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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Hop Noir is a delectable Black IPA, dripping with piney, aromatic Centennial hops. The malt base is dark and rich, anchored by organic black malt. This provides a strong foundation for the extravagant kettle hopping and dry-hopping that this beer experiences. Enjoy with a night-light.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2187) - USA - JAN 8, 2012
On draft at The Brazen Head. It is the biggest, darkest thing I’ve had from Peak, that is for sure. Green West Coast hops (Centennial, I see) lots of coffee flavor, some pine oil. The espresso taste sticks around on the palate. It is a little unbalanced imo, but still a fine brew.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbooth (12) - Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Never had a "black IPA" But this is delicious. Strong malt flavored all through out. Crisp and full notes of hops especially at the finish. Good beer will buy again. -CB

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
bomber shared by jsprime. black with a tan head. nicely hoppy black ale. could be a hoppy porter, could be a light impy stout. its pretty much a light expedition stout. really good black ipa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 4, 2012
aroma starts out very burnt/roasty malt, flavor is same. pours very dark with a tan head on top. sharp astringency in this one, thick body. flavor has tons of black malt, the 8% abv tastes/feels more like 10-11. very hot. honestly, if you put this blindly in front of me i’d think it was a moderately hoppy imp stout. black ipa? didn’t seem like it to me, the hop bite is piney but this is definitely more BLACK than IPA. regardless, for 3.99 a bomber I enjoyed this for a big beer on a budget, but it’s definitely a little heavy handed and one (maybe 1.5) dimensional.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4536) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Location: Draft at Blind Tiger, 1/2/12

Aroma: The nose is roasty, with lots of coffee, some licorice, citrus and pine hops
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown-black color, with a small frothy light brown head
Flavor: The heavy malt up-front, more roasty then sweet, with a mid hop, and a dry, roasty finish
Palate: It’s light-medium bodied, a touch watery for the style, with a soft carbonation, and a short duration
Overall Impression: I thought that one was a solid Black IPA that leaned toward the roasted side. It was pretty good, but there was something about it that was a bit lacking. Still though, it was a reasonably enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2011
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark black color with an off white foam head. Chocolate toasty aroma. Roast. Some citrus and resin mixed in. Sweet grape taste with a nice roastiness. Some charcoal and dark fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1935) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Strong citrus hop aroma with a light amount of sweet chocolate malt. Black color with a large brown head. Sweet beginning with a light bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicowv (472) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2011
22 oz bottle: Pours a light black with a little light seen through. Nice brown head. Citrus hop aroma but I had a cold and could not smell very well. Smooth, malty and fizzy on the tounge. Good citrus and pine hop with a malty balance. Nice but nothing too special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: May 18, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, lots of citrus hops
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of black malt bitterness, plenty of hops, nice citrus, caramel sweetness
Overall: too heavy on the black malt
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
In short: A exaggeratedly roasted dark ale with restrained hopping. Lame.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh 2 weeks after purchase
The look: Near black body topped by a medium tan head receding to a thin layer of foam
In long: Nose is highly roasted, burnt stuff, a bit of citrusy hops. This won’t be a hop bomb. Taste is more of the same. Grainy burnt malts that pile up and get a bit chalky, flour, light notes of rubber, wood ashes, burnt toasts. Discreet fruity hops that with a signature that is citrusy and also add a strange breakfast apple juice flavor. Body feels a bit empty. Low complexity and fortunately low intensity. This beer is not really offensive, it is not tasty enough be offensive. It is just lame and poorly executed. I like drinking a beer from Peak Organic once a year, it really makes me appreciate not drinking it the rest of the year.


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