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IPA - Rock Art Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Bighuge on 10-29-2003)
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-30-2012 20:05:49 | More by TheRuss9585
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a room-temp Imperial pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a billowy 2-finger head that fades to a thin film, hangs in there. Bubbles slowly rise through the sediment, culloid-like. If not for its minimal lacing at most, I'd rate it higher here.

S-Truly smells like a good English beer, musky malt funk, bitter hops, a touch of honey perhaps.
A mellow blend.

T- Slightly sweet and bready malt with mild floral hop flavor.

M- Well carbonated, medium body. The slightly sweet start is taken over by the mildy bitter hop finish. The hops don't overpower but they have staying power.

O- Americanized English pale ale done right. Drinkable and understated.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 21:50:33 | More by NiceTaps
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Bottle conditioned. Attempted to leave yeast in bottle but still got several floaties. Pours hazy amber with a huge fizzy head. Aroma is not great. Kind of effervescent, with a stale bready aroma.

First sip is malty, but finishes super dry. Hop flavor is not present like it should be in an IPA. Almost an asprin like bitter finish. Other than a faint malty sweetness, I'm not getting a lot of flavor from this beer.

I really don't enjoy this beer. It is a poor representation of an IPA, and really isn't a good Pale Ale, or any other beer style either.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:46:15 | More by FickleBeast
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-07-2012 20:43:35 | More by CB_Crowe
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.9%

10-31-2012 21:10:25 | More by Larrydoherty
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claytong

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-22-2012 01:55:40 | More by claytong
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SpectralAbyss

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-18-2012 03:08:23 | More by SpectralAbyss
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

09-16-2012 02:56:56 | More by DarthTremens
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MarkSmithVT

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

09-07-2012 20:47:05 | More by MarkSmithVT
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prisdefer

New York

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

08-29-2012 21:58:10 | More by prisdefer
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

2/5  rDev -39.9%

08-28-2012 00:24:18 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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smakawhat

Maryland

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2012 01:36:02 | More by smakawhat
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hmph

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired in a trade with robtobfest, thanks again for the generous box(es)!

A - really pretty peach color with a large head of initial thick foam which slowly subsides but never vanishes

S - a sweet hop smell on the nose with a good bit of fruitiness to it, some malt is present but never dominating

T - a kind of gravel like hop bite up front with sweeter more floral notes making there way in midway through the taste leading to a bitter dry finish

O - Not bad, nothing to go crazy over but if it was readily available and reasonably priced I would definitely not hesitate to keep a six pack or two in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 03:39:23 | More by hmph
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horshack7

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: On top is a very thick and very rocky head two fingers in height. Underneath is a hazy copper colored beer.

Aroma: Grapefruit, light piney notes. Minor buttery bits in the nose. Twinges of apricot with a slight tart aroma.

Taste: Decent carbonation on the palate. Tropical fruit and grapefruit notes. Biscuity texture with a light dry finish.

Notes: Well it's decent but I would not recomend to someone looking for a good American ipa. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 02:09:38 | More by horshack7
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

07-24-2012 03:10:52 | More by rolltide8425
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TangTKE402

New York

2.93/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. This beer is thick, hazy, and pumpkin pie in color, with a woah-thick, 3-finger ecru head. Opaque in its unfiltered haziness, with some sediments and yeast at the bottom.

S: Musty hops over malted barley hit the nose on first whiff. Earthy, with grass and dirt notes, and an under-riding malt sweetness that reminds me faintly of toffee. Fair to middling nose.

T: Earthy and sedimentary on the tongue, with some hop character on the swallow, and a bitter, mossy finish. Taste is quite natural (in an "earthy" sense) and has a lot of rustic notes to it. Aged wood pallets, hay, dirt, rocks from the creek, sediment: all of these flavors mingle on the tongue in this beer, along with some malted sweetness and a bitter, chewy aftertaste.

M: Chewy and substantial enough in the mouth, with a grainy, woolen after-feel. The feel is a big part of the experience with this beer, as it can, at times, feel like you've taken a big bite of nature and chewed on it for a while. This could be positive or negative, depending on your tastes.

O: A fair offering, but not one that sticks out for the right reasons. The hops are mostly felt in the bitter, bone-dry aftertaste, and the unfiltered nature lends it to be too chewy for a session beer. I would look for other offerings first, but wouldn't be upset if this was the best on tap.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 22:08:10 | More by TangTKE402
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PeteTheBeerDrinker


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-17-2012 23:44:12 | More by PeteTheBeerDrinker
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POTABLE83

New York

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

07-06-2012 21:18:28 | More by POTABLE83
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doggball

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-06-2012 03:18:06 | More by doggball
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-05-2012 12:06:55 | More by DrunkinYogi
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kevgod

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-01-2012 03:43:44 | More by kevgod
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-14-2012 21:18:33 | More by jpd7374
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-07-2012 14:44:39 | More by OriolesFan1008
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skivtjerry

Vermont

3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium size sticky head that lingers well and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Hazy light copper color.

S: A slightly dank dose of "C" hops up front gives way to grass and a little sweet malt.

T: Hits you quick with citrusy and grassy hops, then malt enters but never takes over. Hops return for a dry bitter finish. Maybe just a little too much crystal malt?

M: Medium-high carbonation, medium-light body. Starts out seeming like it might be a little heavy bodied for a session IPA but the dry finish takes care of that. Yes, balanced, but still emphasizing the hops.

O: A well made easy drinking beer that satisfies hop cravings without wrecking your tongue or giving you too much alcohol, not in the company of some of the insanely good IPA's coming out of VT but still very enjoyable and very reasonably priced.

edit: I believe the recipe has changed in the last year or 2 so keep that in mind when reading older reviews.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 21:53:45 | More by skivtjerry
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

05-22-2012 05:26:40 | More by nrs207
IPA from Rock Art Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.