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RATINGS: 161   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (7004) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (2997) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3430) - 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.

3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
A dark brown IPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet nutty malt with nice floral hops, butterscotch, not bad. In mouth, a smooth nutty chocolate malt, floral hops, light menthol notes, quite nice. Tasted at Raquette River Beer and Wine Fest, July 13 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Serving: Draft. Almost black pour with a creamy tan head. The nose is a mix of roast, chocolate, and pine. The flavor starts off roasty and chocolaty but transitions to a pine and earthy bitterness. Somehow it doesn’t quite all work together. Smooth on the tongue though.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TATE (265) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 Bottle from Paul. Didn’t get to pour, was on the golf course. This is a well balanced beer. I was shocked when I looked at the label and saw it was 8.2%. I couldn’t sense any heat or flavor from the high alcohol. There is a lot of roasted flavors almost like a highly hopped stout. The hops were not overpowering though which I liked leading to a good balance between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle at home in CT, USA. Pours black with a creamy, beige cap. Big pine and grass hop nose, with decent roast, too. Medium sweet flavor with heavy grassy bitterness, heavy roasted malts and burnt cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fairly dry on the finish, with burnt wood, charred malts and roast, pine, mild oily resins and grass. Lingering bitter roast and grass. A very decent black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Draft at NOVA BrewFest. Poured a dark, almost black color with a dark tan, almost brown colored head. Aroma was citrus malts, nice lightly roasted and sweet malt balance. Flavor was citrus and pine hops, with a nice malty balance to it. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Why is it so hard to make a decent black IPA? Seriously? I mean, this is ok, but that’s about it.


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