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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1246) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
BeerAdvent 2013 Day 21. Pours Very Dark Brown, tan head. Nose is chocolate, pine, roast, citrus. Flavour is chocolate, citrus, quite a lot of black patent malt, makes it taste ashy on the finish, almost acrid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (949) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with just a little light coming through, large tan head that leaves some good lace. Aroma is pine, citrus, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavour is pine, roasted malts, light citrus, medium bitterness, and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Rating #847 - December 21, 2013 - Beer 21 from the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Pours a cinematic black, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and floral piney hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness that disguises the higher abv quite well and is beyond refreshing. Unreal.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours very dark with nice thin white head. The aroma is nice mix of citrus hops with a touch of pineapple and pine with some molasses and roasty notes as well. The initial taste is of hops strong citrus and pine with subtle mango notes. Mid taste is more malty with chocolate, coffee, licorice, currants, molasses and burnt sugar notes. Finishing taste is earthy, herbal with very resinous bitterness that lingers on the tongue. It has a chalky feel on the palate and it seems to be of average mouth feel. A decent black ipa. I like the bitter finish but would prefer it to wane a bit sooner. The chalky mouth feel is the major negative to an otherwise good beer. I like the the upfront citrus tones and would rebuy this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2013. Dark brown, tan head. Hoppy aroma, ripe papaya and berries. Sweet fruity hop dominance, dark malts peek from below. Medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimspady (175) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Day 21 CBAC. Pours black, thin head. Love the back and forth of the malts and hops. Smooth, medium palate. Decent representation of the style. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (804) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Black with big brown head. Lots of chocolatey malt, light pine hop aroma. Taste is mostly chocolate, coffee, toffee, lacking in the hop flavour but there is a strong bitterness too.decent stuff I’d prefer to try fresher.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2542) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
12oz brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar ’13. Dark brown in the glass, a few fingers of brown head survive through the drink. Nose has chocolate malts and some hops. Taste has earth, chocolate malt, roast. Late hop kick and some solid bitterness. Aftertaste has earth and roast and hops, alcohol stays hidden well. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamfisted (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Advent calendar. Nice beer. Pours rich and dark, this is more of a porter than a black IPA. Malty, oily and a bit of bitterness and citrus on the back end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MunBro (230) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Craft Beer Calendar day 22. Aroma is of malts, dark chocolate, pine, earth. Tastes of roast malts and chocolate; also has really nice clear citrus notes which come in after the initial malt blast of oranges, tangerines, grapefruit. I enjoyed this one.


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