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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.

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3.8
Ascelja (1539) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2016
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Bottle 0.355l. Deep red to black body, medium tan head. Aroma of dark berries, citruses, flowers, oolong tea, resiny, pines. Taste is strongly bitter, really dry. Nice hoppiness, resiny, citruses, floral tones, zest, roasted notes. Medium body, well attenuated, medium carbonation.
Black hoppy killer as I like it! Perfect!

3.8
Rotin (1551) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle 0.355l. Dark red to brown colored. AROMA- intensive, pine, hop resins, bergamot peel, flowery oolong tea, dark malt. FLAVOR- dry, bitter, hoppy, malt on background, dry bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Aggressively hopped, strong, great.

3.6
Alengrin (5431) - BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2016
American BIPA hopped with Centennial and brewed at Shipyard. Quite fierce gusher, spouting from the bottle neck one second after opening, but I managed to capture most of it - the few centiliters that got away are for the angels, I guess. Thickly cobweb-lacing, pale greyish beige, ’papery’ head with good edge retention, moussy and irregular, leaving an intricate web of thin beige foam in the middle; lightly hazy, very dark burgundy robe with warm mahogany hue, more or less blackish in general appearance, but completely translucent. Aroma perfectly fits the time of the year, with hints of pine wood, cedar needles, sourishly fermenting tree leaves, burnt tree branches, moist leather, moldy walnuts on a damp forest floor, dried forest mushrooms, dried fig, black tea, ripe elderberries, blackcurrant, burnt toast, soggy brown bread, old nutmeg, dried out pipe tobacco, hazelnut shells, charcoal, the white underside of grapefruit peel, salmiak, very dry red wine and something not unlike very dry manure - no offense, as this feature seems to fit in well. Sourish elderberries, unripe figs and brambleberries show up in the onset, lively but offering only the slightest hint at plum-like sweetness; umami, however, is very present to counterbalance the sourishness, in a dried mushroom kind of way; carbonation is spritzy (not surprising considering the violent gushing) and minerally, adding to the sourish effect, and mouthfeel is coarsened a bit by this, though otherwise remains supple and smooth. Dark malt core in the middle, a tad nutty but almost instantly shifting to toasted bitter and almost gaining a coffeeish roasted bitterness as the palate progresses - but before the latter comes to development, hops take over as is to be expected from the style, with a spicy, resinous, dried grapefruit peel- and pine needle-like bitterness, aromatic enough and at the same time bittering the back of the mouth. Ashy remnants of the roasted malts come through in the end and a subtle but noticeable whisky-like alcohol effect shows up, but the resinous, grapefruity and piney hop force wins and lasts for a long time after swallowing. Another beer today which made me mad because of fierce gushing but turned out interesting and appealing in the glass, this is a very typical and decent example of Cascadian dark ale - almost evoking a walk through a sombre, autumny pine forest, which is the (admittedly gloomy) kind of atmosphere I hope to find in this particular style of beer. Aromatic, bitter but not harsh, with a good balance between dark roasted maltiness and fragrant Centennial pine aromas: if it weren’t for the gushing, I’d recommend this as a perfect introduction to the black IPA style.

3.6
Rasmus40 (21141) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from Beernavigator. Black with a big beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, light smoked and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Carbonation is a bit high. 071016

2.9
SinH4 (4938) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma is cherry, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, some fresh yeast, some cherry. Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Decent.

3.4
cgarvieuk (24792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2016 Bottle at hotel room worden borefts 2016... Dark black.. Thin white tan lacing... Soft sweet chocolate Roast malts.. Big pine malts nose soft dark dry chocolate Roast... Dry pine

3.1
Koelschtrinker (20591) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Spritzig trocken hopfiger Antrunk. Angenehme Würzigkeit, rund, vollmundig. Gelungen. 11/10/9/9//9

3.6
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Body is dark brown and thin mocha head. Nose is anice, matls, vanilla, sweetish. Taste is malts, caramel, lots of hops in there too. Quite nice - and packs a real punch.

3.8
MonsterMagnet (1456) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Chocolate, coffee, resin, citrus, a little on the sweet side. Very nice.

4.2
EvNa (371) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle. Color: Very dark brown to black. Fine beige head. Taste: Roasted malt, sweet-bitter coffee, hopbitter. Lively carbonation. Aftertaste: Long lasting, bitter, grapefruit. Very good beer.


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