20th Anniversary Double IPA | Rock Art Brewery

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20th Anniversary Double IPA20th Anniversary Double IPA
20th Anniversary Double IPA20th Anniversary Double IPA

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 69
Photo of SABERG
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 1/15/19 into the test glass
A - A glowing hazy orange color, radiant. Solid carbonation feeds a never leaving white froth.
S - Orange and pine, sugary malt, tangerine.
T - Follows the nose well, delightful mix of orange, pine apple, tangerine, with a nice bitterness.
M - Soft water, excellent feel. with a sharp turn to bitter at the finish
O - A pleasant surprise, with solid feel and wonderful aromatics. Glad to see this fresh.

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Photo of GHow
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My first try for the Rock Art Brewery. The 16 oz was dated 1/15/19 so very fresh for this review. Loved the cloudy dark amber color, the mild pleasant aroma and I did enjoy the hop bite bite on the back of the tongue.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the can I just opened was canned on 11/20/18, this is not retired. From the can it pours a hazy amber with a nice thick head that lasts. A lot of lovely citrus scent wafts into the nose, followed by a light pineapple edged bitterness in the mouth. Feels nice in the mouth, I can see why they did not retire this one!

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Photo of scotorum
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House willi.

a: Translucent orange with a two inch thick white head which receded slowly to thick surface foam and dense lacing. Extensive suspensions visible in the bottom half.

s; Citrus leaning to the orange/tangerine side.

t; Fairly bitter orange/grapefruit over a medium malt base, dry finish with little lingering bitterness.

m; Medium plus, very good body and lots of carbonation tingle.

o; Perhaps most notable for its great carbonation and head, although the suspensions, among the highest number I've ever seen in any brew, are an unappetizing distraction. A good DIPA otherwise and quite flavorful.

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Photo of LarryV
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque, dull gold with visible floaties. Rather dank in flavor with a nice hop forward bite. Citrus is present but quite suppressed (which I liked). Kind of a mashup between a traditional IPA and a NEIPA. Personally, I thought it was delicious and highly satisfying.

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Photo of albern
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This sure looks like a NE IPA to me, or what you would call juicy hazy IPA. This pour really thick out of the can and is super hazy and cloudy and did I mention really thick. It is a very deep orange almost dirty blonde color, maybe a little darker than typical hazy IPAs. There looks to be a bit of sediment or bits of yeast or trapped carbonation but there is definitely something floating around the bottom of the glass. The nose is citra, not overwhelming, but good. The taste is very tart grapefruit, maybe a little pine, maybe very acerbic fruit. At 80 IBU this is really hop forward. This one will flash freeze your tongue a bit because it is very bitter, very full bodied, not for the faint at heart. This is a very good beer but I wouldn't characterize it as an Imperial IPA or double IPA without giving some nod to the NE IPA character of the beer.

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Photo of Wapes
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Maybe i got a so-so batch. The alcohol content is there, hut for me the flavor, mouth feel and aroma were not great.

Flavor was nondescript, with a bite afterwards; not the smooth taste or feel of an Exhibit A, Alchemist or Trillium.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the one pint can dated 06/05/18. Sampled August 12, 2018.

Milky, thick looking juicy yellow underneath a lasting white foamy head.

Aroma of many tropical fruits including orange, guava, papaya, and a more muted biscuit maltiness. Booze is not noticeable in the aroma.

Medium to full chewy body. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

The taste has a little bit of sweet bread that is quickly overtaken by the fruity characters of the nose. And I pick up a tad more booze in the taste than I picked up in the aroma. Ends quite bitter.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange, tangerine, grapefruit pith, pine and underripe mango. Cracker malt. Lower sweetness. Very dry, semi raw bitterness on the finish but doesn't linger. Not bad, but could be a bit more flavorful.

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Photo of smcolw
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, apricot color. Good streaky 3D lace from a mild head.

Mellow, mostly soft malt.

The taste is more harsh than the smell with a bitter, black pepper hop. Thinner body with a higher carbonation. Good bitter finish with a lengthy aftertaste.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good beer, fruity, funky New England IPA, big foamy top, just enough bitterness on the finish, similar to Heady (lots of floaters) but a little less malty.

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Photo of Tony210
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deeply hazy dark yellow with plenty of billowy white head. Big citrus nose. Hop bomb! Lots of pineapple, orange, lemon. Medium bodied. Another good NE DIPA.

16 oz can - canned 1/23/18
4 rating

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from El Jefe, thanks for the opportunity!
Hazy murky light golden color with a huge bubbly white head that persists. Dripping with citrus, fruit, and resin on the nose. Flavor follows the aroma but adds a hint of earth and grass. Respectable IPA

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 2/27/18.

A murky gold beer with a tacky, chaulky mouthfeel. Dank and peachy in the nose with zero malt on the palate and a serious bitterness. Pithy citrus with a heap of grapefruit and unripe peach. Finishes very dry and bitter with lingering tropical pith.

Tasty but a bit of a bruiser.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange body with a solid 2 finger white head that sticks around. Aroma and taste of pine and citrus. Grapefruit and orange. Medium body, good carbonation.

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Photo of Brad007
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice whitish-blonde hue with streaks of amber and a thick head into my glass. Mango citrus kick in the nose, Taste reminiscent of a mimosa with orange peel and mango dominating the mouthfeel. Crisp finish with a slight burn. Hard for me to decide which of their IPA offerings are my favorite. It's a toss-up between this and Limited Access. Rock Art has a come a long way. I am proud that they have grown into an amazing brewery.

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Photo of FFreak
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best Rock Art beer ever....They really came through on this one. Looks like fruit juice with a tall, soft head that coats the glass. Big aromas of hops jump out of the can. Taste is full of tropical fruit and is very well balanced. Mouth feel is just right for the style. Overall, a really good NE-style DIPA.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Pours a turbid, hazy yellowish orange with over an inch of frothy white head. Good amount of lacing. Fantastic aroma of grapefruit, lime, mango, guava and papaya. The taste is more of the tropical and citrus fruits but with some light crackery malts. Citrus peel and grapefruit finish with a moderate alcohol presence. Juicy with a dry mouthfeel and medium to heavy body. Very impressive.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a murky/hazy thick copper juicy color with a cap of a little white foamy head that slid off at a fair pace. Some light lace ran nicely in and around the glass.
The aroma had a fantastic orange to grapefruit juiciness throttling a livid little zesty hop spice forward with a little bit of grassy sweetness. Malt plays a nice sweet balance, but I have to admit - still is a bit low key as it warms.
The flavor was juicy sweet through the orange and grapefruit juice. Full orange to grapefruit juicy aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fine sipping quality about it. Carbonation, like most New England styled DIPA's is under, but I'm not bothered by that, just something I've come to accept. ABV felt as projected by the brewer. Super juicy finish with little to no harshness.
Overall, for a brewery that has been doing this longer than most and still going, I have to admit that Rock Art still has what it takes to compete. I'd definitely have again.

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Photo of Pumadog
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hazy pale yellow color, nice slightly fruity aroma, very easy to drink. Nice smooth feel. I live in Vermont which is known for its many highly rated IPA beers. I’ve sampled quite a number. This is one of the best. I would not hesitate to buy again.

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Photo of bobv
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can.
Moderate pour yields a 1/4 inch white head over a hazy, cloudy, murky body with nice sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit and slight pine dankness. Taste of fruit, citrus pith, and piney bitterness leading to a fairly dry finish. Mouth feel is half carb and half juicy bits of particulate, but still pretty good. Overall, a nice juice bomb from Morrisville, VT. Cheers!

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20th Anniversary Double IPA from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 69 ratings