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Rock Art Brewery

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Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,522
Ranked #7,285
4.08 | pDev: 7.6%
Jul 31, 2022
Apr 22, 2015
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Notes: Limited Access is a Double IPA with a smooth taste. The Australian Galaxy hop drives the flavor of this beer, giving it hints of citrus, passionfruit, and tropical fruits.

75 IBU
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Rated: 3 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Happyyb from New Hampshire

Oct 22, 2021
Rated: 3.31 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 12, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Stengelfoot from California

Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by scotorum from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single gifted by daughter.

Poured from the 16 oz. can into an English nonick pint.

a: Translucent to hazy dark gold with an inch thick white head which receded to very thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s; Alluring tropical fruit with strength,

t: Follows the nose somewhat but bitterness dominates. Flavor hold up as it warms. Significant bottom sediment.

m: Medium plus, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A very good DIPA, settling somewhere between the west coast and NE style.
Jul 27, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by cdpowers from Vermont

4.97/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of the most drinkable DIPAs I've ever had, and a lesser hyped VT dark horse. This one is herbaceous and smells like the nectar it is. Something to keep in regular rotation.
Apr 18, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2020
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned 5/19/20
Pours a med foamy head moderate retention, fair soapy lacing, hazy med orange-gold color but lots of yeast and protein chunks

Nose brings citrus and sweet malts, orange marmalade, some candied stone fruit, dried mango and a bit of tropical, generic fruity hop aromas and sweet candy like malt

Taste brings the sweet malts up front, again a little candy like and heavy with a little grainy and toasty notes, maybe some caramel, hops are there but seem a little old, citrus upfront but a more marmalade character again, candied dried mango, apricot, touch of generic tropical, lighter bitterness at first, then med to a bit higher bitterness on the finish, a bit of alcohol as well

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a little warming alcohol, med foamy carb

Overall seems like it would have been nicer fresh, gets a bit aged and it's only a few months old, which I know is old but a DIPA should be able to hold up
Aug 27, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 03, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by florisj135 from Virginia

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 3.65 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Oct 07, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by TripelMark from North Carolina

Oct 04, 2019
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I tried this beer off the tapper at the Hilton hotel in downtown Burlington, VT. It poured a murky amber with thin off white head that did not leave any lace. The scent had fruit peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with slight bitter fruit hop presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.
Oct 03, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Aug 23, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by bottmfeedr from Texas

Aug 17, 2019
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice hazy orange color that just a touch deeper then orange, sports a nice creamy two finger head that laces well.

Aroma is tropical fruits pineapple, mango with normal citrus orange, overripe pears even some light dankness underneath riding on a bready malt base. Like this it reminds of the beer last night that said it was dank, this one actually has hints of it so hopefully it will deliver more then just fruity notes.

Taste is good fruity up front tropical fruits give way to citrus hops with some earthy herbal bitterness thrown in to round it out. Not quite dank in the flavor but it does have a good alpha kick to it, unlike some NE styles. It is pretty tasty and enjoy the hop bite but could be tweaked a little to perfection my my opinion.

Mouthfeel is nice a big medium, carbonation is medium too.

Overall I like it, little bit more then you average NS style just needs a touch more added to the boil.
Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jun 12, 2019
Rated: 4 by bluehende from Delaware

May 25, 2019
Rated: 4 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2019
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Reviewed by MaxBrews from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I really love this beer. Vermont IPA could be it's own category as many of the og IPAs out of Vermont feature modern hops, with an English yeast strain and malt to back it up

Far too many NEIPAs especially dipas are overly sweet and have very little hop bite. Limited access is bitter and malty, with all the great tropical flavors of Galaxy hops.

It's a nice combo of resinous pine and citrus fruit with a nice biscuity finish.

The appearance may be off putting as there are a ton of yeast floaties. But have you ever seen heady topper in a can?

This beer is a wonderful mashup of English malts, yeast and modern hops.
Apr 15, 2019
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Rated by jamyers1 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Not bad! Had it about 1 month after canning. Not very hazy, golden in color. Very hoppy, sweet with a bitter finish.

Mar 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Croth3000 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
So I really am basing this upon how much I l love the smell the taste of Marijuana. I'm not even a pot head but I can't begin to explain how much I love the taste of edibles and such and wish it was just a flavor you could use even without the extra awesomeness. But this stuff tastes exactly like edibles and I love this stuff so much.
Feb 28, 2019
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a hazy orange color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a thin cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Some citrus and bready malt up front along with some earthy notes and a touch of tropical fruit

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some citrus and then goes into the bready malt and some earthy and tropical hop notes. Finishes with lingering citrus

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid DIPA that is on the easier side to drink
Jan 18, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Orange in color with pale yellow hues on the edge of the glass. Poured with a tall, creamy, dense, bright white foam with excellent retention. Fresh citrus orange aromas with a sweet malty base, hints of lemon peel and bready malt along with light dank notes. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and warming feel to the end. Citrus orange hop flavors up front that transition to medium hop hop bitterness through the middle. Medium light malty backbone. Lemon zest, juucy citrus, light dank hop notes, and bready malt from the middle to the end. Pine hop bitterness and boozy heat at the finish with lingering bitterness and citrusy notes. Great look and balance with just enough malt character to offset the intense hoppiness. Feel was a bit on the thin side. Tasty and very drinkable.
Nov 29, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by meatyard from Florida

Nov 15, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2018
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Reviewed by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a foggy orange with a finger of dense white head. Plenty of lacing left behind.
On the nose I primarily got tropical fruits, some citrus, a bit of pine.
The taste is bit more citrus forward, tropical notes and pine are there. Sweet malts also there. Nice balance, not too bitter nor too sweet. 
Medium bodied, the density of the head comes into play by giving this a creamy feel. 
Overall a tasty new one for me.
Oct 31, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus from Vermont

Oct 27, 2018
Rated: 4 by edthehead from Maryland

Oct 01, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Octoberist from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can dated 8/7/18 poured into a tulip
A: Orange with a one-finger head
S: Floral, white pepper, a bit fruity
T: Dry, herbal, pepper, a touch of pine
M: Medium-bodied, dry
O: Well-made, tasty but gets lost in the crowd
Sep 06, 2018
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pint canned on 8/7/18 opened on 8/25/18

The color is mostly Amber with golden highlights. Hazy, but certainly not opaque. Thick and milky foam suds hold on tight. The receding is minimal with hefty coverage. Full and thick lacing leftovers.

An amazingly bright and fruity filled hoppy dominated nose. Pineapple, black pepper, white wine like Zinn and strawberries. Honey-bready style Amber malt underneath all of the happiness.

A rather light bodied effect for a Vermont DIPA. Crispy clean, light but sweet and grainy malt has some awesome earthy tones, grainy but very light and crisp overall. Certainly not the light, golden malt from the most current New England Style ipa's, but this more Amber style malt stays very light and clean.

The hop side brings in light tropical effects, peppery and earthy citrus, grapefruit and pine mostly. Only the slightest bit earthy-funk but it's pretty gentle, not juicy or smooth but, light and clean, maybe slight grainy overall.

Compared to most of the New England style Dipa'$ available now, the complexity of hops is rather low. The balance here is very nice, as is the malty quality.
Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by mickyge from Massachusetts

Aug 17, 2018
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