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Black Moon IPA - Rock Art Brewery

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Black Moon IPABlack Moon IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 37
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

markasparov, Jun 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

DWolf, Jul 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

chippo33, Mar 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

DZales1000, Jan 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

whartontallboy, Jul 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

dunix, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

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.

Thorpe429, Mar 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

PretzelsNBeer, Aug 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

doremite, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

colbyguy, Nov 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

cburns48, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nevins, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Hopyard57, May 26, 2014
Photo of musicforairports
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

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.

musicforairports, May 02, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

ppoitras, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Sammy, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

smanson56, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Look: Pours a coca cola brown and when it settles it is black and totally opaque with a small brown ring at the bottom. 1 inch tan head with ok retention and some lace

Smell: Smells like black malt mixed with bittering hops

Taste: Has a unique malt flavor upfront which is part sweet and part bitter. Finishes with a great coffee flavor. The alcohol at 10% is well hidden at first when the beer is cold but when the beer warms the alcohol shows up and the beer starts to have a nail polish remover taste so drink it fast

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium to high carbonation and maybe a hair dry

Overall: Not a bad black IPA reminds me alot of ST iniquity. The flavor keeps it from being a great beer.

DarthKostrizer, Sep 12, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

BKBassist, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

jdhilt, Jan 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

nrs207, May 22, 2012
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Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.