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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5875) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle: Chuffe glass: Large fluffy creamy beige brown head. Dark brown beer. Aroma is very hoppy with a light dose of roast. Fruity and flowers with citrus and a dark part. Nice! Flavour is also quite hoppy with a subtle roastyness. Good strong bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter with some fruity tones. Good. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than just medium bodied. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2464) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
Donkere chocolade bruine kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, citrus, hop, beetje chocolade. Smaakt fruitig, hop, chocolade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2282) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
355ml bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice well balanced brew with medium bitterness and subtle sweetness. Roasted malts, pine, coffee, raisins and caramel. Tasty BIPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (461) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours a rich dark brown with a small head, but the head is pretty dense. Aroma of floral hops and citrus. Flavor is more stout than IPA. Roasty and sweet at first with a nice hop kick on the back end. Definitely lots of roasted grains in this one. Very smooth in the mouth and I would not have guessed that this beer is 8.2% ABV. Pretty good if you are looking for a black IPA that is farther toward the stout end of the spectrum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (832) - ITALY - APR 11, 2015
35 cl bottle in NY. Dark brown color, thick creamy brownish head, strong hoppy nose. Aroma resempbles an IPA with grapefruit, caramel and spices, backed by a dark toasted presence. Strong hops completes the picture. Body is full, thick texture, heavy one. A shot in the dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (2393) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft->shaker. Deep brown with moderate tan head. Chocolate and roasted malts with some earthy and citrus hop notes in a messy combination. More of a porter than a black IPA, and not well executed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1049) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours almost black. Frothy tan head. Moderate lacing. Nose is mildly hoppy; citrus notes. Taste is on the bitter side, but some orangey citrus sweetness comes through. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle at Basque, Gothenburg.. Deep amber beer with a beige head. Chocolate and hoppy aroma with grassy notes. Hoppy and fruity flavour with some metallic hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2041) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2014
22oz bomber: this one pours a dark chocolate brown color. There was about a finger of a tan head on it that didn’t linger long. It has a surprisingly lighter nose. Malts, but not much sweetness at all. Perhaps a bit of chocolate roast and pine. It tastes OK, but I’m not sure why they call it a black IPA. Almost no bitterness to it. There is a good malt body, with some chocolate and roasted notes trying to peak thru but no real sweetness either. It needs a whole lot more hops to be in an IPA category. Let’s just call it a very good strong porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3401) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2014
From notes sampled 4/16/2011 Pours a pretty solid black color with a creamy frothy khaki head that just wont quit. Spicy resinous pine mixed with hints of roast and a slight mineral/earthiness. This on fills my taste buds with and enormous resinous hop bite. Hints of roasty coffee break through and mix with the resinous hops, like drinking coffee out of the bong pipe. Bone dry finish with long lingering hoppy roasty aftertaste. Medium level of carbonation, medium body, slick resinous mouthfeel. I enjoyed this. This is another solid brew from a brewery that seems to be finding ways to get out from under the radar.

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