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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2371) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours a deep umber black color with nice two finger mocha head...aromas are a bit subtle but I get some chocolate malts and a bit of earthy piney hops. On the palate its has good medium mouthfeel with a rich chocolate roasted background that is heightened by a bit of sticky piney hop flavors. Nice lingering finish... wow this is one of the first beers brewed at shipyard that Ive enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WallStirctly (57) - - SEP 29, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Im not a huge ipa fan, a little too hoppy for my taste, but this was an interesting selection, a dark ipa, which I had never seen. It taste very similar to any ipa you might pick off shelf such as shipyard monkey fist but has a bit of a stout kicker to it which was nice. Its a solid beer, good color, good head, not my cup of tea per say, but as far as ipas go, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
May 13, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc & mabel. blankboy’s bomber. Nearly opaque ruby-black with a solid and last fluffy/creamy tan head. Hoppy aroma, resin, light coffee, some noticeable alcohol and not sweet at all - nearly an 8. Taste - odd - resin, citrus zest, quite roasty, something spicy and earthy, almost like pickled hot peppers, sourness hovering around the edges - stale coffee? Thick body, some drying acidity, still with a fairly long dry almost carbonized finish ... seemed a bit disjointed and boderline harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (816) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
12oz bottle pours a black color with a medium tan head. Aromas of pine, roasted malt. Nice balance, complex, a good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Aroma is smoky and hoppy. Thick Long lasting caramel head sits on top of a dark brown thick looking beer. First impression is creamy, second is hop. Finally, a nice smoke taste. Has all the right elements, but still feels a little lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2012
On tap. Black color with tan foam. Mild floral, caramel, dry black malt aromas. medium body. Dry black malt, caramel, chocolate, pine flavors, drying finish--decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9932) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
On tap at the Stags Head, Manhattan - 01/03/12. Dark dark brown verging on black with a good finger of tan head. Malt nose allied to slightly piney hops and a little licquorice. Piney citrus hops and medium roasted malts combine finishing with a nice bitterness note. Medium bodied amd carbonation with quite a dry finish. Enjoyable Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Dark, about what you’d expect for a porter. Dense, creamy tan head. Has a few dark nuts and dried fruit noted you’d expect in an imperial stout. Not really that hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, citrusy hops, and some fruity notes. Flavor strong of the malts and hops. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
werberski (18) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Head is thin. Taste is of piney hops. Finish is moderately bitter. Body could use more backbone to it. At 8% it is very drinkable. Finish is drier than expected. Not bad.

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