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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We brewed this one because we just can’t get enough of those hops. IPA’s seem to be a great choice any time of the year. They have a great malt flavor and hop profile, just what a beer connoisseur is looking for. We decided to give this one a bit more hops. Try this with a strong cheese like a very sharp cheddar, cloth bound, aged if you can find one.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Bomber shared by marcdesthya.
Appearance : Deep amber with small head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Crisp herbal hops with floral notes. Citrusy also. Light caramel notes.
Taste : Caramel and crisp floral hops. Finish is quite bitter and very dry. A bit astringent.
Overall : Nice hops nose with interesting malt profile. Finish is a bit too astringent and bitter without enough malt to back it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
on tap at brewpub. clear deep golden-orange, small and disappearing frothy head. caramel malts with cascadian hops. average carbonation, medium body, oily mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (973) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
22 oz bottle from the new store. Big nose on it, lots of pine up front. Kinda loses the pine and fades to a bit of honey sweetness as it warms. Easy drinking flavor for a double IPA. Perhaps not as hoppy as it could be, but I liked it....very easy drinking for the style on a very hot summer night.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3148) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2011
bottle-dark copper hue with a small fizzy slightly off-white head. nose of musty hops-leafy and somewhat resinous. smells like a barleywine more than most ipas. resounus hops dominate the flavors not very well put together beer here. very unbalanced and harsh. fussel alcohol as well. needs alot of work.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
22 oz bomber shared with Scott. Pours a deep orange honey with a medium sized off white-light beige head. Aroma of sweet tangy malts, toffee, floral notes and hops. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Has a buttery eel to it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2011
pours a clear orange color with little head. lot’s of citrus hops in the nose. taste is hop punch of citrus flavors and bitter. almost a bit spicy even. not a bad double IPA but certainly not the best.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1203) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bomber in Johnson, VT. Very nice. Murky orange pour, small white head (disappears fast). Bitter grassy aroma and the flavor is much the same, lots of grassy hops, a very dry, astringent, very bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Pours a slightly hazed deep amber into a tulip. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel and resin aromas. Sweet caramel and nutty bread from front to back with a sweet, lasting resin finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
bigrond (1443) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
The best rating I can give this beer is below average. I am not a fan of Rock Art. In fact I have never had a beer from them that I’ve really enjoyed, but yet I still gave it a try. An not suprisingly, it was bad. A bitter, unbalanced IPA. Hop taste was so far off that I didn’t really even want to finish it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 5, 2011
Hazy caramel with a white head. Sweet malts, molasses, piney and citrus hops in the aroma. Big, chewy caramel malts, pine, citrus, toasted malt, bread, too. It is a big beer, no doubt. But, it is not one of those un-approachable beers, either. While I wouldn’t say it stands out from the world of good DIPAs, it is one of the good ones.


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