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Black Moon IPA - Rock Art Brewery

Black Moon IPABlack Moon IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%


Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AlexJ on 10-03-2010)
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle into a Cavalry Brewing Co. pint glass.

A: Pitch black with a three-finger head of dense, rocky, off-white foam which retained nicely and a left a bit of clingy lace.

S: Very hopped-out smelling, with loads of tobacco leaf, piny resins and licorice to go along with the full, earthy, herbal and citrusy hop aroma.

T: Hops blast initially on the palate, but give way to subtle, roasted malt flavors of licorice, tobacco, coffee beans and charred, earthy tones. The hops and alcohol combine for a spicy set-up to the slick, bittersweet and hoppy finish which leaves a lingering slick of hot bitterness on the palate.

M: Full-bodied, rich and quite bitter, the malt bill and IBUs of this beer make it one to wait and sip on.

O: A real sipper at 10% ABV and one that's hot with hops and alcohol, but so very rich and tasty. Kept thinking I was drinking a RIS but hops billed at 90 IBUs remind you think is a heavy duty DIPA with roasted porter and stout characteristics. I would def pick up a bomber again, maybe to age next time though.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 00:25:22 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.