Black Moon IPA | Rock Art Brewery

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Black Moon IPABlack Moon IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by AlexJ on 10-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
149
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
12.65%
 
 
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37
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25
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1.75/5  rDev -57.4%

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2/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of pharris192
2.34/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not a good dark IPA

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of q33jeff
2.84/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
04/29/13
Aroma- some smoke, but otherwise empty. Dark black color with a Foamy tan head. Smoke, ash, hops barley. Hint of coffee. Smooth feel, above average carb. Not bad in the end. Taste is a bit funky.
**

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of founddrama
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

IPA-ish. Not as hoppy. Sweet and malty. Roasty but not overly so.

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Photo of JohnGray
3.46/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

High alcohol leaves a lasting warmth and is very prominent in smell

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of imagineiii. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours near black with an off-white head and some spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose is a bit plain with some woody characteristics and a bit of dryness. There is a bit of a perfume-like character there as well, perhaps from some floral-forward hops. The flavor has a lot of roast plus some pine and more of the perfume notes. Feel is brought down by this, as it almost seems like someone sprayed perfume way too close to my face right before I inhaled. Overall, this was pretty good, though nothing out of the ordinary.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of musicforairports
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Schuffer Steak and Ale House in Burlington.

Definitely black, small, off-white head that leaves some lacing.

Smells of roasted malts and some pine. Pretty sticky and a bit sweet.

Taste is robust, with a lot of roasted chocolate flavors. Hops take the form of a resin-y pine flavor with some citrus, but they aren't too strong. In some ways, this is like drinking a hoppy Imperial Stout. Alcohol is noticeable but less so than it could be for the ABV.

A bit syrupy on the mouth, appropriate level of carbonation.

This one is less hoppy than some I've had of the style and is definitely the most robust. It's a sipper and a decent beer overall.

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3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight grapefruit nose, flavor is grapefruit and hints of caramel, some lingering bitter aftertaste. Decent DIPA. $5.49 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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