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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThreeCats (831) - ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2013
Dark ruby with basically no head. Aroma of roast and toffee. Sickly sweet. Taste roasty and weird, odd vegetable notes. Did not enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1679) - ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle at the Black IPA tasting in Beer&Beyond shop. Pours black with a small head. Aroma - roasted malts, stale hops. Sweet-sour, roasted malts, coffee,some weird burned notes. Light-medium bodied, rough bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2/10/2012. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Malty aromas with pine, caramel and citrus. Malty flavors with hops, but seem to lack a bit of structure to make it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Berard (633) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft. Pours black with creme white head that lingers. Little carbonation with mild hop aroma. Enjoy the caramel/coffee flavors of a stout with the hop bitterness. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5369) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A very good lookin beer from a bottle. Nice fairly thin choco moose head. Smell is dull hops. Big and strong with initial old wet burnt campfire wood stout effects tinged by heavy hops. Wew, pretty strong but it tries to grow on yah. Yes, wew, wants to be a stout but the stout is not imperial enough to overtake the mouth coating rude ipa BS. Wew that finish really is an ipa chin kicker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, orange peel, cocoa, resin and pine. Slight charred malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
355ml bottle pours black in color with a small tan head that leaves some spotted lacing. Aroma is roasted grains with some citrus and pine. Taste is a roasted grain with citrus and pine hop bitterness and a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium body with modest carbonation. Well done, solid black IPA. Definitely recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (1018) - Friona, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Poured a dark amber color with a foamy head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and pine/grassy hops. Flavor of toffee mixed with a hoppy profile but the malt comes through with more of a dominating toffee. Light to medium sweet. Alcohol is not noticed. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small frothy light brown head. The nose is rather chocolaty and lightly roasty with a fairly heavy caramel sweetness and a light hoppiness. The flavor is more about the malt than the hops, chocolaty with a little licorice and burnt caramel base. The bitterness is light to moderate and gains strength on the finish. Amazingly, this was brewed at Shipyard and I’m not getting any diacetyl. Medium bodied with a fairly sturdy and clingy sweet malt base, soft fizzy carbonation. Not the best Black IPA, but I’ve had a lot worse.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2013
12 oz bottle pours pitch black with a small brown head. Lovely aroma that’s very akin to a heavily hopped IPA - citrus and pine - but some of the roasted malts come through too. The flavors are well put together, with the piney hops complimenting the dark stout base of roasted malt. Hints of raisin and burnt popcorn, with a very bitter and astringent finish. Very little alcohol profile in the aroma or taste. Very good dark ale, with some warm fuzzies from the organicalness thrown in too.

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