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Black Moon IPA - Rock Art Brewery

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Black Moon IPABlack Moon IPA

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 59
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of mountdew1
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of ghostwalker
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
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%

Photo of Digimaika2
4.12/5  rDev +1%
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 +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of rudzud
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.