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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of buttery popcorn and sweet roasted malt. Flavor is initially light citrus with a hint of buttery popcorn but finishes with smooth roasted malt, some charred malt notes, then sweet citrus hops in the finish. Certainly slightly flawed, but drinkable. Iíve had other Peak Organic beers with this same problem, unfortunately, because they have a lot of potential. 5/4/7/3/13 [3.2/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2281) - USA - JAN 8, 2012
On draft at The Brazen Head. It is the biggest, darkest thing Iíve 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2272) - 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.

   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 iíd think it was a moderately hoppy imp stout. black ipa? didnít 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 itís definitely a little heavy handed and one (maybe 1.5) dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5089) - 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: Itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1100) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1982) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicowv (477) - 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.

   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

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