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IPA | Rock Art Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
rockartbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light copper body low bitterness with good hop flavor. This is my impression of what the English troops may have been drinking when they occupied India. The pale ale they drank had mellowed considerably. The wooden casks had spent many months traveling on ships and long inland journeys to the troops, where they were then tapped and enjoyed.

Added by Bighuge on 10-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,724
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
200
pDev:
14.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 74
Reviews by TheRuss9585:
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Photo of merlin48
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber that I purchased somewhere in Vermont, on 7/25/04. Pours a hazy, straw yellow body, with a two finger, snow white head that lasts a few minutes before leaving some minimal, patch lace.

Aroma is lemony citrus, with an assertive essence of pine resin in the background.

Mouthfeel has explosive carbonation and a light body.

Taste is bitter citrus rind, with a soft malt balance. Some pear flavors emerge at room temperature and add a note of complexity. Some buttery notes are noted, suggestive of Ringwood yeast.

Overall, a nice session ale that is pleasantly refreshing on a summer day, and goes very well with an extra sharp Vermont cheddar.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a tulip.

Pours a really nice dark amber color with a small white head. Nose is well balanced, it's got some caramel and a nice floral hoppy note.

Taste is also quite hoppy and fresh. Very well balanced like the nose. It's got a good creamy mouthfeel and it's really drinkable.

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Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of skivtjerry
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium size sticky head that lingers well and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Hazy light copper color.

S: A slightly dank dose of "C" hops up front gives way to grass and a little sweet malt.

T: Hits you quick with citrusy and grassy hops, then malt enters but never takes over. Hops return for a dry bitter finish. Maybe just a little too much crystal malt?

M: Medium-high carbonation, medium-light body. Starts out seeming like it might be a little heavy bodied for a session IPA but the dry finish takes care of that. Yes, balanced, but still emphasizing the hops.

O: A well made easy drinking beer that satisfies hop cravings without wrecking your tongue or giving you too much alcohol, not in the company of some of the insanely good IPA's coming out of VT but still very enjoyable and very reasonably priced.

edit: I believe the recipe has changed in the last year or 2 so keep that in mind when reading older reviews.

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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of ggaughan
3.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This just came available in PA recently and first had it with some others from Rock Art at the Split Rock brewfest last week. I tasted another tonight to take some notes on.

This IPA pours a nice rich gold color with a very bubbly head that maintains. The smell is of an average hop character, not too much but maybe not enough. The taste continues the medium hop character of the smell. After the initial hop taste it trails off of your tongue pretty quickly and leaves no real aftertaste. I let this one site for awhile and took another try on it after it warmed up a bit and I could taste more citrus tones to it, orange and grapefruit. I think it improved with a bit of time out of the fridge.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thick, pillowy head on an extremely light, tawny body that leaves cirrus tracings--explosive, effervescent, like dragon's breath.... what to make of this? Active and aggressive... Hops, yes: light and fragrant, and pleasing... FLAT as an IPA gets (and the rest of the sampler is fine), with straw and some fruitiness exist in the beguiling body... light and soft on the tongue--very unassuming, almost retreating in its presence--and that is not a compliment...overall, an average appreciation of the style--drinkable without the fanfare of spruce trees or crunchiness at every sip... not bad...

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Dewey0603
2.89/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This pours a yellow straw with a smallish head that's gone in a hurry. The smell is a typical IPA smell, a real strong citrus aroma. Grapefruit and tangerine are both present in this beer. The nice smell makes up for the poor apperance. The taste is very weak and watery. The hop flavor is very slight with almost no bitterness. This tastes almost like a light beer. The m/f is light with a real watery feel to this. This isn't a good American IPA, it's very subdued, I almost wonder though, if this is more true to way IPA's are supposed to be? This isn't what other US brewers are doing now and it seems weak.

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Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

small but nice head. Cascade, bitter, malt spiceyness. Piney,Minty, like spearmint. Good with food. Medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Change of pace unique IPA. Must be appreciated and drunk slowly, not like a big dose for hopheads. Fresh 750 ml. from Vermont.

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Photo of CraigMack61
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Larrydoherty
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of MattWatson37
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured a brownish gold and maintained a good haziness in the body. There was a lot of carbonation and it took a good three minutes before the head dissipated. Bubbles formed around the head on the sides before the head dissipated. Once it settled a small mushroom cap of a head centered in the beer. The smell was the pine and the hops with some spices in the background. The taste was the hops with the spices in the background. Some bready malts came out in the taste along with a slightly sweet aftertaste. The palate was a light to medium and mainly drinkable, decently balanced. Overall, pretty good for the style, I’d have it again.

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Photo of jwerner23
3.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dave00100
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Photo of DarthTremens
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Brionna
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Stonehill64
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 29, 2013.

It has a medium amber-copper pour with a haze and a big lingering off-white head.

The aroma is earthy and floral with hops along with biscuit malts and a little sweetness. It smells fresh and clean.

The body is medium with a little acidity.

The taste has a nice dose of floral and earthy hops like the nose but they balance appropriately with the pale malts and sweetness. This is an English IPA so it is not meant to be hopped up. So in this regard Rock Art put together a fine and drinkable IPA.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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