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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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markasparov

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

06-01-2012 03:41:29 | More by markasparov
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phishbone23

New York

2/5  rDev -51%

01-23-2013 14:34:53 | More by phishbone23
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

07-11-2012 01:02:17 | More by DWolf
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-13-2013 22:50:06 | More by chippo33
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DZales1000

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -26.5%

01-03-2012 22:28:51 | More by DZales1000
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -26.5%

07-24-2012 23:56:13 | More by whartontallboy
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -26.5%

12-24-2011 00:25:51 | More by jophish17
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dunix

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

11-11-2012 20:09:24 | More by dunix
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

03-20-2011 20:26:25 | More by Thorpe429
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-11-2012 01:00:25 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-12-2013 19:46:31 | More by doremite
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-03-2013 00:11:39 | More by acurtis
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colbyguy

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-16-2012 01:23:28 | More by colbyguy
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cburns48

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-15-2012 02:34:49 | More by cburns48
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nevins

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-10-2012 23:04:34 | More by nevins
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Hopyard57

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

05-26-2014 01:13:55 | More by Hopyard57
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musicforairports

New York

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.

05-02-2011 15:54:59 | More by musicforairports
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

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.

06-17-2013 23:18:11 | More by ppoitras
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-23-2013 00:02:28 | More by Sammy
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smanson56

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-17-2014 11:40:16 | More by smanson56
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DarthKostrizer

California

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.

09-12-2011 00:27:03 | More by DarthKostrizer
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-10-2013 23:19:59 | More by BKBassist
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

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.

01-15-2012 23:25:00 | More by jdhilt
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-21-2013 15:04:48 | More by DrunkinYogi
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-22-2012 05:25:30 | More by nrs207
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Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.