Hoppy Day IPA - Rock Art Brewery

Hoppy Day IPA

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Overall: 6.39/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American IPA - New England (NEIPA)

ABV: 5.50%

IBU: 20

Season: Occasional

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  • Color: Pale Gold
  • Purchased at Rock Art brewery on recent family visit to the North East. No date on can. Based on the pour and the fact that other sites state this beer is a NEIPA, might be on the older side.

    Pours more with a chill haze than the opaqueness of a NEIPA. Less than a single finger of pure white foam covers. Thick, sheeting lacing.

    Aroma is citrus grapefruit, pine, with hints of overripe tropical fruits, pear, and herbal. Slightly sweet.

    Taste lacks the sweetness from the aroma. The grapefruit soars into the finish it is painted with pine and herbal. A bit of stiffer bitterness than expected and especially at 20 IBUs.

    Light body with a well fitting carbonation that is on the lighter end of medium. Dries as the bitterness bites.

    The idea of using local Vermont hops is really appealing that I hope continues with all breweries using locally harvested hops, malts, etc in their beers. I think this beer isn't the freshest based on look and aroma. I wouldn't have this beer again unless it was fresh, allowing me to reassess. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 14:51:37
  • Tasted: Friday, August 26, 2022
  • $0.00 for 16 oz. can
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Beer Notes
  • Hazy IPA made with all Vermont grown hops, including Cascade, Chinook, and Nugget.
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Hops
  • Cascade, Chinook, and Nugget