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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with a medium foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, charcoal, alcohol, and resiny hops. Taste mirrors the nose, with chocolate and coffee, notes of dark fruit, alcohol, and then a pine and earthy hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5780) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2013
Scura buona dchiuma piuttosto persistente tostate biona lippolaturea leggermente agrumata erbacea discreta secchezza corpo medio amaro piuttosto deciso abbastanza lingo nel finale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2064) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, hops, light citrus, & some coffee notes; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, some dark chocolate, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, hides the ABV well - decent.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clugger (13) - - APR 2, 2013
resin, caramel, chocolate, coffee, black, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, astringent,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Appearance: Pours a deep near-black with red color with a foamy, off-white-near-brown head. Looks nice in a glass.

Aroma: There are definite hop aromas here, but they’re offset by an interesting, spicy malt character that is coming through as well. It’s an interesting combination on the nose.

Taste: Usually, black IPAs disappoint me because I think that it is so difficult to balance the hops and the dark malts, but this beer succeeds for me where so many others have failed. I think that there is a nice mix of piney, resiny hops (no real citrus on my palate) that mingles with an interesting spicy and earthy character. There is a touch of chocolate and a mild roasty, almost smoky presence that makes this an interesting beer.

Overall: This is a very good beer, a nice representation of the style. Having had so many bad black IPAs, I’m glad to have found one that does the style justice. That said, there is something missing that could propel this beer into my "A" range, so I have to give it a B+. It has definitely inspired me to try more Peak Organic beers in the future.

Rating: 7/10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle, best before Feb. ’13. Twist-off cap. Booooo. Pours dark brown/red, opaque in the glass, with a 2-finger fluffy/creamy light brown head. Aromas of spicy pine and citrus mingle with sugared spruce and earthy malt. Flavor is earthy and citrusy; spicy, fresh, and bold. Bitter, earthy, citrusy finish. Moderate carbonation, verging on savory. Slightly warming, but the ABV is well hidden. Nice. [1112]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dvdalvn (25) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Interesting...dark and hoppy. A little sweet but still really good. Easy to drink and organic!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Pretty good beer. Has an extremely strong malt aroma. Flavor follows with a moderate amount of bitterness. Sweeter than I had expected but still enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12oz bottle poured into glass. Pitch black color with a thin beige head. Nice mixture of earthy hops and slight coffee grind in the aroma. Flavor is piney and somewhat dry but still pretty decent all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3505) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep brown-black with a medium tan head that dissipates with good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, citrus, pine. Flavor is the same with heavy roasted malts and a pine/citrus medium bitterness. Lightly sweet, bitterness lingering long into the finish, almost a light astringency. Medium body.


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