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IPA (II) - Rock Art Brewery

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IPA (II)IPA (II)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

120 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Celebrate Hops! This beauty is packed full of hop flavor and all things hops. Chill to cellar temp 52-54 F Pour into a Rock Art pint glass with a generous head, grasp with authority and indulge yourself with hops.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 06-10-2007)
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Maseitz

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-06-2012 00:36:09 | More by Maseitz
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txex97

Washington

2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wet barnyard taste. Grassy and dry. Easy pour had more sediment than my 1st few batches of home brew. 90 IBU but wouldn't know it by taste. Has a familiar American Lager thing going on. Overall drinkable but definitely not a West Coast IPA that I'm used to. Still don't understand why a Vermont brewery has Southwest artwork on its label. I'd give this beer an overall C. Good effort but needs more homework.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 01:56:28 | More by txex97
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-23-2012 01:24:36 | More by ILiveOffHops
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-22-2012 05:26:25 | More by nrs207
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-16-2012 22:52:52 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-21-2012 12:48:33 | More by rusty3335
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shamrock1343

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-21-2012 04:45:11 | More by shamrock1343
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: cloudy rust/orange body, finger white head,
ok lacing

S: grassy, lemon peel, candy sugar

T: lemon grass/earthy chalky malt, slow bitter long finish

M: med body, oily mouth

O: Find Double IPA for the buck.
Great to support New England brewery.

VERY NICE, NOT A MUST HAVE!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 20:41:09 | More by BeerLover99
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Peach-copper with a healthy amount of bubbly and creamy foam head. Good retention with non-evident lacing.

S: Grapefruit, toasted bread, toffee, slight cinnamon, and vague spices (possibly cloves & nutmeg). Underlying damp earthy tones but not pronounced. Very mellow with the aromas working very well together- Enticing.

T: Tart grapefruit, toasted bread-like malt backbone, lemon zest, bittersweet toffee, and nutty elements. Impressed at how clean, smooth, and mellow this is. Good hop-malt balance. Doesn't have the same fresh punch as other DIPA's, but this makes up for it with a well executed bitter and dry qualities.

M: Medium-light bodied with an average carbonation for the style. Attractive dry mouthfeel with a less oily character that works well here.

D: Glad I picked this up. Refreshing with the clean and dry characteristics. Have been very pleased with Rock Art offerings, and I'd say this is one of their best.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 01:30:35 | More by Digimaika2
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amnesia85

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-03-2012 02:42:54 | More by amnesia85
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice orange body with a solid finger of white head.

Nose is piney, with some light malt to it.

Flavor is sharp pine. Only a hint of malt, in the best tradition of West Coast IPAs. I'm not getting citrus, but this is a buzzsaw of piney/ earthy hops. This reminds me of Nugget or Warrior, definitely a bitter hop, but I like it!

Mouthfeel is stripping, cleansing, aspirin-like. Almost chewy.

Overall is very good. I generally like my IPAs heavier on the citrus or tropical fruitiness, but I love the way Rock Art achieved the WC underdone malt.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 22:48:18 | More by ghostwalker
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly copper tinted amber, minimal cap of big, off-white bubbles. Scent contains lots of caramel malts with some toast, grassy hops lead before citrus and pine present themselves, lightly earthy. Taste begins with more malt than hops, again slightly nutty and caramely, hops are present in quantity due to the bitterness, but more grassy and earthy with only splashes of pine and citrus. Medium bodied, slightly high in carbonation, creamy. Malt forward DIPA without a lot of solid hop character.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 21:19:18 | More by rfgetz
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy sunset orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of grassy and piny hops.

Tastes of hops melded with a decent malt base. Hops lead off with citrus and grass, leading to a more pine like presence. Fairly bitter with a soapy character. Malts add some sweetness, but not much and give a toasted bread depth to it along with caramel. Sweetness does not impede particularly much on the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, another solid addition to the Rock Art lineup, but it is not quite the "extreme" as advertised.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 00:36:58 | More by ocelot2500
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-20-2012 17:56:39 | More by chrispoint
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-20-2012 03:18:06 | More by Chugs13
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-08-2012 01:15:19 | More by kaelingirl
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-04-2012 00:03:52 | More by wertschy
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Ninjabrew

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

If this beer was from 3 Floyds it would be a pale ale or maybe an IPA. I'm not sure what makes this a DIPA but I can't find it here. I suppose that could be an argument for this being a balanced beer since it is 8 percent. I do like this beer and maybe I was expecting more only because of all the great DIPA's coming out of VT, but just not a very extreme beer. Carbonation is good and drinkabilty is good too.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 00:35:55 | More by Ninjabrew
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VtBeerRun

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honestly this is an average beer all around. Nothing really wrong with the beer, but just nothing outstanding about it. Would I drink it again? I would if it was given to me, but I wouldn't go out seeking it, there are better Rock Art beers that I would look for before this one. I come to expect the unique, the bold from Rock Art, and I would say, well this is average. Looking forward to the next attempts by Rock Art on this one.

Cheers,
Dave

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 21:56:50 | More by VtBeerRun
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-15-2012 16:02:46 | More by whartontallboy
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-02-2012 18:03:00 | More by JAHMUR
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-30-2011 19:05:42 | More by jenray
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

5/5  rDev +33%

11-27-2011 23:14:59 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +33%

11-15-2011 18:00:15 | More by paulmcm
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich amber in color with a light haziness to it. A nice head of white, perhaps two inches in height rose up from the bottom of the glass and settled down with some decent lacing along the sides. Nice aroma of orange, thick, pungent and sweet with a nice malted backbone that really gave it some nice balance. Smooth, easy flavor here with all the abv non existent and really well done. Rich orange and pineapple flavors, buttery, biscuit like malt notes mid palate and a nice thick, medium feel that was accented nicely

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 04:41:40 | More by mikesgroove
IPA (II) from Rock Art Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.