Twin Tip | Rock Art Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 114
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an orange/tan color with a 1 inch head. Smell is surprisingly of malts, some herbal notes. Taste is of citrus, pine, light malts, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is pretty good, but I was expecting more based on the ratings here.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a bronzed to burnt orange to almost brown color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Slim glossy lacing clings to the sides of the glass. The smell had bitter pine up front with a light orange rind-like bitter hoppy quality about it. Lemon rind with a light dried citrus pulp bleeds into the overall aroma. The taste was moderately bitter with a nice sweet underscore of the pine into the aftertaste and leaving a dry citrus rind-like finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel about it. Carbonation seemed good for a DIPA and still allowing a nice bitter harshness as a DIPA to pound on my tongue. Overall, for a DIPA, well, what’s not to love, of course it’s good!

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden dark orange in color. Hazy in appearance. Orange, grapefruit pith and pine. A hint of an earthy malt profile but it's overtaken by the hops. A bit floral. Very dry finish. Shorter finish. Pretty good.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy darker amber with a thin off white head.

Aroma is an intense lemon herbal with a slight bubble gum resinous note.

Taste matches flavor with a nice mouthfeel.


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Photo of Billolick
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz tall can, 12/20/16 on the bottom (OK, not the freshest sample at almost two months in the can.)

Pous hazed typical amber, nice look to the rocky and lasting head here. Leaves a load of very fine, copious and scattered fields of lacing. Nice looking brew

Bright and tropical nose with lime, oranges and resiny hop notes.

Enjoyable and dangeroulsy tasty brew...more tropical goodness in the mouth..more lime, more oranges and also grapefruit.....dank, complex, flavorful and quite delicious...nice job here by Rock Art...go to Vermont and get some more of this.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can. Pours a murky brownish orange with an inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is a blend of pine, booze, and orange. Also a dank, peppery smell. The taste is grapefruit and pine but with some tropical fruits as well this time. Green pepper towards the end with a piney finish. Medium bodied with a bit more of an alcohol burn than I'd expect from a beer at 8%. Overall, a decent Imperial IPA.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 03/01/2016.

Pours a cloudy golden amber color with a 2-finger white head. Leaves some good lacing, as well as a ridiculous amount of sediment. Looks like a beer snowglobe.

The aroma has some citrus up front; orange, pineapple, and grapefruit, then comes a slightly piney note. The back end has a spicy green pepper note. Reminds me a bit of Palate Wrecker.

The taste is slightly piney, with some sweet orange rind. The backbone is slightly spicy, like raw onions.

The mouthfeel is the best part of the beer. It's medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It's incredibly smooth and creamy. Just a faint lingering bitterness.

Overall, a solid DIPA. It's very smooth and easy to drink. Would love to try a fresher version.

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Photo of cultclassic89
3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Deep orange/amber with plenty of white head.

S: Tons of grapefruit. Bit piney and dank. Malt is clean.

T: Very similar but with a bit of butter. Very old school west coast.

F: Fine as expected.

O: Solid DIPA, but it's a bit outdated and very different from the rest of what comes out of VT. You can find very similar options on the shelf locally.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can poured into a tulip.

a: Brownish orange body. Hazy with lots of particulates floating about. 2 finger off white head that dissipated quickly.

s: Orange, pine and floral hops. Quite fragrant.

t: Faint citrus, citrus rind. Piney floral finish.

mf: Lighter side of medium. A bit unbalanced and very light for a DIPA.

o: This is ok. Lots of hops, slight malt. Surprise!

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Photo of CNoj012
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy orange color with a two finger bright white head. Excellent retention and many hanging sheets of lacing. Smell is awesome. Mango, orange, grapefruit, pine, floral and dankness all blend together wonderfully. Taste is the same with just a touch of sweetness on the finish. Feel is medium and slick. Overall a very nice beer. Not overly sweet or bitter. Perfectly balanced.

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Photo of Butznutz
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very surprised and delighted by this DIPA from Rock Art bought mostly because I was a) in the mood to try something new and b) loved the can graphics. Inside I found a well above average new england DIPA that had great hop balance and a bit note earthly flavors (onion, pine) than some of the tropical offerings from this region. appearance had a nice amber hue, rich carbonation, was a bit nervous at first but found the feel actual quite creamy. finishes with just enough hop bitterness to let you take note. A very very good beer I feel just a tad below your headys, g-bots and fiddleheads.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned January 19, opened January 30

Burnt Amber, dark Orange color with a quickly dissipating head when poured into a tulip.

A hint of green onion and citrus with a sweet smell reminiscent of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Smells a bit green.

Tastes a bit green but delicious. Hint of green onion again with nice grapefruit peel bitterness. Somewhat dank. Juicy

Carbonation is a bit high, but mostly great. Not the smoothest, but really is very nice.

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Photo of smanson56
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a slightly darker orangey yellow color into my Teku glass. Nice nose with some good hop aroma and hints of malt in the background. The taste is a true DIPA with a nice malt profile with a nice pine finish. Carbonation is smooth. Another better than average DIPA from Rock Art.

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Photo of Chuckletheturtle
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose of a "men's perfume" (British Sterling) isle . Like able but drawing you in none the less. The resinous first sip doesn't disappoint and the malts fight to be known . They succeed but not turning heads.

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Photo of 2ellas
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an opaque deep orange/peach with an off white head.
Smell is AMAZING. Sweet tropical fruit at first then slowly fades to hoppy goodness.
Taste mimics the smell. Mostly sweet with with a hint of hop bitterness at the end
Nicely carbonated with a bit of hop oil on the tongue
Overall an excellent beer. My favorite so far from rock art!

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Photo of Nishriver
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vermont is full of DIPA's and this one is up to par. Piney and citrusy straight from the can. I don't normally pour DIPA's from VT into a glass but this one had a great color and was really pleasant to the nostrils. I think Rock Art is doing a great job with their DIPA's.

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Photo of Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank straight from tallboy canned exactly two weeks ago so I cannot speak for look. Smells like piney tropical citrus, tastes like earthy mango pineapple. Absolutely stellar double ipa!

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Photo of CayseyW
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy copper body with w foamy white head that leaves a speckled lacing. Piny floral notes with grapefruit peel on the nose. Bright piny citrus flavor with a touch of sweetness. Nice mouth with little booziness. Great beer. Best Rock Art beer I've ever had.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into stemmed tulip.
Pours a medium amber with nice clarity and one finger of head.
Aromas a dank hoppiness, slightly sticky...some malt present in the nose.
Taste is nice, mid range bitterness.
Mouthfeel is good.
Another move by Rock Art toward the hoppy style we are hoping for. With Hop Notcher, Limited Access and Twin Tip Rock Art is doing nice work.

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Photo of cbutova
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy can into various glasses with an ever so slightly hazy golden body. The cap is white, somewhat creamy and rises to half a finger with decent retention. Lacing is a mix of small sheets and spottiness.

S- Dank and herbal hops meet earthy and fruity tropical cones. Aromas really reveal an all around balanced smell with the hops solely being the breadwinner. Dank, herbal, floral, citrus, resin, tropical and fruity.

T- In the taste the beer becomes slightly biased in what was a wonderfully balanced hop aroma to the resinous pine and the bitter citrus fruit peels. Beyond that is still complexity of hops with apricot, mango stone fruits, spicy, melon, dank, orange and grassy hops. A medium caramel sweetness and bready cereal grains.

MF- Medium-heavy bodied with a slightly oily touch and a mostly puffy texture. The carbonation is very high and the beer itself is crisp and zesty. Intense bitterness lingers.

IPAs in tallboy cans in 2015... something that is generally quite enjoyable. For me the most impressive and memorable thing about this brew is the aroma which balances just about all of the major hop categories.

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Photo of Brad007
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark gold hue with a small head into my glass.

Pungent with pine and citrus in the nose.

Bitter and woodsy in nature with some hop character.

Finishes with nice touch of bitterness.

Another excellent DIPA from Rock Art. Ten years ago, a beer of this caliber would be unthinkable. Nowadays, it's a proud standard.

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Photo of skivtjerry
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Vibrant orange color, slightly hazy. Head is a little thin.
Smell: Nice dankness up front, backed with tangerine citrus. There is pine but it is somewhat obscured by a minty aroma that clashes with the other components.
Taste: Like the smell at first, though the mint character is less intrusive, followed by some sweet, slightly spicy malt and alcohol (though not that much for an 8% beer). Finishes with moderate bitterness that complements the malt.
Feel: Balanced and satisfying.
Overall: Very good beer, 1 or 2 minor faults. To make an analogy, if the top of the heap VT DIPA's are Tour de France winners, Twin Tip is a sturdy, reliable domestique.

edit: This year's edition is better than 2015/2016, much improved aroma and tastes even better. Marked up accordingly.

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Photo of Tmsmaloy
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I purchased this because i have been impressed with their last couple ipa's. I was happy to see a skiing tie in in the name and can art. If this beer holds up it could be a winner for the brewery. The color is light and bright. A beautiful golden. The head poured white and thick, dissipating slightly. Aromas of pine and a balanced taste of citrus hops and malt. This is a very drinkable beer. Again I am impressed. Thank you guys!

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Photo of jhavs
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a snifter, fresh. I think first can run of this brew. Purchased at Wing's Market in Fairlee, VT.

A= Pretty clear, going against the current VT DIPA trend, copper in color, bubbles rise and create a thick foamy white head, settles to thin layer in glass and leaves sticky lacing clinging to the sides of the glass as I drink.

S= Hops up front that are mostly earthy. Pine, resin, bit of spiciness. Get a bit of citrus, but the zest, not a juicy aroma. The hop aroma is crisp and up front. Bit of malty sweetness in the background.

T= Pine, earthy hops with a pretty deep bitterness blending into a slight caramel sweet malt flavor.

M= Moderate carbonation, light side of medium body, goes down smooth, not syrupy.

O= Been impressed by recent Rock Art IPA/DIPA new options. The seem to be making a real effort to release, modify, tweak, and improve their hoppy options.

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Photo of FFreak
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a 4-pack of 16 oz cans dated 12/10 at Duncan Donuts in Milton for $12. This one is more similar to Notch Hopper than Limited Access, with a more west coast profile, and a more dank, resinous hop blend.

Pours a nearly perfectly clear light-copper color with a thin and quickly dissipating one finger off-white head.

Smell is immediately hop forward, with some spicy, resinous, pine.

Taste follows but with a healthy bit of malt to offset the hoppiness, and a fairly bitter finish. Produces exceptional hop burps.

Mouth is medium, not heavy at all given the high malt appearance in the taste.

Overall, this is another fine DIPA from Rock Art, which I consumed fairly young. I think the malt and hops might blend and balance out a bit better in a week or so.

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Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 114 ratings