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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, diacetyl, light citrus, and light pine, and malt. Poured very dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, molasses, brown sugar, pine, resin, light coffee, slight diacetyl, and some wood. Medium body. Slightly viscous, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, pine, diacetyl, resin, brown sugar, molasses finish is dry. 8.2%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
obguthr (5581) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Light butterscotch nose. Cola brown, thin tan head. Soy sauce and slightly rancid meat flavor. Butterscotch and char appear toward the end. Malty bitterness. Does not compete favorably in a style with so many stellar examples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
(sample at the 2012 Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee) black with brown head. Roast malt and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7234) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Market - 12 oz bottle. Deep, dark black pour, thick mocha head with nice thick lacing. Aroma has a definite spruce profile, nice and hoppy. Flavor is earthy and bold with some pronounced citrus grapefruit notes, nice bitterness, a hint of fresh licorice and black dirt. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Overall, a solid black IPA - especially for an organic one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1507) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2012
This is an interesting beer with a lot going for it, tons of roast malts, beautiful pitch black pour, but the body seemed really rough to me, chewy but not in a good way. Not quite sure what, but it didn’t really come together for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2012
22oz bottle-pours black with a milkshake tight rich brown head. Aroma is sweet resin, roasty dark malt/oat. Taste is roasty/ashy-dark malt, biting pine hops. Quick, thinning finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle, small tan head above black body. Aroma of roast and a hint of caramel. Taste is medium sweet with a bitter finish. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3713) - 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. I’ve 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 (2444) - 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.

   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

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