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Rock Art American-Belgo IPA

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This is an American IPA fermented with our house strain of Belgian yeast. The beer has a soft copper body, malty and balanced with 70 IBU from our Columbus bittering hop addition. The hops then transition into flavoring hop additions during the last 30 minutes of brewing. At the end of the brew we add buckets full of aroma hops and ferment at a warm temperature. Then to capture even more hop flavors and aromas we poured more buckets full of hops directly into the beer (dry hop) and allow the beer to rest and absorb all the delicious hop goodness.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours medium dark amber. Thin off whit head. Strong aroma of Belgian yeast on the nose. Balanced flavor leaning towards hops. Bitter. Low carbonation which is nice. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Pours a pumpki orange color with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine,and Belgian yeast. Grapefruit, pine flavor with just a slight bitter hop flavor however the bitter is quickly overcome by the Belgian yeast. Very nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4062) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 2/24/12

Aroma: The nose has some nice citrus/grapefruit, with some lemon, pine, Belgian yeast, and spice
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear dark orange color with a small bubbly white head and light lace
Flavor: Tastes less "bright" then the nose, rather yeasty, with some light sweetness, and medium bitterness
Palate: Itís body is fairly light for the style, it has a low carbonation, is quite smooth and highly drinkable
Overall Impression: I thought that this one was going to be more exciting then it turned out to be. The nose made me think I was going to be drinking a beer with a bright grapefruit/citrus feel, but the beer I got had much less of that in the flavor. It was still present, but the flavor was yeastier then it was citrusy. Itís still a decent beer, but the expectations from the nose are not quite met.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KornDogg (534) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle. Floral & pine aroma. Hazy golden/amber body with thin dissipating head. Flavor begins with fruit, bitter, pine and floral notes. Hops and yeast followed by a long bitter finish and aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden hazy color with a miniscule white head. Nose is sweet and biscuity. Palate is syrupy with a clean finish and a nice bite. Flavors of dried fruits, grassy hops, sweaty Belgian yeast, a sweet almost honey flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Thanks to SFLPunk for sending this bottle out my way. Served in a snifter. Pours a somewhat-hazy light copper color. No head. A hard pour didnít really yield anything at all. A few swirls got a very thin collar, but that quickly faded too. The nose brings some light caramel and bread notes plus some faint earthy hops. Light citrus and a moderate yeast presence. The hops stand out a bit more in the flavor, but are mostly muddled in with the Belgian yeast. Light spice and pepper plus a modest bitterness in the finish. Light body and good carbonation. Nothing other than the appearance is too flawed, but it doesnít quite come together and nothing is in this beerís showcase.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
A very pleasant IPA. Good flavours and craftmanship to keep it balanced between distinct hoppiness coming through at 70 IBU and malty-yeasty Belgian component. Nice mouthfeel. Very good drinkability, excellent with food. Citrus hoppy aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2693) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, yeast and caramel. Flavor was citrus, belgian yeast, pine, caramel and grapefruit with a slightly bitter and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3008) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
Bomber via Lubiere, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep clear amber with a nice rocky light tan head. Aroma: Some juicy, citrus hops, a bit medicinal...eucalyptus?, biscuit, some esters, almost tangy caramel, zesty and a little peppery, almost buttery, a bit of pine, interestingly different. Palate: Medium body with relaxed, sparse effervescence. Flav.: Zesty, peppery, pine, grapefruit, resin, caramel, a touch of the eucalyptus-like note, the malts are a bit more subdued and straight-forward, less ester, a bit more predictable; dry with pretty good bitterness and a caramel, pine/resin hop finish.

A little out of the ordinary. Pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
On draft at the brewery. Golden color with a white frothy head. Refreshing beer. A little more bitter than citrusy.


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