RateBeer
overall
81
41
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Peak Organic Hop Noir is a brownish black ale with a brown sugar colored head thatís smooth and dense, lasts forever and covers the glass with solid sheets of foam. It has a bold citrus aroma that is a lot like mandarin orange or tangerine. There is a hint of roast to it, like coffee. Itís pretty full bodied, smooth and foamy. The finish is pretty dry and a little acidic. It leaves the teeth feeling a little gritty. It has a pretty bold flavor thatís quite bitter and a little sweet. Flavors of mandarin orange, toffee, dark chocolate and pine resin mingle through the taste. Both the citrus flavor and the roasty, almost ashy, flavor linger well after the swallow. This is pretty richly flavored, so itís not really for chugging, but I donít let that stop me. Iím a big fan of this style and these guys did a good job with it. Itís a little palette blowing, so donít have it before dinner.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Berard (340) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScipioA (331) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2013
12 oz bottle pours pitch black with a small brown head. Lovely aroma thatís 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2011
22oz bottle. Opaque deep brown-black, maybe just black, with a pretty respectable fluffy beige head. One of my favorite Peak beers yet, this really nails the style. Creamy chocolate tones on top of a rough hop barrage. Some alcohol to round out the rich depth. A really solid beer, not unlike Old Rasputin...maybe a touch more hops. Thick, oily tones that are truly the essence of the Black IPA. An awesome beer, well done.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbooth (12) - Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Never had a "black IPA" But this is delicious. Strong malt flavored all through out. Crisp and full notes of hops especially at the finish. Good beer will buy again. -CB

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (226) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 5, 2012
12 oz bottle serving: Pours a deep black with a foamy brown head. Light shows through the dark brew and plenty of carbonation is visible. Smells of pine hops and maybe some cascade hops as well with roasted malt. Tastes of hops and descent carbonation, hops are strong at first but subside to just make a very drinkable black IPA. It is 8.2% abv and the hops and roasted malt balance it out. Finishes with the bitter, roasted malt taste and leaves some carbonation on the tongue. Solidly very good.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
This is really nice, great attributes. The sniff is the best part! Reeks of fresh hops with the look of a black ale. Flavor is deep with fresh hops and a roast malty back. Pretty smooth and 8% ABV! Overall this brew should get more love!! Try it hop lovers

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1339) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
CBAC day 21. Pours an opaque black with a nice brown head and lots of sticky lace. Aroma of citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, roasted malts, light chocolate and pine. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, grapefruit, citrus hops, pine and a nice bitterness throughout. Medium low carbonation and a very well balanced beer of malts and hops and very smooth for the high abv. Love this black ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3500) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Aroma is decently hoppy with floral and fruity hints, not strong but still pleasing. It pours a dark muddy brown that is opaque save at the edges, and the pale tan head is thick, frothy and persistent. Flavor is quite hoppy and somewhat bitter, and has grassy, woody and nutty hints, plus a fair but not fierce alcohol nip. Texture is smooth and fizzy, leaving a tingly and woody finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Very nice fresh hop aroma prominent with spice, pine and fresh grass. Black with ruby/brown highlights. Thick tan head which rains down at pouring. Taste is rich with hop character but not overwhelmingly bitter. Some of the roastiness of the dark mounts comes through as well but still leaves center stage to the hop oils. Not particularly alcoholic. More malt on the finish. Moderate body. Sticky lips when finished. Lots of the dark malt left far into the finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50