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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Pours a four finger dark cream head that fades slowly leaving a very good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose. Flavor is grapefruit and a little sweetness from the malt, some lingering bitter aftertaste. Needs more malt for a double IPA. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6016) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
Verre de dégustation provenant d’une bouteille de 22 oz lors du Vermont Cheese Festival 2009 (Shelburne, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux et de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’agrumes et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #2627)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Dark copper pour with a hint of tangerine throughout. Big meringue head that diminishes to an 1/8 inch ring but leaves tons of lacing on the inside of the glass. Aroma is candied orange, caramel, and toffee. All of the hops have gone home for the summer. Not sure if this is intended or just an old bottle. Medium mouthfeel if not a bit syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Draft at DRE. Pours hazy orangy copper with off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, grapefruit, tangerine. Tastes very hoppy and citric with a solid caramel malt backbone. medium palate heft, decent complexity, with a good deal of tangerine and pineapple and grapefruit in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2009
22 oz bottle... hazy copper pour,big white head, good lacing.aroma is grassy and herbal.sweet caramel and some toasted notes ,also some grapefruit.finish is dry. medium carbonation and smooth ,very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours copper with a large white head. Smells of resiny hops, some earthy hints. Tastes perfumy and resiny with a sticky bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
One of the creamiest IPA’s I’ve had in awhile. Great mouthfeel. It pours a luxurious dark amber with contrasting white head. A good dose of herbal aromas and pine are noticed on the nose. Caramelly malt comes through nicely on the palate to calm down the hops, and it is far more balanced than I was expecing for an self-proclaimed extreme IPA. Very drinkable and approachable as far as IPA’s go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5624) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Bottle from 46er3498. Thanks Tom! Nose if somewhat sweet with lots of caramel, a little toast, orange and grapefruit skins and leafy hops. Pours amber with a nice soft head and good lace. Starts with a good dose of sweet caramel, toast, and light vanilla followed by grapefruit and orange skins and leafy and earthy hops that linger on the palate in a moderate level of dryness. Good. Drinkability is very good as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Shared a bomber at CL CdC release. Pours a deep slight hazed copper/amber with a foaming off whtie head. Aroma is grassy, herbal, ok citrus hops- a bit stale, not quite that powerful- some orange zest, and caramel malts in the backbone. Flavor is also grassy, citrus, herbal, moderate crystal malts- caramel and toffee sweetness, and a grassy slightly astringent finish. Ok and drinkable but doesnt come close to a great DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2009
In short: Good caramelized malt backbone and lots of hops with a smooth medium bitterness. A surprisingly nice big IPA.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh the day of purchase, soon after the beer release
The look: Cloudy dark golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: The pleasant perfumy nose is very floral, somewhat resinous and a little woody. This is obviously a very hoppy beer. Solid malt backbone with plenty of smooth caramel and some kind of woody sensation. A truckload of hops but never aggressive. This bitterness intensity is medium. The hop profile do not have that focussed dominant flavour. A bit of everything with resinous notes, floral notes, citrus fruits, perfumy notes, wood juice. With its well malted body and a-bit-of-everything hopping the beers ends-up being half-refreshing half-nourrishing. This is certainly the best Rock Art brew I’ve had. And they named it right, this is indeed a Big IPA. Had they always named their big as honestly they would have been selling beers called Bland Barley Wine, Shitty Belgian White and Fucked-Up Dry Stout among others.

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