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Black Moon IPA | Rock Art Brewery

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Black Moon IPABlack Moon IPA
BA SCORE
4.04/5
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149 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AlexJ on 10-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,276
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
149
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
25
Trade:
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a slim finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a gentle pace. Mild lacing ran around the glass in a messy sort of way. The smell started off with a mild sweet to rustic sort of crisp coffee tones running into some bitter piney hops. The flavor takes the bitter portion of the piney hops and leads on further into the bbitterness of the coffee tones. Big bitter piney to coffee aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation seemed fairly strong but still allowing enough harshness from the bitter hops and coffee tones to cling to my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good black IPA that I could have again. And the alcohol level really wasn’t felt.

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Photo of Bitburger
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFreak
4.24/5  rDev +5%
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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Photo of q33jeff
2.84/5  rDev -29.7%
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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Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnGray
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
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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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of toothirsty
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JVStabile64
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pharris192
2.34/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not a good dark IPA

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Photo of jwerner23
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bieniek30
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -16.3%
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 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VTWicked
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Sbrunner223
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of yarnbomb
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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

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Photo of lccrunchy
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Black Moon IPA from Rock Art Brewery
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