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RATINGS: 202   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5147) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin creamy, beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, sugar, caramel malt, earthy hops, and licorice. Flavor is sweet malt forward with medium hops and dark fruit esters; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Black body with tan head. Smells weird. I donít know if thatís the organicness of this beer. Just a mouthful of organic randomness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1789) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Very dark with foamy mocha head and decent lacing. Medicinal aroma plus butter plus sweet. Tastes lightly roasty plus a very clean dry bitterness and a bit of astringency. Very light with a fairly long dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a short tan head. Roasted malt, burnt caramel and hops in the nose. Pine seems the dominant hoppiness. Taste is pine, roasted malt, coffee, burnt caramel and floral hops. Body is medium with a slight oily feel and a dense bubbly carbonation. Ends with more pine, roasted malt, coffee notes and floral hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville, VA. Pours clear very dark brown appearing near black in the glass. Large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big pine and resin hops with a faint bit of roastiness. The taste is big bitter hops, pine, resin, herbal with a roasted malt and burnt sugar finish. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopdog (11645) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a smaller sized off white head. Buttered popcorn. Tastes of stale hops, roast, and some coffee. Just something off overall on this one.

   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 (5716) - 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 (7420) - 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.

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