ale, and tone of crispness in the feel interestingly.

It's ok but not too memorable.

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ppoitras
3.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" white head over the light golden amber brew. Head hangs around quite some time, but lacing is little foamy bits here and there, could be better. Aroma is lemony, fruity, slightly piney hops. Taste follows the nose well, with a scant bit of malt present. Seems a bit light in most areas for an AIPA, but we'll overlook it. Mouthfeel is lip-smacking yet smooth, and this is quite drinkable. Very approachable, perhaps a good crossover brew for newbies, or just a nice cool-off brew for the summer.

Photo of rolltide8425
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of plaid75
3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a finger and a half foamy head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell was a mild grapefruit, lemon and grassy hop aroma.

The taste was light and refreshing. A nice citrus hop spice. Finished on the dry side. Mild biscuity aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was good. Excellent carbonation and crispness.

A very, very drinkable AIPA. Lighter in color and body than most, but was very flavorful.

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of liamt07
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly chill hazed medium peach color with a decent sized white head that recedes slowly leaving lots of sticky lace in its wake. Smells of light bready and toffee malt sweetness with grapefruit and lemons hop aromas. The flavor is bready malt with a solid shot of old school ipa citrus. Lots of citric hop bitterness and flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost tart mouthfeel. Nice citrus forward IPA that reminds me a lot of Harpoon. I could drink this regularly

Photo of chippo33
1.5/5  rDev -55%

Photo of DrJay
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale amber with slight chill haze, it was topped by a fine, white head that produced plenty of lace. Mild pine aroma and flavour. Refined grapefruit, cascade aroma with a graham cracker malt sweetness. Leafy spearmint flavour appears as it warms. Great balance. Round mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, some dryness from hops. This is a very subtle IPA. Some of the hop character would be lost if served too cold and would be missed if consumed too fast. This one takes a bit of contemplation to fully appreciate it. Thanks again northyorksammy!

Photo of Bighuge
2.7/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hazy golden appearance. Bubbly ivory white head. Retention and lacing are adequate. Aroma is very sprucy. A very light undelying of toasted malt aroma is perceived as well. The taste is big on the piney, sappy notes. A little citric and a little rind like as well. Not real big on the bitterness or lingering bitterness. Malt backbone is adequate at best. Mouthfeel is just a little on the flat side. Body about medium. Average at best IPA. I wouldn't buy this one again.

Photo of tobelerone
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold color with a small, creamy white head; clingy brussels lace. Aroma is extremely floral hops and spice; flavor is the same, all super flowery stuff - what type of hops are used in this one? The brewery website doesn't specify. Beats Flower Power at it's own name, or at least at its own game. Kind of west coast in style. Drinkable; alcohol is not detected. Perfect for those seeking a flowery IPA with restrained bitterness. Finish is quite short; dry, not overstaying its welcome.

Had this back to back with Flower Power tonight and found it lacking a little in comparison with what is admittedly one of the best IPA's in the country. Not quite as rounded, balanced, or delicious. A little bit one-note but still quite good! The intensely flowery aspect of this beer is a little bit odd and not like other floral IPA's..not exactly sure what's going on here..like Jasmine flowers or something. Would have liked to do a back to back with Elysian's Jasmine IPA. Hmmm...check it out, see what you think.

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IPA from Rock Art Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.