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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Celebrate Hops! This beauty is packed full of hop flavor and all things hops. Chill to cellar temp 52-54 F. Pour into a Rock Art pint glass with a generous head, grasp with authority and indulge yourself with hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
benwa420 (47) - East Hampton, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Nice hoppy ipa. had a cloudy amber color. It had a bunch of hops but was still pretty smooth. had hints of citrus. all in all nice double ipa

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
A hazy golden amber IPA with a beautiful frothy off white head. In aroma, bready hoppy and floral, pinhey, strawberry notes. In mouth, a nice doughy caramel malt with good restrained c-hops, well balanced, grapefruit notes, a bit of funk, and lighter than expected. Tasted Nov. 22 2009.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle Pours a hazy golden rod with a good white head. The head is foamy a deminishing. Has a mild hoppy aroma of grass, pine, and a charcoal like smell. Has good carbonation. A crisp clean flavor. Dencent mix of malts then a light hoppy kick. Well balanced. Has a medium body. A good mouthfeel. A watery to lightly oily texture. A soft finish with areall good aftertaste. This is a good drinking beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2009
22oz brown glass pry-top with a sticker on the bottom that read Oct 2008. Appearance: Medium amber/brown with an inch of sudsy white head that left a good amount of lacing on my oversized pilsner glass (Carlsberg). Nose: Candied fruits and dried fruits all around: figs, oranges, ruby red grapefruit. Also, grapefruit zest, pine cone, and a little mossy/earthy note. Palate: Big mouthfeel with caramel malt and bitter hops competing for first billing. The grapefruit is on the palate as well, some quick tropical notes, with some sweet lemon and a little thai lemon leaf/wet grass type taste. The finish is dry, bitter with a nice astringency. Notes: The nose shows no signs of slowing down, but the freshness of the hops is starting to fall away from the palate, leaving just the bitterness aspect and some leafy flavors. It may be starting to show a little oxidative characters, but not to the beers detriment. A great big IPA and most assuredly worth the humble price. More body (more malt) than the Belvidere Big IPA they just released. The Belvidere is running lean and just to showcase the hops. This is a little more "balanced" if you can say that about a Double IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fredword1 (5) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009 does not count
Pours a cloudy amber. Over balanced with hops, flavor rivals that of eating actual hops flowers. Hard to taste any subtle flavor notes here, but I enjoy hops, so I’m not going to complain too much.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Loved this beer. Great hops, perfect taste, and awesome price. Need to fill my fridge up with these and Vermonsters.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Pours murky amber with brownish hues. A quarter inch head of white fell quickly to reveal a few errant dots of lacework and a somewhat placid surface. Aromatics are filled with pungent pine and grapefruit, with hints of peach, malt, and wet cardboard. Medium bodied and crisp. Slightly syrupy with lightish carbonation. An aggresive bitterness and earthy resins start the palate. Plenty of bark-like pine sap, with grapefruit zest and hop pellets. Wet paper steps forward along with some warming alcohol, and plenty of roughish bitterness continues. Finishes with lingering wet cardboard, oxidized hop pellets, and bitterly drying. No bottle date found, but this ones not tasting too fresh and reaks of old pellets. Some fresh, whole hops would make a world of difference.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2008
An interesting find....A Phoenician in Jersey sees a Kokopelli that sparks interest....Saw this little gem on the shelves at a Bottle King at X-mas...Why not? Nice Beer!! Pours a golden yellow, with a little head....perfect balance of maltyness to alcohol...not one of those over-sweet double IPA’s. Very smooth, and it impressed even the wine snobs in the fam. You East Coaster’s have a decent DIPA on your hands...not the best, but a very good attempt!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2008
20081219 Bomber from Abes. Shiny amber- gold with small but lacing white head. Pretty standard, mediocre IIPA aromas of citrusy, lightly resinous, lightly pithy hops and sweet malts. Reminds me of an orange cranberry muffin for some reason. Medium body with even but tingly eff. Nice amount of finishing bitterness but rounded out with a dose of fusel alcohol and mild astringency. Not one of the best efforts from Rock Art, and at PA prices, not exactly the bargain that usually makes these beers worth it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours with an amber to copper color and a nice large foamy head. Initially it seems ver simply constructed with some strong hops flavors and a thinner body. hen it warms up it becomes more complex with some malt shining through and a better profile.


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