yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Peak Organic Hop Noir is a brownish black ale with a brown sugar colored head that’s 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. It’s 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 that’s 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 it’s not really for chugging, but I don’t let that stop me. I’m a big fan of this style and these guys did a good job with it. It’s a little palette blowing, so don’t have it before dinner. Berard (639) - 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.
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Nice roasted malt smell within resin and grapefruit scent at the end. Black as hell which is what I look for in a black IPA. Reach deep aromatic body semi-sweet dark chocolate and roasted malts light brown sugar in between. Medium body medium crisp carbonation. One of the best black ipas I’ve ever had loves all maine black ipas. Love that your organic and all the flavors you bring with all your hard will have more ratings. Great work! ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2013
12 oz bottle pours pitch black with a small brown head. Lovely aroma that’s 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. EvNa (449) - Ede, 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.
nuplastikk (6414) - 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. 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.
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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. raradel (343) - 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 Reimer96 (1743) - 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.