Vermont Hop Harvest | Rock Art Brewery

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30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Brad007 on 10-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.37/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanflc
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Photo of jlindros
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Do love me a well done APA, hopefully this isn't too piney or earthy, although that could be OK too if done the right way. Rock Art still has the ability to surprise me with a good beer here and there,

Pours a nice fluffy white 2 finger head with some big bubbles that pop quickly, fades at a med to slower pace and leaves nice spotty lacing, mostly clear slight hazy orange slight amber hue color.

Nose is interesting, mostly floral hops, little fruity as well with hint of peach and apple like fruits somehow, touch of grassy hop, there's also an interesting honey aroma that seems to pop up quickly then disappear, a bit of citrus comes through with a mild sweet malt base, and hint of candied orange peel.

Taste is a little light, well it just seems that way since the malts are almost non-existant, it's more like hop water. Hops are plenty though, again floral and grassy, mostly grassy and a little leafy, but also brings mild citrus components, and just a touch of pine resin, fairly juicy hop character too. The bitterness starts light but ramps as there is no malt to keep it balanced, as it finishes and dries even more, it gets quite bitter, and makes me want to keep sipping and not even put the glass down. It's kinda refreshing in that sense.

Mouth is lighter bod, lots of carbonation, enough that gives a nice aroma, but seems to get in the way of the flavor a bit.

Overall not bad, nice hop component for sure, floral, grassy, with hints of citrus and very light pine resin, the bitterness is nice overall for an APA with mild bitterness in the middle, and a big bitter finish that gets washed away with each new sip. The malts are the only real let down, they're pretty much not there and the beer has very little body because of it, so it gets a little lost and hops just smash everything, also the carbonation is a little much. Otherwise a pretty nice beer.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, copper coloring with a ton of carbonation bubbling and a filmy, frothy, bright white head that clings and settles into a surface coat. Aromas of pine resin, grapefruit tart, spice, floral highlights, and a bitter undertone. Smells great! Flavors are bitter forward, with a blast of resin, pine tassel, and tangy toffee in the backbone, with a spice build towards the end of the palate that also carries a grassy tone. Grapefruit tart also builds, with a tangy and bitter dry aftertaste. Very balanced throughout, with a solid bitterness into the finish. Dry, bitter, and slightly spiced finish. Great beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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Vermont Hop Harvest from Rock Art Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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