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:
148
Reviews:
61
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
12.62%
 
 
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37
Gots:
24
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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFreak
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4x16oz cans for around $15. Poured into a willy glass. Dark, dark semi-translucent brown with a finger of chocolate head that leaves lines of lace around the glass. Aroma is a bit odd, with lavender and salt-water taffy in there (best way I can describe it). Taste is pretty nice, combining a sweet malty roasted flavor with a fairly bitter finish - not what I would call a hoppy beer. Mouth is interesting, with a syrupy sweetness, but bitter enough to keep it enjoyable. Overall, I'm digging it for now. We'll see how the next three cans go.

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2.84/5  rDev -31.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnGray
3.46/5  rDev -16%
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 Kelp
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JRoPA
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toothirsty
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pharris192
2.34/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not a good dark IPA

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4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bieniek30
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 650 ml. bottle. It is clipped at February but also at "19." So I'm not sure if that means the expiration date is Feb 19. In any event I drank it on April 10, 2015.

Anyone who takes beer vacations to Vermont knows that the Hunger Mountain Cooperative natural foods store is a good place to find some interesting beers. And this one was brewed by Rock Art especially for the Coop so it is not a widely available beer.

The color is deep brown with a long-lasting foamy tan head.

While I do pick up some dark malts on the nose the pine and earthy hops tend to overpower everything else. 10% so I get a hint of alcohol.

Fuller body with an astringency that seemingly burns the back of my tongue.

Just a phenomenal earthy and pine bitterness rips into every aspect of the flavor and penetrates my senses. While I get a slight dark malt and dark licorice under currant the hops are what make it memorable. Wow. Drink slowly. Not for the feint of heart.

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Photo of founddrama
3.38/5  rDev -18%
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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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VTWicked
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Sbrunner223
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of yarnbomb
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

The best black IPA i've had. Consistently amazing, and my favorite from Rock Art.

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4.6/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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