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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

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 37
Gots: 16 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Hunger Mountain Coop. Always a great lineup of beer!

Looks very pretty. Dark brown/ black body with a finger of tan head.

Super clean nose. Almost reminds me of a Hill Farmstead brew a little cause it's just so clean and crisp. A hint of the malt here, but less than I expected.

Flavor is clean, crisp bitterness with moderate malt. With this dark of a body, I am surprised by how much this tastes like a normal IPA. Very tasty and still a little green even, although it's nearly a year old.

Mouthfeel is crisp, tooth-strippingly tart and quenching. Nice mouthful.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer. Not at all what I expected for the style, but just pure pleasure to sip. The ABV is well hidden, I was shocked to see 10% on the label. Drinks like 6.5% to me.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken July 14, 2012.

(4.0) A: Black with tall semi-creamy mocha coloured head. Very good retention and sticky lacing.

(4.5) S: Pine, honey, roasted notes of rich dark chocolate and lesser amount of dark coffee bean, vanilla. Lots of variety and complexity.

(4.0) T: Caramel-like malt, rich dark chocolate, citrus-like hops, vanilla, dark fruit elements poke through. Alcohol well hidden.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Syrup-like with an oily texture.

(4.0) D: Very nice collaboration between one of my favourite VT breweries and favourite co-op's.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Rock Art with JLindros on a beer trip up to VT. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice dark, dark brown nearly black with a good bubbly, thick two finger dark mocha head that leave big, big clumps of lacing. Really, really good.

S - Really nice here too! Roasty, chocolate malts (light on the chocolate), with some dank musty citrusy hops. Very very dank here. The aroma of brewing wafts out of the nose.

T - Wow, impressive here. Alcohol isnt really evident in this at all, which is awesome. Nice thick, roasty malts, not a whole lot of chocolate just roast with more of those musty dank hops. Pine notes and almost oil with a strong bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is superb with this. Nicely carbonated for a black IPA, the slight prickly sensation keeps it up off the tongue with the 10% hidden wonderfully. It does hit sudden though.

O - Overall this was a shockingly good beer from Rock Art, a brewery that for me doesn't show off much wow factor beers. This is a very well executed black IPA.

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Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.