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Black Moon IPA - Rock Art Brewery

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Black Moon IPABlack Moon IPA

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 37
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: AlexJ on 10-03-2010

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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 60
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3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

IPA-ish. Not as hoppy. Sweet and malty. Roasty but not overly so.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of imagineiii. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours near black with an off-white head and some spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose is a bit plain with some woody characteristics and a bit of dryness. There is a bit of a perfume-like character there as well, perhaps from some floral-forward hops. The flavor has a lot of roast plus some pine and more of the perfume notes. Feel is brought down by this, as it almost seems like someone sprayed perfume way too close to my face right before I inhaled. Overall, this was pretty good, though nothing out of the ordinary.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Schuffer Steak and Ale House in Burlington.

Definitely black, small, off-white head that leaves some lacing.

Smells of roasted malts and some pine. Pretty sticky and a bit sweet.

Taste is robust, with a lot of roasted chocolate flavors. Hops take the form of a resin-y pine flavor with some citrus, but they aren't too strong. In some ways, this is like drinking a hoppy Imperial Stout. Alcohol is noticeable but less so than it could be for the ABV.

A bit syrupy on the mouth, appropriate level of carbonation.

This one is less hoppy than some I've had of the style and is definitely the most robust. It's a sipper and a decent beer overall.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight grapefruit nose, flavor is grapefruit and hints of caramel, some lingering bitter aftertaste. Decent DIPA. $5.49 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere in the Middlebury/Burlington area.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" dark tan head over the barely translucent dark reddish brown brew. Head collapses slowly, settling at a strong 1/2" and holding, with leggy lasting lace. Aroma is miminal.

Taste has a peek of sweet to start, an undercurrent of slightly acrid bitterness from stem to stern, a shot of dark fruit in the middle, and a cream yet more bitter close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is good. Never would have guessed this brew is 10%abv.

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Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.