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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


werberski's rating

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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (489) - - APR 9, 2016
Nice zweet, liquorice and citruslike aroma. Nice black colour, almost white head. Flavours include earthy coffee, brown sigaretten, bitter citrus, a bit dry dark malts. Liquorice, bitter aftertaste. Great!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20725) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
20th March 2016
Almost opaque dark amber - brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is airy, fairly dry and has good fine carbonation. Thin dark malts but with a fair bit of roast bitterness. Touch of dark chocolate. Mellow hop skunk and smooth pine. Finishes light and roasty bitter. Not bad, tad malt led.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6042) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2016
35cl Bottle from Vonk. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of brown malts, roasted malts, leather, light smoke, leaves, tea, fruits. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, grapefruit, light leather, smoke, nuts, tea, hoppy bitter finish with some leather. Medium bodied at best. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4918) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2016
Dark brown, stable beige head, nice. Crusty whole wheat bread, oatmeal, moderate English hops. Taste is much more expressive. Nice proper bitterness. Very much my kind of beer, even though my nose doesn’t quite catch all aromas right now. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1798) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bomber, Trader Joe’s. $4.99 or $5.99, can’t remember. Pours dark brown with a large light brown head. Aroma of pine, caramel, citrus, pineapple. Taste is bitter pine and sweet caramel up front, followed by some citrus and then more sweet caramel. Light coffee in there too, but not strong. Tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2920) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is dark malt, coffee, roast, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is light sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, a bit weaker than I would expect from the abv. Otherwise a nice Black IPA on the roasty coffee side of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5855) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2016
355ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with ruby red glimmer and average to huge, frothy to macropore, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Piney hoppy aroma, notes of spruce, coniferes in general, hints of woody pineapple, roasty dark malty background. Taste is bitter hoppy, piney, hints of spruce, pineapple, a minimally metallic touch, weak, roasty dark malty basis.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (427) - CYPRUS - FEB 26, 2016
Dark black body with a thin brown head. Aroma is licorice, roasted. Taste is sweet and medium bitter. Aftertaste is a bit ashy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1233) - , CYPRUS - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle. Black colour. Aromatic hop aroma. Flavour is burnt citrus, finishes dry with some bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1906) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle shared at ExABC tasting. Dark brown with off hite head. Burnt malts roasted caramel malts, some cheesiness/onion like hops, yoghurt, vegetal hop bitterness, coffee notes. Nice and bitter with lots of carbonation.


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