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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


JuliusCaesar's rating

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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2014
22oz bomber: this one pours a dark chocolate brown color. There was about a finger of a tan head on it that didn’t linger long. It has a surprisingly lighter nose. Malts, but not much sweetness at all. Perhaps a bit of chocolate roast and pine. It tastes OK, but I’m not sure why they call it a black IPA. Almost no bitterness to it. There is a good malt body, with some chocolate and roasted notes trying to peak thru but no real sweetness either. It needs a whole lot more hops to be in an IPA category. Let’s just call it a very good strong porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2014
From notes sampled 4/16/2011 Pours a pretty solid black color with a creamy frothy khaki head that just wont quit. Spicy resinous pine mixed with hints of roast and a slight mineral/earthiness. This on fills my taste buds with and enormous resinous hop bite. Hints of roasty coffee break through and mix with the resinous hops, like drinking coffee out of the bong pipe. Bone dry finish with long lingering hoppy roasty aftertaste. Medium level of carbonation, medium body, slick resinous mouthfeel. I enjoyed this. This is another solid brew from a brewery that seems to be finding ways to get out from under the radar.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheStillMan (2) - Wellington, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
Pours well with ruby black hues and generous head. Aroma sweetish toffee, palate dark treacle, hops not bold enough to qualify for IPA status, so maybe not well named. Drinks nicely. Maybe too much time spent making it black rather than a Black IPA

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alanthebeerguy (147) - - APR 5, 2014
#21 - pours dark brown, thick tan head, good lacing. Smells of citrus, dates, chocolate, coffee. Taste is more on the malt side, the hop coming through as a bitter effect. A little sweet. Chocolate and sour coffee. More like a porter, but slight bitter finish. Just OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (3120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Basque, Göteborg.
Appearance: Dark brow, almost black, colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Liquorice, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, fruit, citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle at Basque, Göteborg. Very deep amber beer with a nice lasting beige head. Chocolate aroma, roasted, caramel, hoppy, grassy, hay notes, some citrus, some cocoa powder. Hoppy toasted flavor, fruity, citrus, grapes, metallic notes. Hoppy roasted finish with cocoa powder, citrus and some grapes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at Basque cons 2014-03-21 Göteborg AR: citrus perfume, AP: pitch black, high frothy lively sand brown head F: fizz, wee roasted malt, fairly bitter, tropical fruity hoppiness

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Bottled at Basque, Gothenburg. Near black, huge lively head. Licorice aroma. Mid sweet, spritzy mouthfeel. Ash and chocolate. Coffee and medicin. Aggressive. Salty, resiny finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4501) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Thin, off white creamy head and an opaque black body. Nose of sour malt with a bitter hop front. Strangely over-carbonated and fruity. Deep roastineas trough the finish but thin across the palate. Very average.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
BeerAdvent 2013 Day 21. Pours Very Dark Brown, tan head. Nose is chocolate, pine, roast, citrus. Flavour is chocolate, citrus, quite a lot of black patent malt, makes it taste ashy on the finish, almost acrid.


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