Today I’m sitting around with the sister-in-law/brother-in-law/nephew watching some football. Earlier today we had Indian buffet for lunch with some other friends. Right now, it’s definitely a good time for a beer review.
At 80 IBUs, Rock Art IPA II promises to be a flavorful experience. I picked this bottle up in Vermont over the holidays. I’ve been pressured to drink it as the large bottle was taking up too much space in the fridge.
The beer is a burnt orange color. Pretty minimal head. Aroma is a bit fruity and sweet. The flavor is completely the opposite. The 80 IBU is pretty brutal. Hop heads – rejoice. Surprisingly, I’m not getting as much citrus as I expected. I get more of a flowery taste. The aftertaste is piney and lingers…and lingers…and lingers. In a slightly related story, my grandfather (old Vermont native, child during the depression) used to try to get us grandkids to chew on dried pine sap. He chewed it all the time. We fell for it the first time; not yummy to a 6 year old. If you like this beer, you might enjoy chewing on sap.