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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ridge Runner’s big brother. Watch out. 100 IBU. 10%.

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iab30 (3) - - OCT 4, 2013 does not count
WOW 100 IBU. 10%.Need I say more... No longer available in My state (AZ)

4.7
dlovell2 (2137) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Cloudy dark amber color with white head. Fruity spicy aroma with citrus. Caramel malt with some dried fruit flavors with a spicy citrus finish. 10% alcohol is completely masked. Very nice beer.

4.6
nitsujcad1 (3) - Bennington, Vermont, USA - OCT 7, 2008 does not count
As a Vermonter, I might be a bit biased of the Rock Art brewery, but I think their products are very unique and well made. The Vermonster seems to be their flagship product and just became widely available in the state due to the change of alchohol content allowed to be sold by non liquer licensed companies. This is the beer I buy above all others. Try it with a good Vermont hard cider as well. I think you’ll be impressed!

4.6
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Pours a deep orangey hue, forming a light craggy head of foam. Aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruits, and hops. Complete hop bomb, grapefruit goodness. Has a juicy quality, unbelievable beer!

4.5
teamrassas (26) - USA - AUG 5, 2009
Swetet carmelized nose, looks dark tan to brown and hazy, sweet on palate, not overly so like the DF head 120 minute, 100 IBUs pleasant rantehr than distracting, nice amount of sugar/malts cover/balance the hops, sweet and dry asrtingent finish, SOLID beer

4.5
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Strong hop aroma. Strong malt finish. Less extreme aftertaste than most IPAs. Rock Art 4 Life! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
arojewski (58) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours deep honey to dark from the bottom with a thick foamy and clinging head. For it’s ABV it’s extremely palatable, with deep roasted notes and a wonderful after taste. Best barleywine I’ve tasted so far.

4.4
ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2014
My favorite kinds of barleywines are those with exceptional hopping and this certainly qualifies. Lots of vanilla, dark fruit and brown sugar breadiness, but with great bitterness.

4.3
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 On tap from a 1/6 barrel keg freshly filled the day before. Pours a simply beautiful dark reddish brown with a thick 1 inch beige/off white head. Heavy, sticky, sweet lacing clings lovingly to the side of the glass. Smells of spicy hops dominate the rich malts. First sip is a hoppy bitterness that is both tangy and biting. The massive hops are paired with a complimenting strong malt backbone creating a creamy milkshake like mouthfeel. Very Nice - Seek this one on tap.

4.3
johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours a deep burnished copper color with a sticky off white head that leaves a fair bit of lace on the way down. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, vanilla, pine, slight touch of alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel malt cut in half with bitter pine resin. Malty sweet with enough hop bitterness to keep everything in check. Surprisingly balanced taste for a beer that brags about 100 Ibu’s. Alcohol is well hidden on this one. Long lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Resinous and sticky mouthfeel, full body, light to medium level of carbonation. I like this one a lot. Reminds me of Bigfoot with a year or two on it when the malt starts to show up. Why did I wait so long to try this one?


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