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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
90
outstanding

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 36
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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HoppyKilaMonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-21-2013 00:57:21 | More by HoppyKilaMonster
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-06-2013 23:58:26 | More by Mack
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

They aren't kidding when they say "black". No light getting through this puppy.
S- roasty, floral notes
T- a lot going on. Complex. Roast, some chocolate, dark fruits, pine, sweet but not cloying or overdone, bitter in the finish. Every sip brings out something new. Where is the 10%? It's well hidden!
M- another poster described this as viscous...yeah, that's it. Good body and the lacing sticks around. The carbonation is spot on.
I only picked up one bottle of this on a recent trip to VT. Damn...hopefully I'll be back up there soon. I'm definitely seeking this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 22:19:40 | More by marcdalke
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wil19b85

Vermont

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought this originally for a friend and after trading it decided I better go back and get one for myself before it was gone. Very smart decision on my part.

A - Very dark. No light shining through this one! Also showing off with a nice frothy 2 finger head. 15 minutes in and it is still holding a nice foamy layer.

S - It carries a very roasty smell. Dark chocolate, and coffee first come to mind.

T - Starts on a hoppy note. Finishes with a bitter side.

M - Initially it has a very viscus feel. The carbonation at first sip really helps play on the hoppy flavors in the beer. I noticed as that dissipated the bitter notes came through very nicely.

Overall I'd say this was a real treat. Some nights when I get home from slaving in the kitchen all day I really just need one beer before crashing in bed for the night. It also really helps when that beer is at a nice 10%. Now that might not necessarily be how my night went tonight but I'll keep this one in mind when it is. Assuming I can get more at the Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier, VT. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 03:35:24 | More by wil19b85
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brewtus

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in VT. Pours dark brown with a frothy single finger head. Smells like fresh hops, cocoa, a little coffee. Taste starts fresh and hoppy and finishes with a bitter smokey flavor. I get some dark chocolate and coffee in the after taste. This is a great combination of hops and stout-like flavored that is balanced perfectly. The texture is Thicker than an ipa but thinner than a stout or porter, very enjoyable. This is probably one of the best black IPAs I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 00:29:22 | More by brewtus
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phishbone23

New York

2/5  rDev -50.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, hint of pine and earthy notes

T-dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, pine, hints of citrus and a nice bitter hop finish, alcohol very well integrated for such a high ABV

F-medium body with mod erase carbonation, crisp

O-really like this black ale, was surprisingly tasty and very well-balanced, will be drinking more of this

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 02:15:30 | More by MDDMD
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babbules

Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22-oz bottle into a weisen glass. Beautifully dark with around a finger of cream-colored head. Great lacing! The smell is very hoppy with lots of pine. Great taste and mouthfeel that starts bitter and slightly sweet and finishes clean, leaving hints of pine on the tongue. Too bad this is a limited production, I'd definitely like to have this one many more times!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 13:42:29 | More by babbules
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BeerNerd84

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-09-2013 17:48:07 | More by BeerNerd84
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-05-2013 03:58:35 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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JustinTauscher

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-04-2013 03:09:58 | More by JustinTauscher
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-30-2012 05:13:34 | More by let8it8grow
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-24-2012 12:36:39 | More by guezarka
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JxExM

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-26-2012 20:13:45 | More by JxExM
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MarkSmithVT

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-25-2012 21:00:43 | More by MarkSmithVT
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Focusf111

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2012 05:36:39 | More by Focusf111
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this 22oz bottle at the Cabot Annex last Sunday. The price was not loaded into their 'puter, so they charged me only $3.09. Sweet! Will enjoy it today out in the 'Zebo before heading in to watch some football...

Pours a very deep, opaque chestnut/mahogany color. Head is frothy, healthy and mocha hued, lasting verry well. Lacing is top-shelf as well. The nose has a decent combo of rindy citrus and roastyness. Body is middle of the pack, and it is low on the prickle factor.

Flavorwise, this one is low on the malty sweetness, as the 90 IBUs would suggest. Has a solid roasty character, with some espresso, mocha and dark choco bitterness present. On top of that is heaped some rindy, pithy, even piney, hoppage. So you get bitterness from both the dark malts as well as the lupulins, and it lingers nicely in the aftertaste. This one is well-made and satisfying. Now, if I could always get it for $3.09.... ;-)

Prosit!
4.03/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 18:10:37 | More by Bierman9
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colbyguy

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-15-2012 16:15:18 | More by sailorastro
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dunix

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

11-11-2012 20:09:24 | More by dunix
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a very dark burgundy, almost a blackish brown, that was partially opaque. Poured with a reasonable mocha brown head that clung to the sides very well. Aroma was mostly grainy malt, reminded me muchly of a stout. Hints of chocolate aroma as well. Taste was hoppy with a bit of lactose sweetness mingled with the bitter. Coated well, with a bit of tingly on the tongue. A fair bit of chew as well. Overall a nice beer, but the IPA in the name was a bit of misnomer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 23:57:42 | More by mountdew1
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-07-2012 20:43:15 | More by CB_Crowe
Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.