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Black IPA - Rock Art Brewery

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Black IPA
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 12-10-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-28-2013 02:22:45 | More by SpasmWaiter
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GarthDanielson

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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, brown-to-black coloring with a tall, frothy, chunky, light tan head. Great lacing along the glass. Nose of chocolate, smoke, resiny bitterness, and floral hops highlights. Flavors of roast and bitter hops forward, with a chocolate roasted backbone. Roast and resiny into the aftertaste, with a bittersweet highlight throughout. Smooth, slightly dry finish. Solid brew.

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Maryland

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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost pitch black color. large off white head that slowly dies. Herbal and spicy hop nose with a chocolate malt character. Faintly earthy and minty.

Pretty good. Has a nice chocolate malt presence that works with the hop pretty well. Rich chocolate flavor actually with touches of caramel and a minty faintly spicy hop character. Big herbal flavor balances the rich chocolate sweetness. Incredibly drinkable and pretty unique. Not as hoppy as you think a black ipa would be, seems more like a deep american brown ale but its good.

Serving type: bottle

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marcdalke

Connecticut

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9%

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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Over carbonated pours a huge 2+ finger creamy fluffy head fades at a med pace with lots if bubbles, tons of lacing everywhere, midnight black beer.

Nose brings nice hops, Chinook earthy like base and centennial or cascade like spicy and citrus, hops are quite aromatic. Then a bit of dark malts, black malt and touch of cocoa, a touch of caramel, and a hint of pine hops in there too.

Taste starts with dark malts, a light roasted malt and hint of coffee, caramel, creamy cocoa, etc. Then transitions to hops quickly, again that nice cascade citrus and spicy hop flavor, a light pine and mint, earthy spicy chewy hops as a base maybe Chinook again. Orange citrus hops blend with the light pine and spicy hops to bring medium bitterness and hint of resin. Finish is more bitter hops, citrus and pine, light spicy and earthy, as well as roasted malt, light coffee and hint caramel lingering, touch drier but still a bit sticky sweet.

Mouth is med bodied, fluffy nice carb, little creamy malt.

Overall not bad actually, not really a big fan of black ipas, and most of the rock art beers are mediocre imo, but this was done pretty well. I like the blend of spicy citrus pine minty earthy hops, aromatic and tasty, and the hops really take the show and the roast and other dark malts just hint at a base and don't clash too much.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 02:52:41 | More by jlindros
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle punched Dec 28 (2012). As Brad007 pointed out below, this is not to be confused with Black Moon IPA.

(3.75) A: Black with a dark brown tinge around edges and a puffy mocha coloured head. Solid retention with patchy lacing as this is consumed.

(4.25) S: Bold and vivid hop-like aromas in the form of musky earthy pine and fresh grapefruit that transitions into probing roasted malt characteristics including some bitter chocolate and burnt caramel. Very aromatic with those damp wood and earthy qualities really shining through.

(4.0) T: Tart grapefruit, slight acidic lemon, faint roasted malts (bitter chocolate), dry woodchips (not that I’ve ever tasted them *awkward pause), caramel, and dry apricot. Incredibly easy to drink with strong hoppy qualities and enough roasted malt to compliment this nicely.

(3.75) M: Medium-light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Quite dry and bitter throughout with a near chalky texture. Pleasantly tingly from the carbonation and acidic quality.

(4.0) D: Rock Art delivers with this offering. Probably a lighter bodied and less stout-like variation of the style, but this equates to a wonderfully refreshing and bold IPA centered take on it.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 01:56:58 | More by Digimaika2
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MEW

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Black IPA from Rock Art Brewery
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