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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Intensely roasted flavor almost burnt charcoal. The hops are relatively muted. A bit different for this style but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Very nice fresh hop aroma prominent with spice, pine and fresh grass. Black with ruby/brown highlights. Thick tan head which rains down at pouring. Taste is rich with hop character but not overwhelmingly bitter. Some of the roastiness of the dark mounts comes through as well but still leaves center stage to the hop oils. Not particularly alcoholic. More malt on the finish. Moderate body. Sticky lips when finished. Lots of the dark malt left far into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel. Pours a very deep ruby, almost black, with an average size diminishing frothy beige head. Aroma of green leafy hops and roasted malt. Flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops and a roasty, very bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Iím not crazy about this style of beer but this is alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
the aroma smells like licorice. the rest of the beer lack any qualities. weak palate unpleasant flavors and a strong burnt aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
The aroma is grassy and has a slight burnt malt quality. The taste is like metallic insecticide which is ironic for an organic. The appearance is dark brown. The palate is thin. Overall I am really disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4007) - - MAY 31, 2011
22oz bottle. black but not opaque with a medium, creamy, tan head. aroma is all hops with the only the faintest hint of dark malt. flavor brings forth notes of licorice, burnt meat, dark chocolate, bitter citrus/pine hops. palate is medium with medium low carbonation. not a bad beer...pine and chocolate donít really do it for me though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2011
(22 oz. bottle from Damonís) Very dark brown. Tall tan head. Aroma is sweet citrus and pine over dark roasty coffee, vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Very smooth, lightly oily palate. Droopy, broken, dabby lacing. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, dark and caramel-roasty. Real good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2011
22oz bottle. Opaque deep brown-black, maybe just black, with a pretty respectable fluffy beige head. One of my favorite Peak beers yet, this really nails the style. Creamy chocolate tones on top of a rough hop barrage. Some alcohol to round out the rich depth. A really solid beer, not unlike Old Rasputin...maybe a touch more hops. Thick, oily tones that are truly the essence of the Black IPA. An awesome beer, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (3008) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2011
on tap at Tylers Apex 5/22/11. Good aroma, bitter sweet. Big roasty chocolate malt, nice piney hops, litte yeasty fruitiness. Brownish black color, ok head, but good lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Lite body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish. Very nice brew, big aroma and flavors. very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4290) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Aroma is decently hoppy with floral and fruity hints, not strong but still pleasing. It pours a dark muddy brown that is opaque save at the edges, and the pale tan head is thick, frothy and persistent. Flavor is quite hoppy and somewhat bitter, and has grassy, woody and nutty hints, plus a fair but not fierce alcohol nip. Texture is smooth and fizzy, leaving a tingly and woody finish.

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